Well that has shaken me, SCT instead of Refractor

The place to discuss telescopes, binoculars, CCDs and other equipment

Moderators: joe, Brian, Guy Fennimore

Post Reply
skyhawk
Posts: 559
Joined: Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:53 am
Contact:

Well that has shaken me, SCT instead of Refractor

Post by skyhawk »

Well that has shaken me, SCT instead of Refractor

I have always believed that the best scope for imaging and or viewing the Moon is a Refractor.

Last night for the first time I used my SC 8" Edge and the Moon was superb.
small.jpg
small.jpg (148.3 KiB) Viewed 2480 times
Celestron 8" Edge HD Evolution, Esprit 120mm triplet, 72mm APO, Sky Tee 2, 6" reflecting scope, William Optics Binoviewer, Quark Daystar Ha Chromosphere on 72mm ED, LVW8mm eyepiece and Celestron 19mm Axiom, matched W.O 10 and 20mm, and a few others, D4s, D810,

For info, I am Autistic, Aspergers, ADHD, therefore if I come over as a little "short" on occasions it is not intended, thank you

brian livesey
Posts: 5369
Joined: Mon Jan 09, 2006 11:05 am
Location: Lancashire
Contact:

Re: Well that has shaken me, SCT instead of Refractor

Post by brian livesey »

It's a belated reply Skyhawk, but the image is of low magnification ( 50X? ). If you'd used a higher magnification with the SCT and compared the result with a good refractor, the latter would probably have excelled due to the SCT's large central obstruction causing some image deterioration.
brian

skyhawk
Posts: 559
Joined: Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:53 am
Contact:

Re: Well that has shaken me, SCT instead of Refractor

Post by skyhawk »

I use my Edge HD for the moon and my 120 triplet
h.jpg
h.jpg (254.03 KiB) Viewed 1120 times
With Edge HD FR
cropped.jpg
cropped.jpg (159.46 KiB) Viewed 1120 times
Celestron 8" Edge HD Evolution, Esprit 120mm triplet, 72mm APO, Sky Tee 2, 6" reflecting scope, William Optics Binoviewer, Quark Daystar Ha Chromosphere on 72mm ED, LVW8mm eyepiece and Celestron 19mm Axiom, matched W.O 10 and 20mm, and a few others, D4s, D810,

For info, I am Autistic, Aspergers, ADHD, therefore if I come over as a little "short" on occasions it is not intended, thank you

skyhawk
Posts: 559
Joined: Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:53 am
Contact:

Re: Well that has shaken me, SCT instead of Refractor

Post by skyhawk »

brian livesey wrote:It's a belated reply Skyhawk, but the image is of low magnification ( 50X? ). If you'd used a higher magnification with the SCT and compared the result with a good refractor, the latter would probably have excelled due to the SCT's large central obstruction causing some image deterioration.

I do agree with you
Celestron 8" Edge HD Evolution, Esprit 120mm triplet, 72mm APO, Sky Tee 2, 6" reflecting scope, William Optics Binoviewer, Quark Daystar Ha Chromosphere on 72mm ED, LVW8mm eyepiece and Celestron 19mm Axiom, matched W.O 10 and 20mm, and a few others, D4s, D810,

For info, I am Autistic, Aspergers, ADHD, therefore if I come over as a little "short" on occasions it is not intended, thank you

Post Reply