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OOUK VX6 vs TS-PHOTON 6" f4 vs 8" lacerta photonewton

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#1 Ayaan Hashim

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Posted 14 June 2021 - 04:14 AM

Which one of these is best for imaging? The VX6 has 1/10 wave mirror...does the TS PHOTON have a mirror like that too? The photonewton is a skywatcher 200p with an upgraded focuser and some modifications, right?

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Posted 14 June 2021 - 05:19 AM

Based on my experience of skywatcher and OOUK newtonians,  I would go for the skywatcher every time. Dont trust the OOUK 1/10 wave claim. 



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Posted 14 June 2021 - 08:15 AM

Hey happylimpet,

thanks for replying. What about the ts photons?



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Posted 14 June 2021 - 10:08 AM

I have the TS Boren-Simon (BS8ED) f/2.8 Newtonian... don't know the difference between the Photon, ONTC and the BS... I use scope 100% with night vision intensifier device and have used iPhone 7 to take photo (no tracking)... its a very nice scope. 

 

M17 // M81 & 82 // BS8ED with Losmandy Rail and Berlebach Tube Grip

 

 

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Posted 14 June 2021 - 10:16 PM

Seems like the Boren Simons newtonian is a good one. I'm look for a newtonian with a 1/10 wave(NOT rms) mirror or better, which has about 6 inches of aperture-to plainly say-following in the footsteps of astrobiscuit



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Posted 15 June 2021 - 01:21 AM

I don’t know the price points of those scopes but if you want a scope with excellent mechanics and oltics I can recommend the Epsilon 130 as an alternate. Sadly takahashi does not publish the P-V of their mirrors.

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Posted 15 June 2021 - 03:22 AM

if by imaging you're thinking about dso imaging, then to be honest any mirror would probably be fine even if its not perfect. Not planetary though.

 

For DSO imaging its more about the quality of the focuser in terms of rigidity and sag, and the solidity of the primary cell. And whether you want a CF tube (I wouldnt bother, you'll be autofocusing anyway).



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Posted 16 June 2021 - 01:35 AM

Obviously I want an Octo60 focuserlol.gif ...




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