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A very affordable 10" telescope, capable of capturing incredibly deep images, the Orion 10" f/3.9 Newtonian reflector astrograph is an amazing performer. The coatings are 94% reflective, and the 2" dual speed crayford focuser is rock solid.
 
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5 / 5
Very Affordable, very fast optics with few limitations, and capablities to expand and improve astro-imaging abilities with each use.
PostedOctober 19, 2011
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from Knoxville, Tennessee
Owned this product for:Less than 3 mos
Optical Quality 
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Value 
5 / 5
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My first real optical tube worth mentioning was the Meade AR-6" LXD refractor. This is a good scope for general visual appilcations. Of course, I began to develop interests in astrophotography. I used a number of different "poor boy" improvised set-ups to capture short exposure single shot images. Well, to get to the point, I was able to purchase just this year an Orion Atlas Eg mount. WOW WHAT A DIFFERENCE! Also I now (1 1/2 weeks) have the Orion 10" f3.9 Newtonian Astrograph with the Orion 80mm short tube refractor, Starshoot Autoguider combo.
I am about as new at astrophotography as you can get and had no previous knowledge or real experience of the actual process,(still don't know much!), but I have to say the first light images I collected with this set-up just 4 days ago have highly impressed and encouraged me! I cannot say enough about this Astrographs performance so far. I do have one slightly negative comment concerning the 2" crayford style focuser, I wish it used a compression ring at the eyepiece rather than the two thumb screws.I would highly (and have) reccommend it for anyone wishing to enter astrophotography at an affordable price with exceptional results! I will try to post my first photos. They are one shot, color, 2-3 min exposure w/nikon d3000 dslr.
Thanks Orion for all my astro equipment!
Favorite viewing location: Look Rock , Foothills Parkway, 11/2 Hours south of Knoxville,TN
Favorite object to observe: m31, m42
Yes, I recommend this product!
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