Moonshane Posted February 29, 2016 Share Posted February 29, 2016 I have been discussing this today a little with Stu and we have our own views but thought it would be interesting to gauge the wider view of SGLers. I am lucky enough to have a Meade 80mm f6 triplet which I use for wide field and camping/caravanning trips as it's a small beast along with a Skywatcher 120mm f7.5 ED which is used mainly for planetary and doubles. Both are used for white light solar with a Lunt wedge. I also have aperture in the form of a 6" f11 dob for solar system / doubles and 12" / 16" f4 dobs for deep sky. Having read all the recent talk of how good the Takahashi 100mm fracs are I have started to wonder if it's worth 'cashing in my (frac) chips' and buying a premium frac such as a Tak or Vixen 100 (used naturally). Finding one is likely to be an even bigger challenge than the decision but ignoring this, I'd welcome the views of owners of different fracs. In the interim, Stu has kindly 'offered out' my 120ED with his 100mm Tak at SGLXI so I will hopefully get a chance to see them in combat. Any comments? I suspect it's a difficult one to answer as I lose a bit of aperture and a bit of field at either end but perhaps the increased optical quality compensates for this a little? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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