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Four Inches Does Well for DSOs!

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#26 andysea

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Posted 27 November 2020 - 10:20 PM

My 4" imaging refractor is the scope that I use the most. I have a 5" coming but I suspect that I will still use the 4" more. It's just the perfect portability/performance balance.


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#27 tom_fowler

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Posted 28 November 2020 - 11:06 AM

Yes I agree that scopes in this range, if of high quality, represent a good compromise on portability, dramatic views, and ability to go for high magnification.  I recently acquired a 115mm APM/LZOS APO.  A great scope, easy to carry to dark sky sites and put on the mount, great razor-sharp views of everything, and with a DSLR and a tablet, great deep sky views, better than what you can see with a much larger scope.   See attached photo of North American Nebula.

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