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Started by KBP, 03/14/2019 11:23PM
Posted 04/08/2019 11:01PM #10
Thanks again for everyone's input and interest. i am now evolving in my interest and instead of buying a new C5 or something similar, maybe a 8 inch computer guided used scope with tripod. Which one of these 8 inch scopes be best used for multiple purposes?
Posted 04/09/2019 05:53AM #11
Originally Posted by Kenneth Pauling
Thanks again for everyone's input and interest. i am now evolving in my interest and instead of buying a new C5 or something similar, maybe a 8 inch computer guided used scope with tripod. Which one of these 8 inch scopes be best used for multiple purposes?

You said which one of these scopes......what are "these scopes" besides 8"?

20" MidnighTelescopes f/5
8" f/16 Muffoletto Achro
Meade 6" AR6 f/8.0 Achro
Celestron C11
Parallax PI250 10" F/5 Newt
Vixen FL102S,NA140SS,R200SS
80mm Stellarvue Nighthawk with WO APOupgrade lens, 90mm f/16.67 Parallax Achro
LXD75/LX200, Mini-tower, GP-DX, CG5 ASGT, LXD650, GM-8, G11, GM-100, GM-150EX, GM-200 and a Gemini G40
4" portable AP convertable 44" or 70" pier
Stellarvue M7 Alt-Az, TSL7 Pier/Tripod
12.5" f/5 MidnighTelescopes DOB Swayze optics
Statham GA
Posted 04/09/2019 01:13PM #12
Almost any of the 8 inch Reflectors such as found in the classifieds under Catadioptric are what I am looking for. By the time I buy a new 5 inch reflector with a tripod, I will have spent as much or more money as buying a used 8 inch "Catadioptric"! 
Posted 04/09/2019 01:57PM #13
Originally Posted by Kenneth Pauling
Almost any of the 8 inch Reflectors such as found in the classifieds under Catadioptric are what I am looking for. By the time I buy a new 5 inch reflector with a tripod, I will have spent as much or more money as buying a used 8 inch "Catadioptric"! 

This is true.....and a C8 is a very good all around scope that is good at pretty much all uses, visual, imaging, portability etc. That said I wouldnt say it is excellent at any one specific thing but it does a good job on everything.

20" MidnighTelescopes f/5
8" f/16 Muffoletto Achro
Meade 6" AR6 f/8.0 Achro
Celestron C11
Parallax PI250 10" F/5 Newt
Vixen FL102S,NA140SS,R200SS
80mm Stellarvue Nighthawk with WO APOupgrade lens, 90mm f/16.67 Parallax Achro
LXD75/LX200, Mini-tower, GP-DX, CG5 ASGT, LXD650, GM-8, G11, GM-100, GM-150EX, GM-200 and a Gemini G40
4" portable AP convertable 44" or 70" pier
Stellarvue M7 Alt-Az, TSL7 Pier/Tripod
12.5" f/5 MidnighTelescopes DOB Swayze optics
Statham GA