Hi all I’ve decided to write a slighty different topic this evening and I’ve noticed a certain trend amongst certain forums mainly in celestron,Meade sct cassagrain telescopes.
for exsample an op will ask advice and direction on a particular product he or she would be interested in and I’ve noticed heated debates going on to the point that various members are playing paper scissor games in what is the better telescope brand name.
And in some cases the simple debate can start to get more heated and hostile remarks can be exchanged with forum members.i do believe we live in the kind of world with freedom of speech is acceptable however the smaller majority perhaps do take there beliefs and opinions to far on occasions.this is mainly on the celestron,Meade forums and let’s say from the beginner,s point of view this could be quite off putting and can leave the original op left in confusion and then tawn in two separate directions in the decision making process.
Myself personally there is no such thing as perfect it simply does not exsist and even with the best instruments,accessories available that money can buy there is a chance some where along the line it can perhaps break down or malfunction either with the user or poor manufacturing.its the law of average from time to time you will puchase a faulty product or poorly built regardless the money you have spent as when a product consists of motors and circuit boards which is just an exsample which consists of intricate working parts.
this can happen with any brand name either celestron or Meade and I’m not particularly a fan of any brand name as long as it serves a purpose and even tho something has gone wrong with my Meade recently and was repaired in a satisfactory time frame it does,nt mean I’m going to jump on the band wagon and slate off the brand name because I’ve had a bad experience with the product.
i would say and just my personal opinion that celestrons electrics and overall build quality of there fork mounts do seem more superior to Meades fork mounts even to the castings and general build quality of the details in the finish.then I’ve noticed the ACF optics for visual purposes do seem a little sharper and pleasing on the eye and from the feed back I’ve received that’s mainly where the money has been spent and is very hard to produce.so in a nutshell for myself personally it’s horses for courses and in some ways you have to make sacrifices ie better mount or perhaps OTA and yes both brands have there strengths and weaknesses.