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Subject: Re: vote by xxx.xxx.244.228
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.9.96)
In Reply to: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.244.228) (Original Vote)
Date: 01/16/2004 11:21:31 am PDT
>I have the OTA ($950 from Shutan) and a G11 mount ($1895 everywhere). I threw away the finder and I use a Telrad.
>My other scope was an ETX 125 and the G9? is so much better that I haven't used the ETX since. Brightness and detail blow away the ETX. Now, I've been comparing it against a Tak FSQ106 (4" APO; $3475) and on deep sky objects the G9? wins every time (more brightness and detail on every Messier object I've looked at). Wide field viewing, big bright clusters (like the Pleiades - not including their nebula) and some double stars are about the only areas that the Tak is preferable. The Tak FSQ106 and the G9? tubes are the same physical length.
>I haven't been up late enough to compare the scopes on bright planets yet (besides Mars which is so low in the sky for me now that it's always fuzzy), but I suspect that the G9? will hold it's own very well. On Uranus, the G9?'s long focal length alone is enough to beat the Tak.
>I rated it 9 instead of 10 because I get a little frustrated by the focus image shift. I guess the Tak wins there too.
>On the Losmandy G11 mount, the G9? is rock solid and after spending 10 minutes to align it properly, images can stay centered in the eyepiece for hours.
>I'm totally satisfied with the value of the G9? OTA.
I think it is time to upgrade your prescriptions....
What in the he__ are you talking about ????????????
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