After using an Astro-Physics 130EDFGT refractor for over 7 years, I decided it was time to acquire a different A-P refractor. I've always had
an interest in Roland's classic EDT line of scopes. The EDT's were either f8 or f8.35 scopes that were produced from 1991 until 2003. This past summer, I discovered fellow astrophotographer
Jerry Lodriguss was selling his 130EDT. Jerry used this scope for extensive film and DSLR imaging since he purchased it directly from A-P in 1992. In 2012, the objective (serial #SF58227) was sent to Roland
where it was disassembled, cleaned, re-oiled, re-assembled, aligned and tested on a interferometer. In October 2015, it arrived at its new home, The Cape Cod Imaging Station,
where it will continue to image the night sky for years to come. I also plan to use it visually to observe the planets including the upcoming May 2016 Mars opposition.
© Chris Cook 2015