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Re: refractor best for doubles? new [Re: zvaragabor]
      #5547667 - 11/30/12 06:47 PM

In that case get the refractor by all means. It compliments what you have in the 10" and if ever you feel the need for more resolution reach for the ten. Both s opes would actually strike quite a fine balance. It IS fun going between my refractor and reflector. I thought you were looking for one to do it all. And a lot of folks who are seasoned observers actually are fine with four.

Good luck with your choice.

Pete


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Re: refractor best for doubles? new [Re: Daniel Mounsey]
      #5548371 - 12/01/12 07:41 AM

I agree with Jim. Doubles like Albireo have much more saturated color in my 14.5" dob than in my 120 ED. It's not even close, at least from my light polluted front yard.

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Re: refractor best for doubles? new [Re: rockethead26]
      #5548921 - 12/01/12 02:49 PM

Its interesting Albireo with different aperture:

The yellow blows out in my 8" and actually has better saturation in my 70mm and 150mm. Conversley the daphire companion is most vivid in the 8". My perceptions anyway.

Pete


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Re: refractor best for doubles? [Re: azure1961p]
      #5551541 - 12/03/12 05:51 AM

Thanks guys, I'll let you know which one I choose.
Cheers


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