<portaballer@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> These are available from Gilman at Hioptic, generally speaking, i have
> not ever received anything of note from him or the company, this being
> 2 containers of stuff. Cost on these is very cheap on the wholesale
> level, look for $500usd or so for one with the mount.
Yes, found it:
8" f/12's in stock in Oz too, apparently, so at least the f/12 is definite,
or at least 12 to 12.5 depending on where the rounding's happening.
I've been quoted (in Oz.dollars) $985 for the OTA, though I'm not sure if
that's the wholesale or RRP. That compares to $1579 for the Meade 8" f/10
OTA, and $2300 for their 7" f/15 OTA, neither of which come with a diagonal,
but as the stock diagonal's probably eminently upgradeable they're it's
closest competitors here. What's that, less than half the price?