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Lunt 6" ED APO

Started by daqua, 04/12/2015 08:38AM
Posted 04/12/2015 08:38AM Opening Post
Its advertised here on A-mart for $2691 until 20 April. Their promotion says 10% off. Seems like the promotional price should be $3591, not $2691. Is the $2691 real or is this a misprint?
If real, there should be a lot of people scrambling to get a 6" APO at an extremely low price.
Posted 04/12/2015 11:17AM | Edited 04/12/2015 11:18AM #1
If I'm not mistaken, the OTA is made by APM Germany and was the subject of a lot of chatter on CN a few years ago, that is where Markus Ludas of APM became actively engaged with forum members during the design concept stages of the OTA. It was an interesting read with Mr. Ludas exchanging ideas with the group. The 6" doublet was the result. According to Lunt's website, the OTA apparently is designed for visual and imaging, giving planetary as an example. Nothing was said about DSOs which is no surprise looking at the config of the scope. I believe you are correct unless they are doing a blow out special, $3591 seems to be the correct price relative to retail pricing at $3,999. I would also agree if the price is actually $2,691 there would be an upsurge in sales.
Posted 04/12/2015 11:56AM #2
Domenic Quadrini said:

Its advertised here on A-mart for $2691 until 20 April. Their promotion says 10% off. Seems like the promotional price should be $3591, not $2691. Is the $2691 real or is this a misprint?
If real, there should be a lot of people scrambling to get a 6" APO at an extremely low price.

That is the price they posted directly in the vendors forum on CN.....They are also offering the lens/cell only combo for $1590.00

ED Apo Refractors, Optical tubes :

- Lunt LE 70/f6 OTA, 2" Focuser., doublet > $ 359
- Lunt LE 80/f7 OTA ,2" Focuser., doublet > $ 404
- Lunt LE 102/f7 OTA 2" Focuser., doublet > $ 656
- Lunt LE 152/f8, APO, doublet , 2.5" Focuser > $2,691



- Lunt LE 152f/8 Apo doublet lens in cell for ATM people > special NEAF Price $ 1,590.00...please note : this are custom orders and have some weeks delivery time



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Posted 04/12/2015 05:21PM #3
Yeah, I see what you mean, their regular price is $3990 which would give $3591 at 10% discount. If they mistakenly keyed in $2990 it would show $2691 - so sure seems a slip-up. It's still a good deal at $3591 though! Rikki is going to get a lot of calls. They certainly can't sell it at $2691 without taking a big loss on every one! The 2691 would be the fair heavily uese price on Amart for a beat up one! Tom Dey

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Posted 04/14/2015 11:47AM #4
I ordered the lens cell and optics only. Supposedly it will be a direct replacement for my Celestron 6" f/8 refractor.

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