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by jamesling1000
Jul 2, 2020 0:16:17 GMT -5
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by Ales - iStar Optical
May 14, 2021 22:17:04 GMT -5
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Have a question for ISTAR? Ask it here, and it will get the owners attention.

91 692 Performance Istar lens in narrowband imaging and UV-IR
by Ales - iStar Optical
May 23, 2021 23:00:03 GMT -5
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Discuss anything that doesn't fit in the specialized forums. General conversation about anything astronomical or otherwise.

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by Ales - iStar Optical
Apr 20, 2021 21:50:06 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

Achromatic Doublets

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Discussion of all of the ISTAR Classic Achromatic lenses and scopes

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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 which rate a board of their own.

58 513 R30's Strehl
by Ales - iStar Optical
Apr 20, 2021 21:42:13 GMT -5

Apochromatic Triplets & Doublets

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Discussion of all ISTAR APO and Super APO lenses and scopes, including Fluorite variations.

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by Ales - iStar Optical
Apr 27, 2021 17:57:11 GMT -5

Reflectors

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

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by Mike
May 19, 2014 9:28:42 GMT -5
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Talk about your reflective light buckets here.

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by borispider
Sept 19, 2014 8:55:04 GMT -5

ATM (Amateur Telescope Making)

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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.

49 609 iStar 180 F/8 R30 build from Oz
by GrahamP
Jun 3, 2021 6:10:27 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!

11 106 The Best Mount for Large GEM's
by Ales - iStar Optical
Apr 11, 2021 15:31:24 GMT -5

CURRENTLY IN STOCK AT ISTAR

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List of in stock scopes at ISTAR.

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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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