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Posted by Martin on May 25, 2001 05:03:16 UTC

Yepp I think you're right! I called to several dealers in america and unfortuenately I couldn't get anything in between 2.14" and 2.4". What I realised though after talking to several people was that there wasn't really all that much of a difference. So in the end I called Newport glass and orderd what seemed to me to be the best solution, a 2.17" ;) It's a 1/10 wavelength and has special 95% coating. My other option was getting a $20 orion 1.97" which would have saved me about $30. But I figured that the extra reflection and the fact that the newport mirror was Pyrex and probably all around better was worth it. By the way, I allso found this company They are the cheapest I have seen around by far! Telrad finders $36.95 and eyepieces are outrageously much cheaper than anything else.

Well I can't wait untill when the stuff starts dropping in so that I can start building! Unfortuenately I won't be getting most of the stuff untill late june but since I have the primary here all ready I'll just start with the actual tube assembly as soon as my examinations are over.

//Martin :)

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