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Side by side testing of 2 130 scopes

Started by RolandC, 03/22/2004 09:21AM
Posted 03/22/2004 09:21AM Opening Post
Hi all,

If two scopes of equal sides were tested side by side, one on a driven equatorial mount, and the other on an undriven Alt-az mount, which one would you expect to show more detail on Jupiter? Can you really draw a definite conclusion then on which scope is better?

Roland Christen
Posted 03/22/2004 12:40PM #1
>>Posted by Don Holcombe on 3/21/2004 7:18:37 PM

I finally had the time and energy to set up both of my scopes tonight. The TOA130F on the AP600E GTO, AP pier and JMI Wheelie Bars and the AP130 f8.35 on the Giro. I've said it before and I'll say it again, the TOA130 is the better of the two telescopes, at least for these specific instruments, both purchased new last spring >>

You mean, like in this case?

Rolando