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Astro-Tech AT72EDII Apo Refractor

Posted by Lawrence Carlino 04/02/2018 12:00AM   (Reviews/Telescopes/Refractors)

Astro-Tech AT72EDII Apo Refractor

A small refractor fan shares the goods on this AT Apo...

Explore Scientific ES152ED Triplet APO

Posted by Lawrence Carlino 03/27/2015 12:00AM   (Reviews/Telescopes/Refractors)

Explore Scientific ES152ED Triplet APO

The carbon fiber newcomer takes on the classic Tak FS-152 fluorite

Takahashi FC-100DC Apochromat (Return of the Fluorite)

Posted by Lawrence Carlino 12/11/2013 12:00AM   (Reviews/Telescopes/Refractors)

Takahashi FC-100DC Apochromat (Return of the Fluorite)

Though big Dobs and high-quality catadioptrics are often the telescopes of choice IF they have the time to reach and keep thermal equilibrium, something else is needed to make the most of less-than-ideal conditions while maintaining significant capability. That, at least to me, means a 4-inch APO refractor. Great optics, a short cool-down time, and reasonably light weight are the needed virtues.

Istar Perseus AT204, F8.8 Refractor

Posted by Lawrence Carlino 06/28/2013 12:00AM   (Reviews/Telescopes/Refractors)

Istar Perseus AT204, F8.8 Refractor

A touch of Pulkovo, Lick, and Yerkes... On a budget.

The Orion 120ST Refractor vs. the Keck 1 and Keck 2 Telescopes

Posted by Don French 03/27/2013 12:00AM   (Reviews/Telescopes/Refractors)

The Orion 120ST Refractor vs. the Keck 1 and Keck 2 Telescopes

Yes, that Keck (with apologies to Tolkien, Vance, Monty Python, etc.).

Unitron Telescopes – Collectible and Restorable

Posted by Anthony Mallama 03/09/2013 12:00AM   (Reviews/Telescopes/Refractors)

Unitron Telescopes – Collectible and Restorable

Vintage telescopes are highly prized on the AstroMart web site. Watchful buyers are quick to snatch up brand name instruments like Tinsley and Cave. Another icon among collectible telescopes is Unitron. These bygone refractors harken back to the era before apochromatic lenses when tubes were long and mounts were rigid.