Revised Running Man ... Last revision!
Posted 20 November 2012 - 08:51 PM
Posted 20 November 2012 - 08:56 PM
how you likin' that RC10C? i'm trying to figure out if i should ditch the AT10RC in favor of that scope. is it true that the focusing is done using the secondary mirror? that's what their website seems to imply but i thought primary to secondary spacing was critical for these types of scope.
maybe i just misunderstood something.
Posted 20 November 2012 - 09:19 PM
Honestly, I can't say anything bad about this scope. Sharp stars all the way past the edge at the corners and on my guide chip. One thing though, the fans suck air into the OTA from the front and I personally think it dirties up the mirror faster... It sure does make a difference in the image with them on however. I'm getting an AG Optical 17" IDK (supposed to be delivered the latter part of this month) and thought about selling the DSI but I really don't think I want to get rid of it. With my FSQ 106, the DSI and the IDK, I'll have a good range of scopes for a wide variety of objects that go great with the STL camera.
Long winded, but I hope it helps.
Posted 20 November 2012 - 09:28 PM
i guess the only thing that bothered me about the RC10C is that it has to be mounted using rings. somehow having a rail attached to the telescope makes me feel a lot better.
Posted 20 November 2012 - 09:34 PM
For the life of me I cannot figure out why they designed it to where you mount your entire imaging train to the mirror cell instead of the rear casting.
Posted 20 November 2012 - 09:40 PM
Posted 20 November 2012 - 09:49 PM
Posted 20 November 2012 - 10:22 PM
that 17 is going to be a monster. very nice.
as you know, the GSO scopes are really cheap compared to these "real" scopes. so i guess something had to give. still you are right, the design is wacky.
Posted 20 November 2012 - 10:52 PM
Posted 20 November 2012 - 10:59 PM
And I believe the AT10RC would be a good scope for cameras like an 8300 or smaller. For the STL chip, there was just too much field curvature for any good guiding on the guide chip or focus to be the same across the imaging chip.
Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:12 PM
yeah - i am using an STT-8300 so the curvature is not that big of a problem. the AT10 will do for a while, assuming i can get it collimated nicely. it just needs a touchup.
Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:16 PM
Posted 22 November 2012 - 11:07 PM
prefer the color on the first