I'd been looking to buy an RC8 for some time. However, like most telescopes none of the dealer had them. When OPT notified me that they had received some, I jumped on it. They did raise the price 10% but it was worth the extra cost to get it sooner. I've installed my Moonlite Focuser and re-collimated. My first images look pretty good.
I've just started imaging with this TPO RC8 and so far I'm impressed. First published image is a nice surprise, very pleased with the results: https://astrob.in/yp942z/0/ The scope seems well built and is competing with my Paramount MYT for good looks :): https://astrob.in/5m05pm/0/ Factory collimation was not bad, but not correct. Slight primary and secondary mirror adjustments using the DSI star test method easily achieved good collimation. Looking forward to both native f8 imaging and f6 with the CCDT67 reducer.
Service has been great. Opt is a great company. This scope was way out of collimating when I first took it out of the box. I have tried to collimating it and hope I am getting close. Collimating is probably the only down fall of this scope. The carbon fiber tube looks great and it seem well built for the price. He focuser isn’t as bad as I thought it would be after reading about these GSO manufactured that everyone is selling under different names. I will need to image with it to give a final verdict. Good so far.
It got here on time and in great condition