for sale recently and reading all the arguments about color correction, better glass...Ect. maybe some here can share
thier experiences at the eyepiece IN focus doing visual
with both long and short refractors of same aperture.
your setup can be doublet...triplet.. whatever you like
and focal lengths anywhere from f/5 up to f/20 or longer.
i personally have not owned 2 at the same time to do
a direct comparison but have had a few long refractors
that i would have visually put up against any other
telescope in the same aperture.
one that comes to mind was a 60mm goto F/20 ...best views
in 60mm class i have used visually ever.
i also bet i would get different answers in the refractor
show some pictures if you have them of both your long and short telescope and your personal observations.