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Telescope Comparison

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Posted by mark voll on April 11, 1999 02:26:34 UTC

I am thinking of buying a portable (for air travel) telescope and am deciding on either the orion 150mm (6 inch) Mak Casagrain or the G-8 Celstron SC. With RA tracking motors and polar scopes, they both sell for about $1300. To keep it simple, I am looking for the largest image of an object, say a planet. Which one should I choose? I understand larger aperature means larger image, but wouldn't the smaller Mak "zoom in" using the same eye peice? Also, is there a good book comparing telescopes I could buy?

Thank You Mark Voll

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