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Quote:I should just up and buy the C6 SCT that I have been looking at. Then just use the 90mm for GNG work. But I am still on the fence over that one.
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Quote:The C6 will be more compact than your 90mm, and likely be a better G&G OTA, too, than the 90mm.I have an AT72ED and a C6 and a bunch of long focus achromats from 60mm to 105mm (and a bunch of other OTAs). For your intended use (G&G planetary) you'll want a bit more aperture than 72mm (or 90mm for that matter).The C6 is great. The C8 OTA isn't hugely larger. The C5 OTA is much more compact. Between those three you're likely to find something that suits both of your goals (lunar/planetary and G&G).- Jim
François C8 f/10, lunt 102 mm f/7 ED. SkyWatcher 12" f/5. pentax XW 40, 30,10 delos 14, 8, 6, 4.5. Vixen lvw 22 Brandon 12, 8 TV 2x barlow Closer and closer to the ideal eyepiece collection, but never reaching perfection