Mike, the Evolution 8" on the Evo Mount comes in BOTH the 'Standard' SCT configuration AND the EDGE configuration. I have had BOTH, and had them several times over. I am VERY familiar with them. The 'standard' Evo-8 OTA is simply a 'standard' C8, same as all the others. The only difference is the StarBright/XLT Coatings which came standard on all models produced after 2005, (and a few before that, notably some of the NexStar GPS models) as opposed to just the Starbright coatings. Of course, if you wish, we can go back to the 70's, when there was no mention of a type of coating, save for the 'Special Coatings', which were a purchased option. Anything else?
Why the attitude? Why so defensive? I meant no offense.
I just think it's quirky how the Evolution 8" is named by the mount rather than the telescope that's on the mount. I would expect that from Meade. Now Celestron is doing likewise?
Yes, one more thing, a clarification.
You said you tested "the Orion 6" Mak (Synta) from 2016, (with the 'standard' SCT Threads on the Rear Cell); and the Celestron (Synta) 'Evolution' 8-Inch SCT OTA." And you said the Evolution 8" comes in standard C8 and EdgeHD 8" flavors. Which type of 8" SCT did you test against the Orion 6" Mak? You were so busy giving a history of Celestron 8" SCTs, you did not make that point clear.
Edited by Sarkikos, 10 June 2021 - 07:28 AM.