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Quote:For the best 60mm APO you might also consider the Takahashi FS-60CB or the FS-60Q. Price is in a similar range and you will get a fluorite doublet that beats the ED design hands down.Chris
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Quote: I can't imagine why y'all encourage a guy who's considering a 60mm as his only scope. A short focus 80mm would be just as grab&go and will show a lot more on every type of target in the night sky. Larger than that and you give up on the portability and convenience IMO, but there's no good reason to go for something as tiny as a 60mm.
Quote:Try searching it on google...the search engine here is finicky at best. Google will lead you to articles and posts here on CN. Having read your introduction post, I don't think you will be happy with only 60mm's getting back into the hobby. Put the apo designation aside...it is not magic. You are on the right track thinking 5" Mak or perhaps a 6" SCT. These could easily be your one scope IMO. I like 6", because according to "The Backyard Astronomers Guide" 6" will get you a view of every type of object astronomy has to offer, excluding galaxy clusters...according to the table in the book anyways.
Quote:When a new person asks for advice on what is best to start with, can we really say with honesty that 60mm is best?!?!
Quote:Quote:When a new person asks for advice on what is best to start with, can we really say with honesty that 60mm is best?!?!The OP did not ask this question, he told us he had arrived at his decision and then inquired about a scope of that apeture.
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