I am just curious to know...What separates the Lacertas from other newtonians? I have heard the main changes are-
1.A better tube
Please point out to me anything I have missed out on.
But the mirror remains the same one from skywatcher...It is true that Lacerta Photonewtons are upgraded skywatcher quattros.
So-If I got an Astro-Tech(I think a rebranded GSO newt-Am I correct?) newtonian and upgraded the focuser, upgraded the tube with a good carbon fiber one, baffled and flocked the tube with Black 3.0 and did some other modifications like replacing the secondary mirror vanes and holder with Artesky vanes and a holder, and also replaced the primary mirror cell, is it going to perform just about as good as a 8 inch Lacerta Photonewton? Do GSO mirrors perform as well as the skywatcher ones? I have Guan Sheng Optical's mirrors are 1/6th wave-1/12 wave RMS. And how does the Octo60 focuser compare to the other focusers out there(eg.:-Moonlite focusers, Feathertouch focusers).
Thanks for replying in advance!