Starwave 80ED-R ED Doublet Refractor Telescope
Author: Ron Clarke
Very impressed with the build and the optics. Very versatile and easy to use. Would highly recommend this scope! (SW80 V1)
Author: mark fuller
Very good build quality - built like a tank compared to other 80mm scopes I've owned with a much better focuser. Got this for visual and astro photographic use with my Canon 450D and it performs very well. Very good for solar observing with a very sharp image. (SW80 V1)
Author: Paul van Vuuren
I was very happy with this purchase, and will be taking my first astro imaging steps next. So far daytime pics taken with my Nikon D700 have been excellent. My first visual session were the Moon, Pleiades cluster and Orion nebula before the clouds rolled in. I've not much to compare it to but my children and I were very impressed with what we saw before complaints about the cold! I'd like to thank Altair for some good advice and furnishing me with exactly what I needed from their large product range. This product is very reasonably priced for the build quality, and there was no sales pressure, just logical explanations of what I need. Thanks very much! PVV (SW80 V1)
Author: F Dawson
Mine just arrived and I'm very impressed with the solid construction. This is like a product from the old days but in a good way, no skimping on materials and trying to do too much with too little, no plastic ANYWHERE. A rugged but very purposeful looking device. I've pointed it out of the window to align the finder scope so far (sod's law - cloudy!) and it certainly seems to work well, but will report back soon! Just so others are aware, you need a diagonal for this telescope for it to focus with the eyepieces, and so-on. The matching finder scope is useful but not mandatory, and I'm glad I ordered it. I felt I got an accurate description and useful advice from the gentleman at the shop and have everything I need for now. (SW80 V1)
Author: Mick Davies
Been on the waiting list for a few months, but delivered promptly the day after ordering. It's a bit larger than expected and very solidly built. The case looks handy, and I gather more robust than previous. I'll be using it in anger this weekend what with the weather but so far quite happy thanks. (SW80 V1)
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