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Newbie Question Part II: Mead or Celestron

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Posted 31 March 2004 - 03:45 PM

Which one is better for imaging? The Mead 10” LX200GPS or the Celestron Nexstar11” GPS and why?

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Posted 31 March 2004 - 04:12 PM

Hi, Bart.

That's another one with no clear answers.

Celestron advantages:
-Fork arms are stronger for less flex when on a wedge
-Fastar capability for deep sky
-Celestron's excellent focuser
-more room between the rear of the scope and the base for imaging hardware

Meade advantages
-mirror lock and microfocuser (these make up for the sloppy internal focuser and permit limited automatic focus)
-LPI compatibility for planets/Moon


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