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    Default Can a telescope be too big for terrestrial viewing?



    I've been doing terrestrial viewing for about 6 months, using a Orion Starblast 4.5 Newtonian telescope. I was thinking of getting Orion's 10" Newtonian astrograph telescope. The field of view is about the same between the two. Is it possible there would be too much light for my camera with the bigger telescope? What would the view be like with the bigger telescope? Would it be sharper?

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    Default Re: Can a telescope be too big for terrestrial viewing?

    Yes, unless your looking at something 20 miles away. What you have is ok for terrestrial. Seems like a waste of money buying a large scope for terrestrial work. A spotting scope and Binoculars are good for that.
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