DGM Optics OA-9.0 ATS

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Brand and Model:DGM Optics OA-9.0 ATS
Price ($USD):$3945.00
Type:Unobstructed Newtonian
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Aperture:9" (228mm)
f Ratio:f/9.6
Focal Length:2185mm
Electric Power:n/a
Weight (lbs):95 lbs.
Dimensions (w/h/d):
Description:Unobstructed reflector on a dobsonian mount. Mount features a hinged, split wood, yoke that can be quickly released and rotated and balanced for a comfortable view of any portion of the sky.

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DGM Optics OA-9.0 ATS
This is a huge telescope -- if it were a conventional Newtonian, it would be a 12-inch f/7.5 or 13-inch f/7. But that comes with the design of the OA-9.0, so I can't complain much about the size. The mount is very well built and has smooth motions. You'll need a step-ladder, too, so "ease of use" suffers.

Optically it's wonderful; I have the OA-6.5 as well, and the 9.0 is clearly superior. Contrast, color and resolution are superb.

I bought this one used because they weren't available from DGM Optics anymore; the value-for-money was definitely there!

Overall Rating: 9
Optics:10 Mount:9 Ease of Use:8 Value:9
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
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DGM Optics OA-9.0 ATS
Crystal Pinpoint stars everywhere I look. It's like having a 9" APO. Ease of use is 8 because it's a Dob rather than GEM mount. Furniture quality base with very smooth action. The best part is the view. I've never seen anything like it.

Overall Rating: 10
Optics:10 Mount:10 Ease of Use:8 Value:10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Link to this vote: http://excelsis.com/1.0/displayvote.php?voteid=325238

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