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Altair Wave Series 102mm F7 Super ED Triplet APO


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Hi,

 

The lovely people on here have advised me to look at Altair which i have been doing.

 

So before i click buy this week on a WO 91 FLT + flattener, can anyone advise if they have experience of the Altair Wave Series 102mm F7 Super ED Triplet APO and how good points / bad points or if they have experienced a side-by-side comparison. there is very little on the internet / youtube etc about the Altair compared with the more well-known brands. I take it that they are the 'same scope' as other brands sell just with the Altair logo on?

 

Price wise the Altair Wave Series 102mm F7 Super ED Triplet APO + diagonal, guide scope and flattener cost works out no different to the WO 91 FLT + diagonal guide scope and flattener thanks to the Altair accessories being more expensive than the WO ones but you are getting 11mm (+/-12%) more aperture bang for buck which is a plus as well as a longer focal length. 

 

Icant see anything on the site that explains what the maximum achievable magnification is (certainly not in terms i understand) so i guess i will be calling them about that. Both have nice styling and reports of well machined parts and are in the range of optics that i want; 80-115mm.

 

Thanks in advance for assistance.

 

 

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On 9/25/2022 at 11:38 AM, Kevin17 said:

Hi,

 

The lovely people on here have advised me to look at Altair which i have been doing.

 

So before i click buy this week on a WO 91 FLT + flattener, can anyone advise if they have experience of the Altair Wave Series 102mm F7 Super ED Triplet APO and how good points / bad points or if they have experienced a side-by-side comparison. there is very little on the internet / youtube etc about the Altair compared with the more well-known brands. I take it that they are the 'same scope' as other brands sell just with the Altair logo on?

 

Price wise the Altair Wave Series 102mm F7 Super ED Triplet APO + diagonal, guide scope and flattener cost works out no different to the WO 91 FLT + diagonal guide scope and flattener thanks to the Altair accessories being more expensive than the WO ones but you are getting 11mm (+/-12%) more aperture bang for buck which is a plus as well as a longer focal length. 

 

Icant see anything on the site that explains what the maximum achievable magnification is (certainly not in terms i understand) so i guess i will be calling them about that. Both have nice styling and reports of well machined parts and are in the range of optics that i want; 80-115mm.

 

Thanks in advance for assistance.

 

 

 I would say the 102 Triplet would be a better purchase simply due to the larger aperture. It has a test report too and looks very nice. I visited the Altair shop in Norwich again this week and they have one on display there. It's a very nicely made telescope and 4 inches of aperture will give you extra detail visible the planets which are out now. 

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hi,

 

I already got the WO, had it a couple of months now - no one at altair answered my calls or emails, that makes a big difference to me in deciding what to buy and from who.

 

cheers for the feedback.

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