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    Default 6 inch compared to 10 inch



    Wondering what else I would be able to view with a 10 in Skyliner compared to my 6 inch? I'm tempted to upgrade!
    Is the Bresser better than the Skywatcher, the mount is different.
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    Default Re: 6 inch compared to 10 inch

    The difference would be significant...SIGNIFICANT. The Skywatcher is nice, can't speak for the Bresser.
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    Default Re: 6 inch compared to 10 inch

    Absolutely agree with above. Thats a large jump in light gathering. I'm partial to SW.

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    Default Re: 6 inch compared to 10 inch

    I went from a 6" to 12" Dob and the difference in views is jaw dropping - go for it!
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    Default Re: 6 inch compared to 10 inch

    Definitely worth upgrading to larger aperture. You won't be sorry.
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    Default Re: 6 inch compared to 10 inch

    Quote Originally Posted by helicon64 View Post
    Definitely worth upgrading to larger aperture. You won't be sorry.
    What he said.... If it is practical to stretch for 12" consider it. But 10" is a very striking difference!
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    Default Re: 6 inch compared to 10 inch

    Nice upgrade. Go for it
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    Default Re: 6 inch compared to 10 inch

    Quote Originally Posted by Darkvillage View Post
    Wondering what else I would be able to view with a 10 in Skyliner compared to my 6 inch? I'm tempted to upgrade!
    Is the Bresser better than the Skywatcher, the mount is different.
    A 10 inch scope will gather approximately 3 times as much light as a 6 inch - So the difference will be extremel
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    Default Re: 6 inch compared to 10 inch

    Absolutely you will notice the difference. Moving from a 6 inch to a 10 inch give you a little over one magnitude of additional reach, which opens up a huge number of DSO possibilities over the 6 inch. You will also significantly increase your resolution of fine detail. If you went to 12 inches those gains would increase slightly over the 10 inch, but the weight and bulk of the 12 inch versus the 10 inch is quite noticeable.
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    Default Re: 6 inch compared to 10 inch

    One thing to consider is the weight difference. I've read of instances where some people have found the upgrade to a 12" was more than they could handle and ended up downgrading to a smaller more manageable size. I once considered upgrading from my 8" to a 10" but luckily got to see the two side by side first - I was quite shocked at the weight difference between the two and ended up not doing it with no regrets.

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