"Whatever the Coulters were, it is good to see David G with all his optical skills and knowledge is using it, enjoying it, getting good views pretty much just as it was. And that seems like a very good thing.. The ability to enjoy and appreciate a scope for what it is... that's what it is all about."
Jon and All,
As I have said many times if you know the quality of the optics you have and enjoy the views it is fine with me. I knew exactly what I was getting when I purchased my Coulter 13.1 back in the late 80's.
My preaching on testing optics and optical quality is for those that believe they are getting super great optics and take what the manufactures state on faith. That is were I'm trying to educate the readers since a fair amount of commercial telescopes don't live up to the hype when tested. I have seen this lead to amateurs using a telescope for decades believing the image was as good as it gets only to discover they had 1/2 wave optics and when they viewed with true 1/8 wave ones were amazed at what they can see.
So in this thread I believe some of that is what causes some of these telescope to be thought of as underrated, at the start and then when placed in the hands of educated user, they perform very well because the expectation are in line with how the telescope should perform.
Edited by DAVIDG, 03 May 2021 - 02:16 PM.