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tamamatte

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Re: Scope setup for 300.00. Any ideas?
« Reply #30 on: February 08, 2018, 11:33:52 PM »
I totally agree with that, but wish his budget were a bit higher.

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Re: Scope setup for 300.00. Any ideas?
« Reply #31 on: February 09, 2018, 06:11:16 AM »
We always wish the budget was a bit higher.

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Re: Scope setup for 300.00. Any ideas?
« Reply #32 on: February 09, 2018, 06:55:02 AM »
Between the ST80 and the 6-10" dob....I got both....they're a great set...the dob for going deep and planets, the ST80 for richest field viewing. At that price range though, somethings gotta give...either the mount will be inadequate for a longer fl scope, the shorter the fl of the scope the greater the CA, and for a mount to handle a longer fl scope, it'll get heavy quick. And ED/APO would be too expensive. That 80mm f8 looks interesting though..

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Re: Scope setup for 300.00. Any ideas?
« Reply #33 on: February 09, 2018, 09:32:36 AM »
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Well, the point of showing the 10" dob and the st80 togetheris to show how wildly different the views are, and that telescopes are not created equal. I also have several other scopes he can look thru as well; a 100ed, 6" f/5 reflector, and an 8" sct. Pretty good representation of scope types. Might be able to sway him from refractors; we'll see. Just trying to help someone enter the field in a good way. Great suggestions so far.

Tom:

Just sell him your 8 inch SCT.. Nice scope, looks good in the living room, he's smart, he can figure out how to use it..  It's a clean scope he can be proud of...

Jon