A new affordable APO refractor

Barska

1721 Wright Ave., La Verne, CA 91750

909-445-8168; barska.com

Barska
Barska's new Magnus 80ED refractor ($599) offers color-free performance at an affordable price. The Magnus 80ED features an 80-mm f/7 air-spaced triplet objective with one element made of extra-low-dispersion glass that reduces color fringing to nearly imperceptible levels. Its dual-speed 2-inch Crayford-style focuser combined with an included 90? erect-image 2-inch diagonal makes the scope ideal for both astronomical and terrestrial viewing. Each scope comes complete with a tripod mounting bracket, a 1º-inch adapter, and an 8-to-24-mm 1º-inch Plˆssl zoom eyepiece, as well as a foam-lined hard carrying case.

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