The Astro-Physics 130EDF Gran Turismo


After a 8 year 10 month wait, the 130EDF Starfire triplet apochromat refractor arrived on October 17, 2008! Here are some photos showing this beautiful scope.

Thanks to Roland and Marj at Astro-Physics for producing such a fine instrument!

The 130EDF Starfire Gran Turismo #46 just after arrival, still in its shipping wrap.

All setup in the observatory.

The rotatable 2.7" focuser and ST-8E.

The dewshield.

The 130EDF and Mini-Borg 50 guider.

The beautiful 5.1" triplet objective lens. Awesome coatings!

The 130EDF on the Losmandy G11 with Le Sueur 'Astro Pier'.

The rig ready for a night of imaging.

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