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Protostar 3 vane vs curved spider

Started by adamsdp, 05/03/2004 10:37PM
Posted 05/03/2004 10:37PM Opening Post
I am putting together an 8" f/8 scope that will be mainly used for planet/lunar viewing. I was all set to order the Protostar 3 vane spider and then heard about the Protostar curved spider and paralysis by analysis has set in. Has anyone compared these two spiders? It seems to be a trade off between the greater stability of the 3-vane versus spreading the diffraction around (to undectable levels?) for a more asthetically pleasing view. Thanks.

Dave Adams