I plan to leave it in an observatory, and the daytime/nighttime temp delta is quite large where I live in the summer, so the observatory will heat up during the day, with rapidly falling temperatures at sunset that continue falling throughout the night. In fact, my first autoguider was an SBIG ST-4. (Cena 28500zl). A new batch of 140s would most likely use different glass and might be air spaced or a combo of air/oil spaced. https://www.theastroimagingchannel.org/ In this session we'll demonstrate the Astro-Physics setup routine and imaging workflow. or. Firma Astro-Physics z siedzibą w Rockford, Illinois (USA), założona w roku 1975 przez Rolanda Christena, zyskała doskonałą reputację za sprawą w pełni apochromatycznych refraktorów.Inżynierowie Astro-Physics pozostali wierni tej reputacji rozwijając wysokiej klasy montaże. These links will take you to various information categories. Planets are often quite visible even before sunset, so having something that cools quickly and that provides good viewing even when not fully cooled, so it is already ready to go was important. The Astro-Physics GTO mount has proven itself to be reliable even in the most severe environment on the planet while functioning flawlessly 24 hours per day throughout the entire polar night - a night lasting 6 months. I have viewed through a TEC140 and an AP175: and they are terrific, and I own a Tak TSA102, so I know what good views look like. We encourage the sharing of ideas, experiences, photos and the enthusiasm that members bring to this group. Big jump between the two sizes. Astrophysics is a science that employs the methods and principles of physics in the study of astronomical objects and phenomena. Does anyone know if Roland Christen of Astro-physics plans on starting a new production run of his 140mm StarFire refractors? Mam do sprzedania montaż firmy ASTRO-PHYSICS 1200GTO *(CP3-1044) , który wcześniej posiadałem w obserwatorium . He just shook his head - although I don't know whether that was a "No" or a "I wish people would stop asking dumb questions.". Curiosity and education go hand in hand. Subscribe at ap-ug.groups.io/g/main  We look forward to your participation. Astro-Physics is pleased to offer two Astro-Physics users groups that promote discussion about our telescopes, mounts and accessories. We’ll offer our input as needed and as time permits. Please re-enable javascript to access full functionality. Astro-Physics 16in Versatile Dovetail … I believe the TS Optics 140 f6.5 is the same as the Sharpstar and both have 2 ED elements. Bottom line: At NEAF 2010, I asked Roland specifically about the 140 (I was also on that list, too) and he shook his head, No. Another clue is that he makes reducers/correctors for the TEC 140ED. The TEC140FL I looked through was really nice (I’m a sucker for Fluorite) and the TEC180FL I wish I hadn’t sold. However, Yuri is still taking names for the TEC 140 FL, with an estimated wait time of about a year. Please join us at ap-gto.groups.io/g/main. I've owned an Astro-Physics Mach1 mount since 2009 and have always autoguided this and previous mounts via the ST-4 interface. User Groups. She suggested I buy a TOA150 - so I did. 48 Contiguous States: Free ground shipping for all shipments over $100 unless otherwise indicated. Which is disappointing considering the 140mm size makes for a great all round scope! Currently they are not taking any more names for any of their telescope lists and common consensus here on CN seems to be that the AP wait lists will never be opened again. Forums: Astronomy, Astrophysics, Supernovae, Primordial Heat. I was lucky enough to have looked thru a AP140 over a decade ago, and I will never forget that perfect image of Jupiter. They are usually able to respond quickly. 16" Easy-Balance Dovetail Saddle Plate with 3 clamps - 1600, 1100, 1200, 900, Mach1 and Mach2 (DOVELM162) This 16" Dovetail Saddle Plate, designed and manufactured by Astro-Physics, is … Keep in mind that the 140 is a big scope. Can AP or TEC top that? Request homework help for all sciences and math. The APM/TMB 130mm f/9.25 would also be excellent for visual and the 10mm difference is negligible. ap-gto  User Group: Discussions regarding Astro-Physics GTO mounts, APCC and the ASCOM V2 Driver. The EDF is the telescope that put Astro-Physics unquestionably at the forefront of Apo tech. German VAT tax (16%): € 7,352.94 . Have you contacted Astro-Physics directly ? Regulamin forum, informacje o działaniu strony. Astrophysics Blog Blog List. Currently they offer the 130mm and the 254mm mak. 5 talking about this. Our goal at Cloudy Nights is to assist amateur astronomers in better understanding the equipment that goes with the hobby. Astro-Physics is pleased to offer two Astro-Physics users groups that promote discussion about our telescopes, mounts and accessories. If he does add a scope, it’ll be something of interest to him (big imaging reflector of some sort), or a 160-180 range of refractor. Compare. Meanwhile, if you have a specific, technical question you want to ask us, please contact us directly at support@astro-physics.com. Powiadomienie o plikach cookie. Yes I did. Can’t wait much longer. 