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Quote: i really like the idea of not having a moving mirror. THats the whole reason im getting rid of my meade 10"
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Quote:Quote: i really like the idea of not having a moving mirror. THats the whole reason im getting rid of my meade 10" That's a strong point for the RC. Between that and the cooling and dew issues it was easy for me to move away from SCTs.
Quote:BUT! could i live with the 2000mm f/l?? I cant find any info on a reducer for the at10rc... So im guessing one is not available? Im so torn here.
Quote:Another question i have, what about dew on the at10rc? I have a dewbuster. But im wondering how one would combat dew on the RC??
Quote:Quote:BUT! could i live with the 2000mm f/l?? I cant find any info on a reducer for the at10rc... So im guessing one is not available? Im so torn here. I never considered a reducer; for me, the whole point of a Cass variant is to achieve 2000mm or more in a manageable package. If I wanted to shoot at shorter focal lengths I'd select some other configuration.
Quote:Quote:Another question i have, what about dew on the at10rc? I have a dewbuster. But im wondering how one would combat dew on the RC?? I used to have real dew problems with various SCTs and refractors. With the RC's open tube and fans I've never had an issue.
Quote: I would think dew would be more of an issue because it is open. My buddies orion 8" astrograph scope dew'd up bad the other night. THats why i ask.
Quote: But id like something else in the 1000-1200mm range too.
Quote:Quote: But id like something else in the 1000-1200mm range too. That's midsize refractor territory, and a very useful range. It does mean keeping a third OTA on hand. I just sold my TOA-130 so I have a gap there but I'll pick up another refractor sooner or later.
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Quote:i have an at10rc and a G11, albeit stock worm and not hypertuned.i just gave up and got a mach1gto. imaging at that FL was not impossible with the G11 but i had to throw away a lot of subs.and i had to throw away 100% of subs until i started using an OAG.
Quote:also i believe a high-quality focuser for the AT10RC is mandatory. the included focuser just does not cut it, and anyway you'll want one that can can be computer-controlled.
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