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Title: First (proper) Light of 167 mm /f7.3 AP OTA
Post by: Ignacio on 2017 March 27 14:37:15
After a long impasse of about 2 years, I am back in action with a new OTA, designed and built by Roland Christen of Astro-Physics. It is a 167mm aperture, oiled triplet, with a fluorite middle element, the blank of which came from Zeiss Jena's facility in East Germany and made it to the hands of Roland during the reunification. This is the same source of cristal used in the APQ series. Hence, I named the OTA AP167 FLZ in reference to this interesting back story.

I got delivery of it a few months ago, but only last Friday I had the chance to try it from a relatively dark site, close to Buenos Aires, hence the (proper) qualifier in this post subject title.

The object of choice was Leo's Triplet, which is kind of low from my location but still a great target to test the optics. Its is 2hrs 20 min integration with a cooled canon 6D. No need to say I am thrilled with this very fine instrument!

http://www.pampaskies.com/gallery3/var/fulres/LeosTriplet_IAFY.JPG

cheers,
Ignacio
Title: Re: First (proper) Light of 167 mm /f7.3 AP OTA
Post by: RickS on 2017 March 28 02:09:46
Congrats on the new scope, Ignacio.  That's a great first light image!
Title: Re: First (proper) Light of 167 mm /f7.3 AP OTA
Post by: Ignacio on 2017 March 28 05:40:36
Thank you, Rick!
Title: Re: First (proper) Light of 167 mm /f7.3 AP OTA
Post by: avastro on 2017 March 28 08:29:36
Wahoo, that is a very special and rare refractor. I've no doubt you'll enjoy the new baby, congrat Ignacio.
Antoine
Title: Re: First (proper) Light of 167 mm /f7.3 AP OTA
Post by: Ignacio on 2017 March 29 12:14:46
Thank you, Antoine, appreciated.

Ignacio
Title: Re: First (proper) Light of 167 mm /f7.3 AP OTA
Post by: Flavio on 2017 March 30 04:04:47
A truly fine image: well done!

Congratulations,

Flavio
Title: Re: First (proper) Light of 167 mm /f7.3 AP OTA
Post by: Ignacio on 2017 April 01 07:10:42
Thanks for the feedback, Flavio!

Ignacio
Title: Re: First (proper) Light of 167 mm /f7.3 AP OTA
Post by: speach on 2017 April 04 16:02:11
nice very nice
Title: Re: First (proper) Light of 167 mm /f7.3 AP OTA
Post by: Ignacio on 2017 April 12 09:25:31
Today's APOD!  :D :D

Ignacio
Title: Re: First (proper) Light of 167 mm /f7.3 AP OTA
Post by: avastro on 2017 April 12 11:07:59
Congrat Ignacio, very nice image well balanced I love it.
Your set up is running fine no doubts you are going to enjoy it.
Antoine
Title: Re: First (proper) Light of 167 mm /f7.3 AP OTA
Post by: edif300 on 2017 April 25 03:25:52
Buen procesado Ignacio! me gusta.

Saludos
Iñaki
Title: Re: First (proper) Light of 167 mm /f7.3 AP OTA
Post by: Ignacio on 2017 April 25 06:22:48
Muuchas gracias, Iñaki. Por algún motivo, el link apuntaba a una versión anterior (con inferior procesado). Ahora lo corregí.

saludos
Ignacio
Title: Re: First (proper) Light of 167 mm /f7.3 AP OTA
Post by: Alejandro Tombolini on 2017 April 25 20:52:23
Excellent Ignacio and welcome back!