A New Tool: Astro-Physics Refractor!

The Astro-Physics 130EDF refractorToday I received an Astro-Physics 130EDF refractor.  Astro-Physics is a premier telescope manufacturer and IMHO manufacture the best photographic instruments available today. The refractor is an f6 focal ratio and a focal length of over 800mm. The telescope can be stopped down to f4 and about 600mm focal length. This telescope has a field of view at 600mm of 2x3 degrees. It will be terrific for moderate field objects like the Andromeda Galaxy, Pleiades, Triangulum Galaxy, and the Rosette. Can't wait to put the instrument to work.