Post by Ales - iStar Optical on Mar 26, 2016 13:34:50 GMT -5
Hello everyone, just wanted to inform everyone that we are assembling 10 new Phoenix WXT 204-6LT OTAs. 4 of these are already spoken for, 6 are still available. All these new, lightweight, new generations OTAs are shipped with EU made CNC machined rings and the latest generation 2.5" MoonLite focuser. You can add the original iStar high quality BK7 diagonal for only 129 USD (10% savings)
Lenses for these scopes are produced down to each order in batches of 5 so you can expect delivery of your scope in 4 to 6 weeks on average.
Anyone interested, please call me 619-452-9820 or write firstname.lastname@example.org
Post by Ales - iStar Optical on May 18, 2016 0:12:26 GMT -5
Just a quick update. These last few scopes are made with new, super flat black powder coat. Before we manually painted all inner surfaces with this German made flat black paint. So these last 10 scopes really look amazing, top notch. Secondly, each new scope is now sold with US made 2.5" dual accessory bracket MoonLite focuser and UK made, CNC machined, super lightweight tube rings.
I personally believe that our latest generation (2016) Phoenix WXT 204-6LT is the best scope in its class for low power, super wide field deep space visual observing. As you can see on our website, it can even be used for a very decent deep space photography... Im very proud of this scope since I designed it from scratch and it really outperforms pretty much anything in this (and even larger) aperture class. Somebody on this forum mentioned "not enough" baffles. Well, there are 3, and according to my computer ray tracing, this is exactly what is needed. No stray light can possibly reach the focuser, period. Unless you stand directly below street lamp or observe with full Moon only few degrees away.
Well, Im finally getting of these scopes for myself. regards, Ales