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Re: The Best Planetary Scope???

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Posted by Kip Crawford on December 23, 1999 07:51:21 UTC

Orion has a few refractors that does quite well with planetary viewing. The VX120 GP 120mm (4.7") is a real good one for planets. It costs $1999. I have the Sky Watcher Version 4.7" which is a achromat lens. It's a good scope, but with some color defraction. But very sharp. Also the Vixans VX102 (4" Non-Florite)GP ($999), VX102 ED Florite,($1799) Any one of those will do for planets. Personally I would go for the VX 120mm (4.7") myself, it's performs really good. All the scopes I mentioned weigh between 37-40lbs. Have fun and Good luck!!!

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