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10 81 Why not post?
by jamesling1000
Dec 28, 2019 8:23:29 GMT -5
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63 404 a germany refractor fan>my dream 8 inch
by jamesling1000
Nov 23, 2019 0:52:22 GMT -5
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Have a question for ISTAR? Ask it here, and it will get the owners attention.

90 689 Achro 150-12
by dan
Nov 9, 2019 22:59:57 GMT -5
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Discuss anything that doesn't fit in the specialized forums. General conversation about the board, and socializing.

184 1,249 iStar 6" f/12 achromat for sale in UK.
by nobody
Feb 1, 2017 8:22:15 GMT -5
No New Posts EYEPIECES

A place to discuss eyepieces. Old favorites and new finds.

7 69 GSO 30mm SV vrs TV 27mm pan.
by astrorl
May 1, 2017 18:23:52 GMT -5
No New Posts Bino-Viewers

Cyclops lives.... but is there more to see?

2 10 Supercharge WO's or buy new bigger CA bino's?
by boomboom
Sept 24, 2014 2:06:47 GMT -5
No New Posts Astrophotography

Talk about imaging

5 20 Video of my 2015 Solar images refractor 228mm sp├ęcial Halpha
by nobody
Dec 18, 2015 8:54:41 GMT -5
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Equipment and methods for observing our day star are discussed here.

15 88 Another "Fantastic" 228 H alpha Scope with an APOD
by DanielKepog
Dec 10, 2019 21:49:04 GMT -5

The Achromatics

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Discussion of all of the ISTAR Classic Achromatic lenses and scopes

80 962 8" F8.8 ISTAR-OPTICAL SIDEWALK ACTIVITIES IN 2017
by jamesling1000
Apr 20, 2019 2:48:30 GMT -5
No New Posts ANASTIGMATS

Unique lenses that are only being made by ISTAR, Reduced false color and a smaller spot size rate a forum of their own.

57 513 NEW SLIM LENS in ARES 150-5 R50 EXCEEDS ALL EXPECTATIONS!
by KateHit
Dec 26, 2019 0:01:20 GMT -5

The Apocromatics

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Discussion of all ISTAR Apo and Super Apo lenses and scopes, including the Fluorite

20 206 180mm F/6 APO super wide-field Refractor/Astrograph
by ales - istar optical
May 1, 2018 18:34:50 GMT -5

Reflectors

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If a refractor isn't your only scope you might want to talk about these!

2 9 New Feather touch .
by Mike - Istar Optical
May 19, 2014 9:28:42 GMT -5
No New Posts Dobsonians and newtonians

Talk about your reflective light buckets here.

3 15 PiKon telescope
by borispider
Sept 19, 2014 8:55:04 GMT -5

ATM

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A place to show off your home built ISTAR. Discussion of methods, materials, tools, and ideas for making your own custom built refractor.

47 588 150MM F/15 at night
by astrorl
Jul 22, 2017 10:22:49 GMT -5
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Have a non ISTAR refractor project that you're proud of? If you show it off here, it will help ISTAR builders too!

11 102 The Best Mount for Large GEM's
by nobody
Dec 22, 2015 11:26:13 GMT -5

CURRENTLY IN STOCK AT ISTAR

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List of in stock scopes at ISTAR. Maintained by Mike Harden. Thanks Mike!

Moderator: Mike - Istar Optical

12 15 SALE OF REMAINING OTA'S IN STOCK
by ales - istar optical
May 1, 2018 18:03:15 GMT -5

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33 164 Sanibel Island Moonset
by borispider
Nov 26, 2014 11:29:08 GMT -5

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