View Single Post
Old 26-06-2012, 08:47 PM
Larryp's Avatar
Larryp (Laurie)
Registered User

Larryp is offline
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Sydney
Posts: 5,244
Refractors per inch of aperture will out-perform a larger scmidt-cass or newtonian. No central obstruction gives better contrast, and no collimation to worry about.
I once owned a 6" Astro-Physics Starfire refractor, and it would show every bit of detail a C11 would show and with superior contrast.
Suggest you go along to an astronomy society and try to look through some different scopes before making a decision.
Sounds like you had a real dud with the Tasco-I agree that the tube rings may have been incorrect. Really, gems are pretty good and you will have far more scope for astrophotography in the future.
Reply With Quote