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#1 Locoweed


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Posted 24 August 2009 - 12:44 PM

Current setup

10” LX200 F6.3 classic
Astro-Tech AT80EDT
SBIG ST-2000xcm
It is pier mounted in a observatory & has good polar alignment.

Imaging at 1600mm with the LX200 brings out issues with the mounts abilities & probably age. Dealing with the temperature impact on focus leaves something to be desired also.

So, I am thinking of changing to a CGEM & a Astro-Tech AT8RC F8 sitting side by side with the AT80EDT.

Will the CGEM give me better results at 1600 mm than I am getting with the LX200? Enough to warrant the expenditure?



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