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    Default Re: Advantages and Disadvantages of Refractor Telescopes



    Preferisco i Rifrattori,perchè a me le stelle piace vederle a punta di spillo (I prefer the Refractors, because I like to see the stars at pinpoint)
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    Default Re: Advantages and Disadvantages of Refractor Telescopes

    For those who are spur-of-the-moment stargazers, like myself, who like to dash out of the house and get some scope time in with the moon and planets, a refractor has an advantage in quick set-up time. Unless it gets treated badly or gets handled roughly, it is ready-to-go at a moment's notice. And don't think you cannot do some seriously challenging sky watching with a small refractor, either - I once tracked a comet for several weeks using a 60MM refractor on an altazimuth mount. True, it was a fairly bright comet, but with no GOTO mount and only a hand drawn sketch as a chart, it was an accomplishment I'll always be proud of.
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    Well for me the perfect telescope is my ES102 & C8 combo using EAA. In my Bortel 5/6 skies I can see anything I want using EAA, and still have good visual of some stuff. I use only SCT & Mak's for 20 years and just recently added my 2 Refractors. There is no one perfect telescope, but has a performance envelope in which will bring many hours of joy. All of my scopes are pretty modest scopes but the fulfill all my needs and wants (with a little help from my cameras).
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    Default Re: Advantages and Disadvantages of Refractor Telescopes

    For large aperture achromatic the OTA can be quite long and hard to transport. I have a 6” f12 and the OTA is almost seven feet long. As bulky as my 10” newt might be, it’s easier to transport.

 

 
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