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Re: Imaging with the Celestron AVX? [Re: Jeff2011]
      #5967488 - 07/12/13 02:11 PM

A refractor is definitely the safest bet. However, I still use a Newtonian with my CG-5 because it offers the best bang for your buck. If the CG-5 can handle the weight of the Newt then the AVX should be able to as well.

8" F4.0 800mm Newt $499.00

I also would consider getting this RC(ritchey-chretien) if I was going to buy another scope.

OPT 8" F8.0 1600mm RC $899.95

I would definitely get the field flattener/coma corrector for the Newtonian. That is an extra $100-$200. The RC is advertised as not requiring one.

Edited by mpgxsvcd (07/12/13 02:12 PM)

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