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9 63 Recommendations for cleaning TCR Objective?
by meunim
Jun 6, 2015 11:50:11 GMT -5
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58 361 Hello from Italy
by sulcis2000
Jul 19, 2015 8:31:07 GMT -5
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Have a question for ISTAR? Ask it here, and it will get the owners attention.

77 604 I'm interested in a large refractor
by astromanuk
Aug 1, 2015 10:16:16 GMT -5
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Discuss anything that doesn't fit in the specialized forums. General conversation about the board, and socializing.

179 1,217 Finally, my new baby....
by johnsmith
Jul 1, 2015 22:20:43 GMT -5

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

7 67 Vintage Celestron Multiocular Holder 1.25"
by jimcurry
Jan 30, 2015 7:41:49 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

4 18 M13 with iStar Asteria 204-8 R35 and QSI-6120
by jaymocha
Aug 1, 2015 1:09:36 GMT -5
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Equipment and methods for observing our day star are discussed here.

14 81 Another "Fantastic" 228 H alpha Scope with an APOD
by Viktor Z.
Mar 17, 2015 18:18:37 GMT -5

The Achromatics

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Discussion of all of the ISTAR Classic Achromatic lenses and scopes

76 857 Moonraker f10 150mm Istar Doublet.
by moonraker
Jul 14, 2015 2:57:37 GMT -5

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

53 494 150mm F/5 R50 SLIM Semi APO Doublet FMC
by astromanuk
Aug 2, 2015 14:45:40 GMT -5

The Apocromatics

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

18 194 NEW 160mm F/8 and 180mm F/9 Semi APO DOUBLETS
by cherubino
Jul 14, 2015 8:51:26 GMT -5


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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


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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.

41 539 150 F15 folded refractor completed
by nobody
Jul 29, 2015 12:10:05 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!

10 89 Tangent Arm
by boomboom
Jul 31, 2015 5:02:04 GMT -5


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

Moderator: Mike - Istar Optical

8 10 Inventory Clearance Sale
by Mike - Istar Optical
Mar 6, 2015 8:25:45 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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