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These can be found pretty cheap ($850) nowadays.  I have read a few reviews online, and it appears that the optics are top quality (especially considering the price) if you get a peach product.  Seems to be some QA/QC problems with the Chinese manufacturer.  My question is this:

How do I know if I got a peach or a lemon?  Are there some simple, layman tests that I can perform?

Thanks in advance, Jake
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Jake,

You can star test the scope, as you would an astronomical refractor.

This is the authoritative manual:


http://www.amazon.com/Star-Testing-Astronomical-Telescopes-Evaluation/dp/0943396905
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So I finally picked up an Zen-Ray ED2 spotter.  Just curious if anyone could give me a couple simple tests to see if it is a peach or a lemon?

The start testing book (manual) is out of stock, and I am not sure that I am well versed enough in optics to grasp the material anyway.
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