Thread: Which 80mm?
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Old 25-01-2008, 07:21 PM
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I think the Skywatcher, Saxon, Orion, Meade and Celestron ED80s are basically the same scope with varying prices according to the particular logo on the scope!
This is the model I have...
https://www.bintelshop.com.au/Images/Stock/7290X.jpg
For $699 you get everything you see in the pic from Bintel.
Great scope for getting into imaging - go for an ED model, this is an apochromatic telescope which eliminates chromatic abberation/false colour(purple fringes around stars and bright objects). The Orion 80 is an achromatic telescope which will show this false colour. It will drive you mad, believe me...go the ED80!!!
Check out the pics in the Canon 40D signature links below, all taken with an ED80.
Cheers
Doug
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