Starmaster Shorty 11"

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Brand and Model:Starmaster Shorty 11"
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Aperture:279mm (11")
f Ratio:f/4.3
Focal Length:1201mm
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Description:Cloudy Nights' Review
Ed Ting's Review

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Starmaster Shorty 11"
The Starmaster 11" F/4.3 Shorty may be the best all around scope available. Its planetary views are magnificent, and with 11" of aperture, most dso's are easy targets. The Zambuto optics are without equal. Views are truly refractor-like, especially when long focal length eyepieces like the 31 Nagler are used with a Paracorr. This scope made me sell my expensive A/P refractors. It's portable, sets up fast, and has far more reach than any refractor costing less than a new home. The relatively short focal length (1201mm, or 1381mm w/Paracorr) means that the Shorty can go "wide" and give a real field of view in the vicinity of 2 degrees with 31 Nagler. I use my Shorty both at my suburban home and at dark sites when I don't want to be bothered setting up a much larger dob. It's a great all purpose scope...and you can use it seated at all times!

Overall Rating: 10
Optics:10 Mount:10 Ease of Use:10 Value:9
Weight: 5 (Veritable Vote)
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