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Schmidt Mak color difference

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Posted 05 July 2005 - 11:27 AM

In "CN Report:7" Nexstar 11 vs Meade 7 Lx200 the author notes a color difference when viewing the moon...The Maksutov produced a "natural looking grey color" while the Schmidt produced a "coffee toned" moon...whats going on here? Has anyone else out there had the chance to compare Schmids to Maks?

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Posted 05 July 2005 - 01:32 PM

might be a good question for mr crilly he just switched from a sct to a mak..maybe he has some fresh images in his mind. although your comparing different makers so the glass might be slightly different. then again....

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Posted 05 July 2005 - 01:41 PM

might be a good question for mr crilly he just switched from a sct to a mak..maybe he has some fresh images in his mind. although your comparing different makers so the glass might be slightly different. then again....


I'm the wrong fellow to ask this one; I read lots of reports describing which eyepieces give a warmer color than others and I believe them - but have never observed anything like that myself. Subtle color differences consistently escape me! :lol:

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Posted 05 July 2005 - 01:42 PM

It might not just be Schmidt vs. Mak,, but more a matter of the type of glass used and the type of coatings.

On a related note, I have an Intes (sold by Orion) Mak-newtonian, an observing buddy has an Intes Mak-Cassegrain and he noticed his images were noticeably yellower than mine; he attributed it to the fact that the MN's meniscus is thinner.

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Posted 06 July 2005 - 10:08 AM

So color difference could be caused by:
OPTICAL DESIGN: Mak vs Schmidt?
COATINGS: Meade vs Celestron?


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