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GSO 10" Classical Cass anyone?

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#1 michaeldurban

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Posted 20 February 2020 - 06:22 AM

for a while now I have been torturing my brain (and my wife..) whether or not I should stray away from my

10" SW truss and move to a CPC1100 or maybe even a LX200ACF..

 

My eye fell onto a scope which I have always loved...well, the design anyway...the Serrurier truss design.

 

As far as I could tell these designs were reserved for RC scopes and that kinda hurt me..

 

But then I saw this

 

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A 10"  f12 true Cass mirror setup in a Serrurier jacket...

 

has anyone experienced this scope?...any reviews or thoughts?

 

I'm quite interested to know more but I cant find any reviews


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Posted 20 February 2020 - 11:13 AM

Dennis di Cicco reviewed it in the December 2019 issue of Sky & Telescope (p. 66).


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Posted 20 February 2020 - 11:38 AM

for a while now I have been torturing my brain (and my wife..) whether or not I should stray away from my

10" SW truss and move to a CPC1100 or maybe even a LX200ACF..

 

My eye fell onto a scope which I have always loved...well, the design anyway...the Serrurier truss design.

 

As far as I could tell these designs were reserved for RC scopes and that kinda hurt me..

 

But then I saw this

 

attachicon.giftruecass.jpg

 

 

A 10"  f12 true Cass mirror setup in a Serrurier jacket...

 

has anyone experienced this scope?...any reviews or thoughts?

 

I'm quite interested to know more but I cant find any reviews

Looks really interesting.   Something about all that carbon fiber that makes it looks appealing.  


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Posted 20 February 2020 - 11:47 AM

I haven't seen one, but I read a few reviews. 

 

The classical cassegrain is interesting due to it's wonderful planetary powers.

 

Hope you have a heck of a mount:

 

"focal length of 3045mm into an optical tube only 690mm long, with a weight of 38lbs with all included accessories"



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Posted 20 February 2020 - 12:28 PM

I was thinking of the Ioptron CEM60 mount....and make my own pier/tripod....i love tinkering grin.gifgrin.gifgrin.gif



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Posted 20 February 2020 - 12:31 PM

Dennis di Cicco reviewed it in the December 2019 issue of Sky & Telescope (p. 66).

Correct...I tried to access the file but could only do so by paid subscription



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Posted 20 February 2020 - 12:32 PM

hence...I forfeited...because I live in South Africa and the ZAR is about 15 : 1 against the Dollar



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Posted 25 February 2020 - 09:17 AM

I wonder how it would perform compared to a C11?



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Posted 25 February 2020 - 12:32 PM

I read Dennis DiCicco's review about the GSO 10" carbon truss in Sky & Telescope (p66-69, Dec.2019)

 

he is full of praise of the scope's performance, optics etc..

What I read in the article convinced me this is the scope for my needs..

 

the only downside is it needs a mount with a load capacity of about 60 lbs...

 

other than that this classical cassegrain design seems a winner (according to his review)


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