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18"or 15" Obsession telescope or 16" meade light b

Started by ref68, 10/25/2009 11:19AM
Posted 10/25/2009 11:19AM | Edited 10/26/2009 12:21PM Opening Post
Hi I have 10" lx200 with f10 i fill not being bright
stars not gloing the best for planets maybe can do better than 16"reflector.
what do you think is thhere worth og defferences for the extra money in trade?
wisually what is the big defrences between 18" VS 15"obsession aand 15" obsession VS 16" Meade Light _Bridge_?
please help me to get what i should love it .
sorry my English is not the best.
thanks Refet
Posted 10/25/2009 06:10PM #1
You really need to try them first. In person.
John
Posted 10/26/2009 04:40AM #2
refet dehari said:

Hi I have 10" lx200 with f10 i fill not being bright
stars not gloing the best for planets maybe can do better than 16"reflector.
what do you think is thhere worth og defferences for the extra money in trade?
wisually what is the big defrences between 18" VS 15"obsession aand 15" obsession VS 16" Meade light bright ?
please help to get what i should love it .
thanks Refet

I assume you mean the Light _Bridge_? Differences? The differences will not so much be the optics...you probably would not be able to tell much difference...but in the mechanics. Smoothness of motions, ease of assembly, quality of manufacture, better focuser, etc.

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Posted 10/27/2009 09:52PM #3
refet dehari said:

Hi I have 10" lx200 with f10 i fill not being bright
stars not gloing the best for planets maybe can do better than 16"reflector.
what do you think is thhere worth og defferences for the extra money in trade?
wisually what is the big defrences between 18" VS 15"obsession aand 15" obsession VS 16" Meade Light _Bridge_?
please help me to get what i should love it .
sorry my English is not the best.
thanks Refet


I was in your exact situation. Had a 10" LX-200, wanted to know the difference between 15",16, & 18.

Went to a starparty saw m51 in a 15" obsession, very nice! But I wondered how much more I could see in the 16" and 18". A deal came up locally for a pre-owned 18" obsession at a GREAT price. I jumped on it! Next time I was out at a dark sight I brought the 18" My friend brought his new 16" Starmaster. Both were awesome but the 18" was better on the Deep sky stuff. If I were to do it again I would do the same thing. YMMV