Quote:I recently picked up a 10 in. LX6 sct optical tube made probably back in the late 80's. The optics were made in Japan. My question is do the current meade 10 in. sct have better optics? I'm sure over the years technology has made them better but is there a great difference between the two models? Thanks.
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Quote:I just picked up an 8" LXD55 for fun off AM for $375. Took it out and was amazed at the performance. Those old Meades kicked butt! BUT, the field is much flatter in the Edge HD and the ACFs.
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Quote:I had one of the first LX200 ARC, before they changed the designator to "ACF".That 10 inch SCT was just as good as my Celestron Edge versions and I'm a little sorry I ever let it go. Cheers,Ron
Quote:ACF is a product name change because of a lawsuit by RC and someone else.
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Quote:The F-10 ACF is the R (These are flat but not as much as a RC)
The F-8 ACF is the RCX (These are the same as a RC in flatness performance)