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RC 8" on top of my 102/714 frac?

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#1 niccoc1603

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Posted 13 December 2019 - 05:54 AM

I have the opportunity to buy a second hand RC 8" Carbon. I am intrigued by it, but can't really decide on the cost/opportunity factor

 

I have recently, and finally, come to a good balance with my current set up, but it looks like in this hobby when you solve your troubles you start looking for the next one :)

  • 102/7124 APO refractor
  • iOptron CEM40
  • ZWO OAG
  • ASI1600MM

Now the point is what benefits would I get from he RC8? 

Sure more FL for galaxies and close-up details on nebulas, but also collimation which I have never done

 

Is my CEM40 able to handle and guide it well enough at 0.5"/px? 

 

 



#2 Mert

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Posted 13 December 2019 - 02:06 PM

With respect to your doubts on collimation, just get the Takahashi colimating scope with extenders for it and you are set to go. With that tool colimation is done during daytime, and with precision. At least that was my experience, also with a 2nd hand rc carbon 8"

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Posted 13 December 2019 - 02:07 PM

Ah, forgot to mention that I use an EQ6, don't know how that compares to your mount :thinking:


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