The AstroTech AT65EDQ has proven to be a popular astrograph since it's introduction. With a great combination of low cost and impressive results, AstroTech surely has a winner on their hands.
The scope currently shows as backordered, but rumor has it that it will be available again 3rd quarter 2012. I own one, but have not had a chance yet to photograph through it. Soon....
AT65EDQ at Astronomy Technologies
Sunday, July 4, 2010
Announced at NEAF, the Astro-Tech AT65EDQ is a 65mm F/6 Quadruplet Petzval Refractor Astrograph. At only $549.00 ($450 if you were lucky enough to pre-order), this scope promises to be a flat-field astrophotography bargain. Latest un-official word is that delivery is ~ 60 days away.
Features include FPL53 for the triplet, and a separate, dedicated field flattener, dual speed focuser, and included mounting rings.
Now only if the one that *I* pre-ordered would arrive.