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Anyone who attended todays 'Astrofest' in London can't have failed to have been impressed by this monster.....


No.......i didn't buy it  :(   Lottery winners only ! 


I've never seen a scope like this available to buy. It makes my WO 5" look like a pea-shooter, and even makes the only mount capable of carrying it,


the Paramount ME look small.


 


It's a 10" APM Triplet Apo, with LZOS optics, with a 2250mm focal length. Thats nearly 7  1/2  feet !  And.....its over 50kgs....!


 


The cost.......wait for it........£45,549 (no trade discounts allowed ! )  Oh......and don't forget the £12k for the mount and pier. And you'll need a big obsy.


 


Despite this,  Widescreen Centre, who were displaying it, told me they sell at least one of them every year...... :screwloose:



 


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i doubled checked the weight from a US supplier of this scope : i wasn't far out,,,,,,it's 99Lbs  :o


....and i think those stainless steel counterweights are 10kg each (maybe they are 15 ? ), so yes , it would need double that.


Just shows you the immense engineering that goes into those Paramount ME's. Probably the ultimate home mount you can buy.


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I reckon any of us would need one of that beast of a scope! Especially Stephen as his muscles are probably now adapted to only being able to lift that "massive" GT-81 :D

 

Hey! I have to lift it WITH a camera on the back ... :nonono:

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I reckon any of us would need one of that beast of a scope! Especially Stephen as his muscles are probably now adapted to only being able to lift that "massive" GT-81 :D

Hey! I have to lift it WITH a camera on the back ... :nonono:

Ha ha ha! :)

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