Re:Advice re telescope choice

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Posted by Andrea Tasselli at 08:27 on 2011 Jul 13

For what you want to do I’ll go for the largest aperture you can afford. Contrary to others’ hints the Meade optics are not bad at all and as far as the field covered is reasonable the image is acceptably flat. More importantly, the Meade ACF optics are liable to be reduced (i.e. made faster) far more effectively than the EdgeHD and are more robust in collimation. If I may add a suggestion is to limit yourself to a 14" in both cases as the 16" is really a behemoth and I wouldn’t want to think how to deal with it alone. Another good thing about the Meade is that they’re cheaper than the EdgeHD.Andrea T.