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Old 15-12-2011, 08:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Poita View Post
Fit and finish look about the same, though the coatings look different, but the real difference is in the quality both visually and when photographing.
The Meade has a focal length of about 145mm vs 230mm for the Celestron, so they are quite different and back-focus issues are obviously more pronounced with one over the other.
Peter, with those specifications you wound up with one of the bad reducers from Meade. Presumably they were made in China to incorrect specifications which they later reverted to the original, without offers of replacement.
I have a Meade made in Japan and it's excellent and have taken many photos at f6.3 with flat stars to the edge with my 10" SCT.
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