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Cassegrain Telescope - It Is Practical?

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Posted by John Huggins on April 3, 2001 00:45:48 UTC

I am wondering if a cassegrain telescope design is still a practical design given that we have SCT and RC designs.

I have priced optics from Star Instruments and find the cost to not be objectionable. The details include 10 inch diameter with an effective focal ratio of f/15.

Can someone please provide reasons this is a fine choice for certain missions, but not so good for others?

Much thanks folks.


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