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Re: Pros/cons of long focus scopes?

Started by jonisaacs, 08/25/2003 05:29AM
Posted 08/25/2003 05:29AM Opening Post
I think size is the critical issue here, length of the OTA, a 100 inch OTA is a big turkey to handle, it will be a definite ladder scope. A short focal length scope can provide great planetary views, I believe Todd Gross rates a 14 inch class DOB as the best planetary scope he has used.

I think the issue here is trading off portability/useability for less coma. For $300 a coma correcter and a fast scope will be a lot easier to handle and less expensive as well.

jon