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Posted by Daniel Johnson on April 8, 2003 03:56:47 UTC

Spend the bucks, dude. You get an extra 20% light transmission, basically adding another inch of aperture.
I personally own the non-UHTC scope for only one reason: I ordered the LX200 GPS during the first week it was announced (indeed, I had orderred the classic LX200, but they stopped making them before my order was filled, thank goodness). The UHTC coatings weren't announced for a few months after my order. Bummer.
If you ever plan to do photography, the extra 20% will shorten your exposures on deep-sky targets. I wish I had it.

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