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#1 callisto

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 05:22 PM

I'm starting to narrow down the field of scope choices for my next one sonetime this spring. I was just wondering if I will need a paracor at f4. Meade website says that coma is very well corrected in this scope, But I rather get opinions here. I plan on using mostly pans and naglers on this scope. Also can anyone point me in the direction of a review on this scope. Thanks Chris :question:

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 05:28 PM

Chris,

No, you don't need a Paracorr for the SN-8, IMHO. I own one for my 18" and have tried it in my SN-10. It doesn't improve my views from what I could see - actually makes them worse.

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 08:19 PM

A Powermate is the better choice for visual work. Allows you to use more comfortable EP.s. A 15mm and 24mm Pan, with and without Powermate, will give you your most useful magnifications. I use Axioms, but image quality should be almost identical. You can push power beyond the 135X that the 15mm Pan provides with a 2.5X Powermate, but for deep sky you will rarely be going higher. The 15mm Pan/Axiom with 2.5X Powermate is my favorite globular hunting setup. The 24mm is great for open clusters. You'll be able to get the Double Cluster in the FOV with a 2X or 2.5X Powermate.

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 08:40 PM

Duckview, ???

We're talking coma correction with a Paracorr, not finding suitable eyepiece magnifications.

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 09:23 PM

Thanks Darrell that prety much answers my question. Phil I will also keep in mind your sugestion. Thanks Chris


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