Binos: APM100 | Obie 20x80D3 | Resolux 15x70, 7x50 | Nikon AE 12x50, 7x35 | FMT-SX 10x50 | Canon 10x30 | Vanguard ED 8x42
Mounts: AVX | Orion Paragon | Tecnosky eLLe
Telescopes: XT8g | AT6RC | Onyx 80EDF | 102GT | ST80
1.25" EPs: Hyperion 8, 17mm | ES68º: 20, 24mm | ES82º: 4.7, 6.7, 8.8, 11, 14mm
2" EPs: Meade 5k 82º: 24, 30mm | ES100º: 5.5, 9, 14, 20mm
So this cabbie says: "Know who I had in this cab last week? Bertrand Russell! Wisest man in the Western World. And I says to him 'Bertie, what's it all about?' And do you know, he couldn't tell me..." Kenneth Williams
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Kmart 40mm-Thanks Mom|Jason60mm-Thanks Dad|C80SS-Thanks Wife|C90|C102|C6XLT|AP130EDFGT|C-11XLT EQ-2|EQ-3|CG5GT|Mach 1 & Eagle "For once you have tasted flight, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return".-Leonardo da Vinci "We're all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars."-Oscar Wilde ~RIP Dad, you were my best friend...Godspeed!~
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CGEM, C8, C11, AT72ED, NexStar 5SE
Orion Starshoot Pro V2 Color, NexImage 5 / ASI120MC Planetary imagers
My photos: http://astrobin.com/users/Steve/
Quote:There is good reason that the 8" SCT has garnered the reputation it has...BEST ALL AROUND, JACK OF ALL TRADES, BANG FOR THE BUCK! As an only scope...in a heart beat!
Happy owner of--
A Mag 1, 12.5 inch Porta Ball
A Dual Axis Equatorial Platform
A PST Double Stack
"The White Zone is for loading or unloading of passengers only. No Astrophotography." Cosmic Acres! Greatest restoration challenge: Tulley and Sons 3" achromat on Altazimuth mount, circa ~late 1820s
Quote:In addition, the 8" offers better resolution and will show fainter stars. That being said, either should work well for visual use and for photography. The mount required for the imaging might then be more of a factor.
Quote:Just go the extra mile and buy the Edge 8". You will not regret it.
CPC1100, Hyperstar III, Canon T3 (Full Spectrum Mod)
POD XL3 w/PZT (Promethean Visions Observatory) / www.promethean-visions.com
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Quote:Apparently imaging is not possible unless you have a refractor
Jokes aside, it seems there is no easy answer.
Gary Zapotoczny Stellarvue Black Hawk Classic Refractor Celestron 8 SE SCT Meade ETX-80 Refractor Celestron SkyQ Wifi Module Orion Imager IV Camera Samsung SDC-435 Surveillance Camera Canon T3i Sears Diehard Portable Power 1150
- Mike ------------ If you make something idiot proof, someone will just make a better idiot. ------------ Mallincam VSS+ iOptron Minitower Celestron 9.25 Edge HD WO EZ Touch mount Skywatcher 150/750 Newt Equinox 80 refractor Equinox 120 refractor Stellarvue M1 mount Nagler Type 4 - 12,17 and 22 and 3-6 zoom Pentax XW 7,10,30 and 40 XL Delos 14 ---
Quote:I've always known SCTs as these most versatile telescopes in the world that do both visual and imaging better than any other platform out there. Now there ARE systems that will some specifics BETTER but not all of them as good. Refractors for example lack aperture for deepsky long focal lengths applications and lunar and planetary suffer again due to lack of angular resolving power, ie; compare a c14 Jupiter image to a 7" astrophysics image.
In specific applications done systems excel beyond a sct but none as far as I kno cover as many bases so handedly as the venerable Schmidt cass.
Quote:compare a c14 Jupiter image to a 7" astrophysics image.
Uncle Rod Uncle Rod's Astroblog: http://uncle-rods.blogspot.com/
Quote:Quote:compare a c14 Jupiter image to a 7" astrophysics image.I have, and the refractor image is nice and pretty and all, but the C14 one is considerably more detailed. Which doesn't mean a big refractor ain't cool--it just can't defeat the merciless laws of physics.