How do our classic scopes comapre to modern?
Posted 24 January 2004 - 09:20 PM
Versatility aside, do the images from our noble steeds compare to the modern day techno wonders, or have they (like me) just become dinsosaurs?
Posted 24 January 2004 - 09:39 PM
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Posted 25 January 2004 - 12:16 AM
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Posted 25 January 2004 - 11:06 AM
I would love to see a review comparing roughly equivalent classic and modern high end scopes.
thank you, Bill
Posted 25 January 2004 - 11:28 AM
Older SCTs, for example, won't have the high-transmission coatings of their modern equivelents, and some won't have coated corrector plates. But it seems that many of the older SCTs had better figures on their mirrors and better surfaces on their correctors, so they may provide sharper, but dimmer and less-contrasty views.
I'd still take my f-9 APO over an f-15 classic refractor. I still like the wide views sometimes. Plus, it will fit in my little car.
Posted 18 February 2004 - 01:22 PM
Posted 18 February 2004 - 01:50 PM
It all comes down to being a observer or a cosmic peeker....