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Would you replace a legacy C8, with the new Advanced VX8

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posted on Dec, 3 2017 @ 08:41 PM
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Optically speaking, not counting the obvious advantages in the electronics.
Does anyone have experience with both? I was also considering just buying the mount, and putting my legacy (with advanced coatings) on it.
Thanks




posted on Dec, 7 2017 @ 03:21 PM
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What are you planning to do with it? If you're just using it visually, I doubt you'd find the optical difference worth the price of a new OTA. If you're planning on doing deep space astrophotography, then the advanced optics would potentially be worth the price if your sensor is larger than one of those 1/3" 640x480 CCDs.



posted on Dec, 12 2017 @ 11:24 PM
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Thanks for the comeback. I use a NexStar 5MP sensor. It is ok... but going up from that is very expensive.
Supposedly, the older C-8 SC's used Quartz blanks for the rear mirrors, and newer used a curved glass mirror. Both are ground in a similar way. Perhaps you are correct that I would probably not see a significant increase of optical quality unless I concentrated on the imaging sensor.



posted on Dec, 12 2017 @ 11:44 PM
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These are my legacy beauties!
Low tech, but good optics.





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