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Re: Reflectors Versus Schmidt-Cassegrains

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Posted by Kip on December 26, 1999 20:07:21 UTC

A 10" f/4.5 is a faster focus that a 10" f/9 or 11. The advantages of a SCT is the slower focus used for deepsky and astrophotography. Granted, the SCT has a higher maintenance level than a reflector, but sometimes the pro's out-weigh the cons. You will have more optics to consider and portability. If you decide to get a LX50 10", your light gathering ability will increase almost 160%! I could explain all day on comparisons of SCT vs. Relectors and never give you a fair assesment. The best place for you to go is Astromart Forum. Those folks who have SCT's can tell you better than me concerning quality of issue. I do have a SCT 8", and a 13.1" reflector. Both do well in their own way. Go to AstroMart. Many answers there. Good Luck!!

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