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vieproltesro

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Re: Zhumell Z8 OOS Until January - What Is My Second Choice?
« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2018, 11:32:41 AM »
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Option 2

http://www.telescope...onian-telescope

Same scope, but it shows out of stock as well.

I think this 8" GSO scope is just not available. It was available for a brief while from Orion (branded Skyline). The Astro-Tech version has been out of stock forever. Too bad, it's a great scope. I gave one away last year when I couldn't find a buyer!

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Re: Zhumell Z8 OOS Until January - What Is My Second Choice?
« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2018, 03:01:51 PM »
Yes on the 10". I've found it to be a sweet spot between aperture and portability. It quickly became my favorite scope, tk

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Re: Zhumell Z8 OOS Until January - What Is My Second Choice?
« Reply #17 on: January 26, 2018, 12:26:15 AM »
Adam. Where are you located? There's a guy with a 10" Aperture in West Tennessee. Has the tweaker package and some extras. Asking $500 now. Has come down a couple hundred. Looks like a nice set up. He says it's about a year old. He purchased new. Don't think he's interested in shipping, but you never know. Look in classifieds under reflectors. He is motivated to sell. Just a thought. Good luck.

by the way I had the Orion XT8. Great scope. Sold it to a friend and purchased the 10" go to.

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Re: Zhumell Z8 OOS Until January - What Is My Second Choice?
« Reply #18 on: January 31, 2018, 04:33:20 AM »
As Big Daddy Don Garlits once said, "ain't no substitute for cubic inches". Or in our case, square inche's of aperture. Go as big as you can!!!! But don't go so big that it becomes a pain to use and move. The best telescope is the one you use the most!

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Re: Zhumell Z8 OOS Until January - What Is My Second Choice?
« Reply #19 on: January 31, 2018, 10:16:28 AM »
Maybe raising the 10" on a pad of blankets will get it above the armrests and gain several inches.
If you are near Cincinnati I have a Z10 ......

Ryan Miller

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Re: Zhumell Z8 OOS Until January - What Is My Second Choice?
« Reply #20 on: February 02, 2018, 04:59:02 PM »
Update: I ended up buying the Z10 last night! Thanks very much for everyone's help and advice. You folks are a cool community.

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Re: Zhumell Z8 OOS Until January - What Is My Second Choice?
« Reply #21 on: February 02, 2018, 06:33:26 PM »
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OOOOOOOORRRRRR I could always just go for the Z10.

What do you guys think?

Could I fit it in the back seat of my corolla?

Get the Z10....you will love it. Check the length of it and your car.

Cesar Taylor

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Re: Zhumell Z8 OOS Until January - What Is My Second Choice?
« Reply #22 on: February 02, 2018, 07:46:27 PM »
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Update: I ended up buying the Z10 last night! Thanks very much for everyone's help and advice. You folks are a cool community.

Get yourself comfortable chair if you don't already have one.

Keith Pennington

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Re: Zhumell Z8 OOS Until January - What Is My Second Choice?
« Reply #23 on: February 03, 2018, 01:41:00 PM »
Check Optics Mart. Get the Aperture brand of GSO dob instead of the Zhummel model.

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Re: Zhumell Z8 OOS Until January - What Is My Second Choice?
« Reply #24 on: February 08, 2018, 10:18:59 PM »
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Check Optics Mart. Get the Aperture brand of GSO dob instead of the Zhummel model.


Optics Mart stopped selling the Apertura dobs a little while ago. Too bad. Super happy with mine!

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Re: Zhumell Z8 OOS Until January - What Is My Second Choice?
« Reply #25 on: February 08, 2018, 11:24:52 PM »
Optics Mart is (going) out of business.