Quote:OK, so I'm really leaning towards the SV-90RT. It looks sweet!
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Quote:It really is a sweet scope, Stephen. Wanna trade?
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Quote: What I'm curious about are the optics .... mostly the quality of the optics.
Quote:I have to concede that the sample size is to small to be definitive.On the other hand, a .929 Strhel is nothing special. Rohr has testes a lot of Celestron SCTs that have had better Strehl that .929.And if the OP bought a Televue scope and star tested it and saw a central zone, how do you think he would feel? Even if the zone was only cosmetic, would he still feel like he made the best decision regarding optical quality????
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