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Explore scientific 16 inch Dob or Explore scientific ed127 triplet

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#1 cmckow91

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Posted 14 October 2019 - 10:05 PM

So I’m in market for a new scope. I’m torn between a Dob and Refractor. Right now I have an 8 inch apertura and Williams optics Z61/ guiding on Atlas EQ-G Mount I just got into astrophotography. So I think I’m leaning forwards the refractor but I would really like the aperture. Let me know what you think. I know I can’t make a decision off someone else’s opinion. Still it would be nice to have a little feed back. It’s a big purchase for me. Thanks in advance for any feed back.

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Posted 14 October 2019 - 10:23 PM

So how do you plan on mounting a 16" dob on an Atlas ??

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PS:You already have the perfect imaging scope for a beginner.... I'd use your Z61 as your imaging scope.....


Edited by 17.5Dob, 14 October 2019 - 10:32 PM.


#3 kskostik

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Posted 14 October 2019 - 10:54 PM

Refractor, of course. I have Explore scientific ED102 triplet, and I love it. It is perfect for a beginner astrophotographer. Aperture is not so critical for AP. If I had a 16 inch Dob, I would hardly ever use it, with its bulkiness, collimation and all. Refractors are so much fun. The ES ED 127 triplet is better for smaller galaxies, but you will have to do mosaic for larger objects, like M31 or Rosette. Starting with a 127mm will be a bit more challenging due to its size and small FOV, than with 80 or 102 mm.


Edited by kskostik, 14 October 2019 - 10:57 PM.


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Posted 15 October 2019 - 12:46 AM

Frac!


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