16" Easy-Balance Dovetail Saddle Plate with 3 clamps - 1600, 1100, 1200, 900, Mach1 and Mach2 (DOVELM162) This 16" Dovetail Saddle Plate, designed and manufactured by Astro-Physics, is … An AP-130 would be a very good substitute. We encourage the sharing of ideas, experiences, photos and the enthusiasm that members bring to this group. There is TEC, CFF, Tak and LZOS, to name a few within the range of 140mm aperture. Though it would be fun to make such a comparison. ?? Place your astronomy ads, read the latest news articles and check out the current reviews of newest telescopes and equipment. Astromart.com is the leading portal for astronomy news, classified ads and telescope reviews. Well, let's put it this way, Roland stopped making a 140mm aperture scope and has a TEC 140ED he uses for some of his imaging, saying it's an excellent scope. Niezawodność montaży Astro-Physics jest legendarna! The Sharpstar is priced right with two ED elements but the Stellarvue looks to be at the top of its class and in the same price neighborhood as the TEC.. Edited by Jon_Doh, 20 November 2020 - 02:04 PM. The AP-140 is oil spaced. Technical Support for Current Products It pays to call around. Why wait? In the mid-1990s, I drove to the Astro-Phisics office/manufacturing site outside of Rockford, IL and pickup up this scope myself. Page 1 of 2 - Astro-physics 140 - posted in Refractors : Does anyone know if Roland Christen of Astro-physics plans on starting a new production run of his 140mm StarFire refractors? Meanwhile, if you have a specific, technical question you want to ask us, please contact us directly at, General discussions concerning Astro-Physics scopes and accessories. I have been on the waiting list since 2009. Astra piątej generacji (Astra V, Astra 5, Astra K) jest szczuplejsza, ale mocniejsza. Astro-Physics 16in Easy-Balance Dovetail Saddle Plate with 3 clamps - 1600, 1100, 1200, 900, Mach1 and Mach2 (DOVELM162) APH-DOVELM162 SKU: APH-DOVELM162. Solar Observing and Imaging Forum; Observational Astrophysics Forum; Celestron NexStar Forum; Questar Forum; Meade Computerized Telescopes Forum; Astronomy Software & Computers Forum; Astro Art, Books, Websites & Other Media Forum; EAA Observation and Equipment Forum; Science! Replies: 17 Views: 376 . I had a chat with Roland at NEAF 2018 - I specifically asked where there would ever be another run of the 140. I would lookout for a 130 EDT, EDF, EDF-GT or GTX, TEC-140, 155 EDF or TEC-160. the AP-140 - the optics will surely be great I don´t doubt a second about it - what would hold me back for one is, a) the too big tube that was made for the 160, b) the sliding mechanism of the dewcap as the 140 I saw had scratches in the black paint of the dewcap from it. I wouldn't wait either because there are some excellent 140mm triplets on the market besides the AP and TEC such as the Stellarvue 140 f6.7, Sharpstar 140 f6.5, and the ES 140 f6,5. Discussion by livinglava Posted 01/26/20 3:54 PM. Astro-Physics is pleased to offer two Astro-Physics users groups that promote discussion about our telescopes, mounts and accessories. With few modifications these are carrying a telescope in Antarctica for planetary research. Last Post by oralloy on 01/29/20 6:09 AM . Several functions may not work. A terrific equatorial mount - it was used with a PlaneWave 12.5-inch CDK to determine the photometric period of Nova Cygni 2019 (amplitude only 0.014 mag), as well as many published light curves and astrometry o minor planets. Looking back, my Tak arrived in early November 2008 ... it's scary how the years pass. I am the original owner. See more of Astro-Physics on Facebook. Astro-Physics. As an owner of the AP-130GT, I can attest to its petite-ness in comparison to the 140. I could get one off the shelf here in Oz, but I don't know what the US situation is at present. I just sent my deposit yesterday. Na forum jest 835 użytkowników :: 41 zarejestrowanych, 3 ukrytych i 791 gości (oparte na użytkownikach aktywnych przez ostatnie 30 minut) Najwięcej użytkowników ( 5181 ) … If I had to guess, I'd say it was a bit of both. These show up here and at the other site from time to time. We strive to accomplish this goal in three ways. I once called AP and Marj laughed when I asked whether my name was likely to come up within the next couple of years. 48 Contiguous States: Free ground shipping for all shipments over $100 unless otherwise indicated. It is in perfect condition. Since our E-Commerce website does not have provisions for the extensive documentation that we maintain, we created Astro-Physics.info to house information regarding present and past products. I seriously doubt you could tell any difference with these compared to the AP or TEC. € 8,529.41 Price excl. In fact there is one for sale in Europe on the other site now. Astrophysics is a branch of space science that applies the laws of physics and chemistry to seek to understand the universe and our place in it. Almost every part is built from scratch in Rockford, Illinois. View Details. Astro-Physics Part #: 142060KBKIT ¼-20 X .65” Knob Set (3) Astro-Physics Part #: 142085KBKIT ¼-20 X .85” Knob Set (3) Screw Packet for: CBAPT, TRAYSB1 Control Box Adapter and Tray Support Bars for Piers and Tripods 0 . Group members are quite knowledgeable and offer excellent advice and suggestions. I have never looked thru a Tec140, how does it compare to the AP140? As good