I have a quick (hope so) question on a SW Explorer 200P which is an F/5 1000mm reflector with a parabolic mirror.
First - how will it compare to an avearge 8" NexStar SCT orange tube in terms of planetary performance on higher mags, say at up to 300x when seeing allows it? Will they approximately match in the level of contrast and detail and which of them would show a sharper image for visual?
Second question - can I get away without using a coma corrector such as Paracorr on this F/5 Newt for visual usage? I don't know what parabolic mirror by itself offers in terms of coma corection since I never owned a Newt of any kind.
Edited by JP-Astro, 02 July 2019 - 10:45 AM.