Hello all of you out there in cat land!
I want to join the party and buy a small cat for quick peeks,
on a light mount.
I only buy used scopes, because I try them out and if they aren't keepers, I sell them
back for about what I paid.
There are a whole lot of c5's out there. orange ones, black ones, white ones, blue ones.
I know that color does not do anything, but it does reflect a generation.
Are there any of these generations I should look at more seriously or ones I should avoid?
If I buy an orange tube from the 70's or 80's do I have to worry about mirror reflectivity
given that this scope is now nearly 50 years old?
Does the variation in quality from scope to scope outweigh the differences in the generations of this scope?
I think??? I would prefer the c5 due to the wider field, lighter weight and faster cool down.
But my main targets are planets, so should I focus on the mak? Is planetary performance in the mak
noticably better? Or again is it a scope to scope variation?
Thanks for your help.
Edited by vtornado, 30 November 2018 - 09:54 PM.