as these AP scopes are, get a scope now and don't waste your good younger eye sight . AP says oil: https://astro-physic...s/140edf/140edf. Find experts debating the latest physics research. The wait time is minimal as their website is predicting a ship date of Feb 2021. I will consider the TEC140 as a reasonable substitute, if Roland has given it his stamp of approval, it’s  worth looking into. The Skywatcher is a very good and much cheaper alternative to the "alphas". Find information on astrophysics, journals, nebula, stars, theoretical astrophysics, space science, astronomy physics, alien life, human spaceflight, new planets, the solar system, the big bang, cosmology, dark matter, string theory, news and more by following top astrophysics sites. Log In. The price difference between the TEC and the Stellervue is not much and I don't mind waiting as I have some equally high quality but somewhat smaller scopes to use in the mean time. Telescopes, mountings, and accessories for the advanced amateur or professional astronomer. I have been on the waiting list since 2009. Left: artwork by an enthusiast depicting an Astro-Physics telescope atop a mount that appears similar to the late 1980's production '800' Mount (15,401 bytes). I wouldn’t wait for the 140. One-owner AP900 GTOCP3 servo motor equatorial mount purchased in 2008 for $8,450. Group members are quite knowledgeable and offer excellent advice and suggestions. Montaż leży nieużywany od ponad półtorej roku .Niedawno (2 miesiące temu) przeszedł gruntowny serwis w firmie Baader , gdzie był też zakupiony . Never sell a TEC-140 and OF COURSE not a 180 if you have one, Reg. I spoke to Daylean at Astro-Physics. You currently have javascript disabled. We’ll offer our input as needed and as time permits. Obiór do uzgodnienia. But if I were in the market for an air spaced scope and wanted it soon, that Stellervue scope looks quite nice. All orders are custom made and most ship worldwide within 24 hours. ASTRO-PHYSICS uses state-of-the-art CNC machine technology and hydraulic circular grinding machines to manufacture high-precision fitings. Astro-Physics 92mm f6.65 Stowaway # 1400092. However -- and this is not widely known -- if one calls around to the various TEC dealers, one can sometimes find a dealer that has an APO140FL coming in for sale in much less time than a year. It is really close to the 130 they already do. So these were made from glass, some of which may no longer be available. I am selling my Astro-Physics Starfire 130 EDF. Has always been mounted in a dome under computer control. Among the subjects studied are the Sun, other stars, galaxies, extrasolar planets, the interstellar medium and the cosmic microwave background. The same tube that was being used for the 160 was utilized for the 140 so it is bulkier than the TEC 140s and much larger than any f/6-f/7 130mm scope. I've also heard that the 140 f/7.5 lenses were milled down from imperfect 155 f/7.0 lenses therefore a baby 155. I’ve owned both the AP 140 and TEC 140...don’t wait, get the TEC! Forum. A fun forum for the entire universe and every little particle in it. Astro-Physics. From that I’m assuming he has no plans to resume the AP140 production line. Page 2 of 2 - Astro-physics 140 - posted in Refractors : I just posted a synopsis of my discussion regarding the A-P 140 in the APitis thread. Your price: $312.00. I've also read, but have not yet experienced, that oil spaced lenses have better contrast since the reduced number of air to glass interfaces reduce scatter. Huh, Oh, I'm sorry, what did you say Heywood? Quick view. 13 Wątki 148 Posty Ostatni post przez Patrykus 30 lis 2019, o 13:29; Jesteś nowy - przywitaj się Możesz napisać coś o sobie Moderator: piotii 866 Wątki 1370 Posty Ostatni post przez Lesiu1990 4 gru 2020, o 21:31; Nasze Astry Astro-Physics 130mm f/6.3 StarFire GTX Refractor "Gran Turismo" # 1400136. Subscribe at. Compare Quick view. can recent discoveries show dark energies increase explain the problems with the current big bang? Umieściliśmy na Twoim urządzeniu pliki cookie, aby pomóc Ci usprawnić przeglądanie strony.Możesz dostosować ustawienia plików cookie, w przeciwnym wypadku zakładamy, że wyrażasz na to zgodę. If one places an order for a TEC APO140FL directly with TEC, one will usually wait about a year (or more) for delivery. Stellarvue promises a Strehl of at least .99. DSLR, Mirrorless & General-Purpose Digital Camera DSO Imaging, Community Forum Software by IP.BoardLicensed to: Cloudy Nights, This is not recommended for shared computers, Adding external focuser to Meade LX85 6" Mak, PixInsight Basic CCD paramenter, need help understanding values, RogerLaureys, Moravianus, noisejammer and. ap-ug User Group: General discussions concerning Astro-Physics scopes and accessories. I have lovingly cared for it over the years. At least you are on a list. Inspired designs on t-shirts, posters, stickers, home decor, and more by independent artists and designers from around the world. I went with TEC because TEC is oil spaced (I think AP might be as well) and where I live, having a fast cooling scope in the summer planet season is important to me. High quality Astrophysics gifts and merchandise. TECHNICAL SUPPORT DOCUMENTATION. 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