What would you choose?
Posted 18 March 2013 - 04:15 PM
Posted 18 March 2013 - 11:31 PM
IMHO, the C8 is hard to beat for the $, and is quite versatile.
But I would put my $ on a C11 anyday as *I* think it is the perfect SCT in both size/portability, and performance!
C11 Edge? My current dream scope!
Not sure how mmalik went from scopes at less than ~$1k to a Tak Mewlon 210, but yea, there are definitely other options, too.
IMHO, the best of both worlds is a great big, and VERY expensive, APO! Tak 102/120/130/150, or AP 130/160, TEC 140/160/180 would do just fine
(in my dreams...lol)
Posted 19 March 2013 - 12:21 AM
Posted 19 March 2013 - 02:11 AM
Posted 19 March 2013 - 11:23 AM
Posted 19 March 2013 - 11:29 AM
Posted 19 March 2013 - 11:34 AM
I would go for the Edge.
Posted 19 March 2013 - 01:03 PM
Another quick ? It the edge really that much better then the Regular 8" To image with the edge it will cost $300 more for the FR. Is it really worth it?
As a 30 year owner of an uncorrected C-8 - YES. The mirror locks alone make it a completely different scope. One of my biggest nightmares is constantly having to adjust my focus, particularly as the scope is closer to the horizon. Then, add to that a FOV that is usable to the edge (as compared to about 60% of the FOV in an uncorrected SCT). I have a lot of images that I had to invest 2 to 3 times as much exposure time in them in order to capture data that was sharply focused across the entire image.
I would highly encourage you to spend the extra $$ on an Edge - in the long haul, you'll be much better off.