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Thinking of spending $$$ on a refractor?

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#26 Jon Isaacs

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Posted 23 September 2022 - 09:16 AM

Just for the record...

 

There are a number of good reasons to purchase a refractor.  

 

Planetary imaging is not one of them..

 

Jon


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#27 Keith Rivich

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Posted 23 September 2022 - 09:53 AM

Especially impressive that it's an f/4.7.

In the technical he says he used a 4x Televue Barlow.



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Posted 23 September 2022 - 10:06 AM

I too avoid imaging topics. Almost all Newtonians these days are either Dobsonian type or they are optimized for imaging. Bring back the Newtonian OTAs of the past in the F/6 and F/8 F ratios designed for visual observing and I would certainly be a fan. Until then I'll keep my 4" refractor and 180mm Mewlon.

The 6” f/8 Newt I got from Orion decades ago is still available and is certainly designed for visual.  Would fit nicely between your refractor and Mewlon.



#29 Nippon

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Posted 23 September 2022 - 10:27 AM

It is nice to know that a few still exist. I don't feel a gap between the 4" f/7.7 apo and the 7" f/12 Mewlon. I paired down my scope stable a few years ago to try to eliminate the option paralysis I was suffering :)


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