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Old 14-10-2019, 10:58 AM
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As much as I am keen on a RASA 8 in my future I think you have probably made the right choice. I think the RASA is a scope that is destined to produce some exceptional results for a few, some OK results for a few more but for deep sky imaging rather than EAA I reckon they will break a lot of hearts.

I don't think they will be a scope for the inexperienced or those that are not both experienced and prepared to endlessly run down tilt and spacing issues to get the results that they should be able to give.

I still have one eye on the 6" Sharpstar that was suggested to me on this forum as an alternative to the RASA 8", traditional Newt geometry and enough backfocus to allow for a filter wheel and OAG, just not quite as fast.
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Old 14-10-2019, 12:57 PM
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I think its a good choice.

A good smallish refractor is a lot of fun, easy to use usually and no need for fussy collimation or flexures.

If it comes with a flattener that is even better.

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