Hi, a bit of a random question i guess, but thought it would be best to ask anyway.
I have the Skywatcher 16" collapsible Dobsonian with GOTO
I was interested to know if it is really worth while looking at upgrading to premium primary and secondary mirrors?
Would i actually notice any improvement with through the eyepiece?
I use Tele vue Delos eyepieces
I don't have any clubs close by and definitely don't have any other Dobsonian with premium mirrors to look through to compare.
I have read that mass produced Dobsonians like Sywatcher don't have the premium mirrors, but would i actually notice any difference to justify the extra cost?
I do realize this might be a bit of a broad question, Just trying to get a general feel to see if it is worth looking into it a bit further.
There would be lots of Skywatcher Dobsonian out there, and i am sure that the mirrors must be of reasonable quality or they just wouldn't sell.
So basically i not sure how to tell if i have a good mirror to start with.
There must be a general way of visually testing to see how good a mirror is to start with.
I do know if i was say looking a the planets like Jupiter and get a nice crisp clear view through the eyepiece and then slew over to Mars i can't make out any detail, just a orange slightly blurred planet. ( Collimation is good )
Not sure if that has anything to do with it though.