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Re: advice

Started by Larry J, 12/07/2005 05:48PM
Posted 12/07/2005 05:48PM Opening Post
Probably not, Bill.
You mentioned "deep sky" and to me that says a bigger objective. The least expensive way to collect light is via a reflector. You might consider moving into the 8" or 10" mirror size.
If you want a rich field refractor the best bets in your budget range are the Orion (Skywatcher/Synta) 100mm or 120mm shorter focus refrators. These can be a lot fun used for sweeping through star fields or examing clusters. However, neither will see as faint as your current 6"
Why did you specify refractor?
Posted 12/07/2005 11:24PM #1
I agree with Ivan and Larry. I have a Celestron/Vixen C6 and own both small short tube refractors (Orion 80ST amnd 102 f/5) and while they are great little scopes in their own right, I find I still use the 6" the most for DSO. The other two just do not give enough detail. In fact there is not much that seperates the two smaller scopes and as a result, I find I use the Orion 80ST much more.