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Beginner Scope Choice: 8" Bushnell Or 12" Meade?

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Posted by Ryanhill on April 8, 2002 14:14:37 UTC

Hi All,

I have an opportunity to buy one of two scopes:

1. A 8" Bushnell Voyager Dob for $489 (South African price)with 25 mm eyepiece
2. A 12" Meade Dob for $1280 with 25 mm eyepiece

Is the difference in the scopes (quality, light gathering ability) worthwhile and should I simply get the bigger aperture?

Many thanks for any help


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