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Best small galaxy and planetary nebula scope?

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#1 ClownFish

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Posted 26 January 2020 - 01:18 PM

I have my buttered popcorn.  Let the debate begin.

 

I have $4,000 to spend on a scope which will be mounted on a capable IOptron CEM120 EC2, in an observatory.
The main use will be imaging small galaxies and planetary nebula.

 

I am looking at the C11 Edge HD.  What options should I also consider?



#2 mgcjmj

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Posted 26 January 2020 - 01:57 PM

Hola, considero un RC. GSO. 12 o 14" más o menos alrededor de ese precio. Y para ese propósito es una excelente opción


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#3 ChrisWhite

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Posted 26 January 2020 - 02:02 PM

I really love my Edge 925.  I can only assume that the 11 would be just as good (although the spot diagrams are a little better on the 925). 

 

Color correction at native FL is very good.   Stars are nice and tight and round.  Collimation is a piece of cake.

 

Worth asking, what camera are you going to put on it?  I'm imaging with a 6120 bin 2x2 which gives me .54"/px.  Kind of a sweet spot for getting the most out of the scope for resolution.

 

I'm really looking forward to galaxy season. 




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