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StarFire 152mm f/12 + PM1 mount

Started by chrisastro, 10/21/2010 05:30PM
Posted 10/21/2010 05:30PM Opening Post
I have just become the proud and lucky owner of an A-P 152mm StarFire f/12 thanks to Astromart so thought I'd share this picture with the forum.

I've always wanted a large premium A-P refractor and after waiting many years on the A-P waiting list, managed to pick this up locally.

The f/12 StarFire is pictured with a classic Rob Miller Astro Promotions PM1 mount (some heritage here with the early A-P mounts) that I've owned for many years now and always wanted to add the pier extension and mount that dream scope. I'm delighted to have finally matched the two. In fact the scope and the mount are both from 1991.

I love it when a plan comes together, albeit 5 years in the making for me:-)

And it gets better - crystal clear skies for 2 full weeks after purchase - when does that happen! The views through the StarFire have been spectacular even through my light polluted skies. I can only guess at what a dark skies trip to West Texas will be like.

I hope you like the equipment picture.

Cheers,

Chris

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Posted 10/21/2010 06:27PM #1
Congrats, what a nice setup! You are indeed lucky.

I have Starfire 152 f/9 of similar vintage, found here on Astromart.

Cheers
John