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.
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.
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.
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