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!~
Joined June 2012: Location, Ottawa, Ontario
Mes télescopes et jumelles:
150mm F5 Newt on EQ5, 127mm Mak Cass on AZ4
Oberwerk BT70-45 and 15X70 SkyMasters
Uncle Rod Uncle Rod's Astroblog: http://uncle-rods.blogspot.com/
Nikon D40/D50/D5300 DSLR WO 105mm Triplet APO WO Zenithstar 66SD APO (Black 'n Blue) WO 8 x 45mm APO Bino UO 20 x 80mm Bino Vixen 80SS Refractor Orion 127mm Apex Maksutov Vixen GP-DX with Skysensor 2000 SBIG STV and e-finder
Quote:Another vote for the C5. The MCTs are nice, but the C5 is more versatile...
Quote:... the only disservice I see here on CN is absolutes!
Quote:but I do spend a lot of time comparing my 5" and 6" Newts (both f/5), and the 6" can go a lot deeper. The 6" hints at details that can be seen in my 10" Newt, details that are utterly absent in the 5".
Friends call me Duane. Compustar C14, Leo Henzl's Custom C8, 6" Refractor Adv. GT mount, 6" F5 Omni XLT Newt., LXD-75 F4 Imaging SN8, Meade 8" F6 Newtonian, EX Dynamax DX6, RV-6 ETX-90 Astro, Meade 2045 4" SCT, B&L 4000 Vixen/Celestron 80mm F11 JC Penny 60mm AZ/ALT Refractor Binos 25x100
Quote:I see no conspiracy here.
Quote:Looking to downsize to a 5" class Mak-Cass for casual observing. Finances are an issue so I probably can't swing Russian optics. Any good recommendations of one vs. another? ... Skywatcher vs. Orion, etc?Thx,Rob
SLAP Observer --- TMB130SS, SV102V(LOMO Lens), SV80ED Deluxe "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." -- Edmund Burke. "People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." -- George Orwell "The measure of a man’s greatness is not determined by what he accomplishes for himself, but by what he accomplishes for others.” -- Some Bald Guy
Quote:Are the optics the same on the 127mm Maks ... SW and Orion?
"A telescope is either good or cheap, not both" - but sometimes you get lucky!