Quote:I have a friend who wants a dual purpose scope-one for terrestrial viewing and astronomy. They are looking at a Celestron NexStar 6SE Telescope. They would need an image erector correct? Is this sort of design a decent performer for both purposes? I am thinking not and that a refractor might be the way to go. I don't want to steer them wrong, hence this post. Thoughts?
Rob Tak EM200, TEC 140 And if the dam breaks open many years too soon, And if there is no room upon the hill And if your head explodes with dark forebodings too, I'll see you on the dark side of the moon.
Quote: The bigger issues are the long focal length and the relatively narrow field of view of the C-6
Quote:The problem you will find with a scope like that is once you get above a certain magnification
Quote:6SE cab be used with 40mm Plossl and get 40x, and I use this power during the day quite often, so the "Can't use high magnificaiton to me is not a compelling reason to drop the 6SE from consideration.
Quote:Thats nice Jon, what scope and camera DA.
Quote:I think they are doing the fixed locality viewing thing while camping and then when night falls they are going to give it a go at the sky.