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10 74 ALES - Out of Office between May 19 and July 10, 2016
by ales - istar optical
May 18, 2016 19:56:36 GMT -5
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63 392 New member from Connecticut, USA
by nobody
Apr 24, 2017 0:51:35 GMT -5
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Have a question for ISTAR? Ask it here, and it will get the owners attention.

88 680 160mm F -12 R30 or a 150mm R -12 R30
by ales - istar optical
May 1, 2018 17:52:39 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
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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
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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
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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 83 140mm F10 SUPER SOLAR DOUBLET Optimized for H, Ha, K, S !!!
by ales - istar optical
Jul 16, 2016 17:02:43 GMT -5

The Achromatics

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Discussion of all of the ISTAR Classic Achromatic lenses and scopes

79 948 New PHOENIX WFT 204-6 in production now!
by starlite
Dec 22, 2017 22:02:37 GMT -5
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Unique lenses that are only being made by ISTAR, Reduced false color and a smaller spot size rate a forum of their own.

57 508 R30's Strehl
by mikey cee
Sept 19, 2016 21:37:42 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
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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
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Nov 26, 2014 11:29:08 GMT -5

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