Thread: Achromat vs Mak
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Old 01-03-2020, 10:17 PM
raymo
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Well, you will get rid of the CA around bright objects with the Mak, which is a positive. Everything will be a bit brighter, but not a lot. The Mak is nice and sharp. The Mak having a much longer focal length is a great planetary and lunar scope, for visual and astrophotography, but having said that, it is very slow photographically, and not a good choice for imaging of deep sky objects such as nebulae.
Pros
planetary and lunar inc imaging.
Nice and sharp.
Compact size.
More aperture.
No CA

Cons
Takes longer to cool down to the ambient temperature.[ Being small, not too long].
Photographically very slow for deep sky work.
Narrower field of view.

Your choice, no one scope is great at everything, they are all compromises.
raymo
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