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8.5" Mak

Started by Joe Bergeron, 04/01/2008 05:08PM
Posted 04/01/2008 05:08PM Opening Post
I've been on the A-P Mak notification list for some time, and today it paid off when I was the first to be notified of A-P's new 215mm f/12 Photo-Visual Mak. The central obstruction is a bit bigger at 25% than I would have liked, but that won't be a huge drawback. It has integrated anti-dew heating elements, which I thought was a good idea long before Meade tried to implement it. The scope should ride beautifully on my G-11 mount. Needless to say, I sent in my $4,000 deposit. Roland plans to introduce the scope formally at NEAF later this month.

Joe Bergeron

Moderator, Astro-Physics Forum
Posted 04/01/2008 05:49PM #1
Joe ,Is this an April Fools joke? If not how long have you been on the Mak waiting list?
Posted 04/02/2008 08:23AM #2
Wow 25% obstruction...and embedded heater must have Ritchey-Cheretien-like optics. smile

Posted 04/03/2008 06:25PM #3
I regret to inform the more credulous among you that my post was an April Fool joke. Next time I'll post something more outlandish to avoid misleading anyone.

Joe Bergeron

Moderator, Astro-Physics Forum