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#1 michiel

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 04:10 AM

Anyone any experience with these Sc alternatives?

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#2 Larry Carlino

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 07:16 AM

I have a GSO 8-inch true Cass and am in the process of writing a full review.  It should be published here in about 2 weeks.  I can tell you that it is an outstanding planetary telescope: better than my C-8 and close to a 150mm ED refractor in revealing detail on Jupiter.  Very sharp and clean images.

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#3 michiel

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 07:28 AM

Thanks Larry, i am in the process of selling my 8 inch achromat and consider buying such a CC  for planetary observations, it is a bit more grab and go than my refractor. I will be waiting for your review.

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 11:35 AM

I have a GSO 8-inch true Cass and am in the process of writing a full review. It should be published here in about 2 weeks. I can tell you that it is an outstanding planetary telescope: better than my C-8 and close to a 150mm ED refractor in revealing detail on Jupiter. Very sharp and clean images.
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Looking forward to it!

#5 doug mc

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 11:10 PM

I also have the 8inch GSO CC. It is better than the C8 I owned previously on Jupiter. Using a Baader T2 prism I can reach native focus. The fact it doesn't have a corrector means no dewing up to spoil your nights viewing. 



#6 macdonjh

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 12:21 PM

Here is more reading than you likely want to do:

https://www.cloudyni...cal-cassegrain/

 

I'm a big fan of classical Cassegrains, so keep that particular bias in mind.  Both of my main observing scopes are classical Cassegrains.




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