Murnaghan Odyssey 8" f4.5

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Brand and Model:Murnaghan Odyssey 8" f4.5
Price ($USD):399.95
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Aperture:203mm (8")
f Ratio:f/4.5
Focal Length:913.5mm
Electric Power:
Weight (lbs):39lbs lbs.
Dimensions (w/h/d):36 "X10 "
Description:27mm Coated Ortho eyepiece standard. Telrad mounted $49 extra.

Extremely High Build Quality and Optics ata a bargain price.

Machined Aluminum Push Pull Focuser with threaded fine focus.

Wonderful balance and mount. Lots of Accessories available from

eyepieces to computer drive. Delivered on time, and packed

securely - no collimating required.

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Murnaghan Odyssey 8" f4.5
Not a bad portable scope, although its size and altazimuth mount means that unless you build a "booster" stand for it, you will have to sit on the ground
to use it. The focuser is the standard helical, and has a little more play
than I wanted, plus the range wasn't quite enough for some eyepieces and
Barlows. Optically, it performed OK (just a hint of spherical aberration in
the star test), but the huge secondary support "beam" introduced a rather
bright diffraction spike (could have been a lot thinner and still supported
the diagonal well). Collimation was always critical, and views at high power
suffered a little because of this.

Overall Rating: 6
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