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IamRichard
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Lt 8 vs Lx200 8" ACF Whats the big difference?
      #5733450 - 03/15/13 03:40 AM

I have noticed the Lx200 ACF sells more than twice the price of a LT 8.

Besides the sturdier mount, is there any other major difference to warrant the price?

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thesubwaypusher
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Re: Lt 8 vs Lx200 8" ACF Whats the big difference? new [Re: IamRichard]
      #5737701 - 03/16/13 11:45 PM

You may not like that crinkly finish anyway, so consider Celestron.

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Bill Steen
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Re: Lt 8 vs Lx200 8" ACF Whats the big difference? new [Re: thesubwaypusher]
      #5752971 - 03/23/13 11:22 PM

The LT is intended more for "take it out on a whim in the back yard." It is light weight and easy to transport. It is intended really for visual astronomy. The LX-200 is the heavy duty cruiser that is intended for very serious astronomy and astrophotography. It is very strong, but heavy. It can be set up with a wedge for equatorial operation (necessary for the really high end astrophotography), while the LT or LS are not.

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Re: Lt 8 vs Lx200 8" ACF Whats the big difference? new [Re: Bill Steen]
      #5753571 - 03/24/13 10:23 AM

Same optics though.....nice views to the edge with the ACF.

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