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Old 09-02-2011, 08:18 PM
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Which reflector? (inspired by which reflector)

Celestron C11, Meade 12" LX200 ACF or GSO RC-10 CF?

Which one should I chance SWMBO's wrath on? Does the GSO being faster make any difference or would the extra aperture of the C11 or Meade be better?

The intent is photography. At the moment I have a QHY8, guide scope and guide camera.

It would go on a G11 so weight should not matter. I could get a CF tube for the C11.

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Old 09-02-2011, 08:38 PM
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Aperture is king!

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Old 11-02-2011, 07:51 AM
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Aperture is king!
H, if aperture was all that mattered, why would anyone use a refractor? You can get many times the aperture from a Newt or SCT you can get from a refractor without spending lots more.

There has to be more to making a choice. For instance:
The Meade has a mirror lock. The C11 doesn't.
The GSO is an RC. The C11 isn't.
C11s have a fairly good reputation. GSO have been a bit variable.

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Old 11-02-2011, 11:22 AM
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Because you're talking specifically about reflectors!

I want a reflector, but, I love my refractor, too. : )

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