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Astro-Physics 130 Starfire EDF "Gran turismo"

Finally I decided to install the Astro-Physics AP130 in my observatory as main imaging equipment.

I mounted the following image train:
- CCD camera :SBIG STL-6303 with Adaptive Optic L
- Focuser: I have chosen one of Optec, the TCF-Si.

Early tests indicate the need for a flattener and due to the specifics of my installation I decided to use an flattener from Telescope Service (TS2Flat). This flattener have 43mm of clean aperture and Its screwing directly in the CCD camera 48mm filter housing. For me setup this is very useful. The recommended distance from the flattener to the CCD are 120mm.

As soon as you hope to begin testing.
Waiting for results
Waiting for results
Astro-Physics 130-GT installed in the observatory
Astro-Physics 130-GT installed in the observatory
Ready to use
Ready to use
Image train
Image train
The other side
The other side
Astro-Physics Refractor unpacking
Astro-Physics Refractor unpacking
The mythical box
The mythical box
Open the box
Open the box
The name of the legend
The name of the legend
Very fine ends
Very fine ends
Ap-2.7inch focuser
Ap-2.7inch focuser
Front Lens
Front Lens
AP-130 vs FSQ. Size Comparation
AP-130 vs FSQ. Size Comparation
Mounting in top of CGEM
Mounting in top of CGEM
Very nice setup
Very nice setup
It's short
It's short