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    Default Orion Q70 EPs vs Meade SWA for low power?

    I'm about to buy my first scope and wondering which of these you guys would recommend. My scope is going to be an orion XT8i which has an F/# ratio of 5.9.
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    The Meade hands down without giving your question as much as 2 seconds of deliberation...

    The Q70 I find works just fine in my Slow f/10 Scts BUT when I tossed one in my f/6 refractor is was look at the seagulls time

    Bob G,
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