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    Question Upgrading; Zhumell Z10 vs Z12



    Hey folks,

    It's time for an upgrade for me. I've currently got a Celestron Astromaster 130mm. I've had fun with it, but I'm looking more towards a dob now. My choices are the zhumell Z10, or the zhumell Z12.

    Obviously, I REALLY want the 12. However, I might not be able to fit it in my car, which would certainly put a damper on me using it. The 10 can fit, although just barely. So, based purely on ease of transport, I'm leaning 10. How much of a difference will those extra 2 inches of aperture make? I've gotten very into the DSOs, messiers, and etc... So that is my ultimate goal. The faint fuzzies!

    Any help is appreciated! Thanks a lot!

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    Well if you want to view DSOs with the best detail the 12" would be best but not by much with the 10" in reasonable condition you can see just the same as the 12" and its lighter and easier to transport if you can find a way to get the 12" into your car and the weight is not a problem than i would recommend it but if not the 10" will do just as good as the 12"
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    I would do some detail measurement and see if there is anyway you can fit it in you car. While both sizes are nice, the 12 would be better. I believe they may still be on sale! ,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Klopek1 View Post
    Hey folks,

    It's time for an upgrade for me. I've currently got a Celestron Astromaster 130mm. I've had fun with it, but I'm looking more towards a dob now. My choices are the zhumell Z10, or the zhumell Z12.

    Obviously, I REALLY want the 12. However, I might not be able to fit it in my car, which would certainly put a damper on me using it. The 10 can fit, although just barely. So, based purely on ease of transport, I'm leaning 10. How much of a difference will those extra 2 inches of aperture make? I've gotten very into the DSOs, messiers, and etc... So that is my ultimate goal. The faint fuzzies!

    Any help is appreciated! Thanks a lot!
    The answer is obvious. A bigger car!

    The prevailing wisdom I have heard is that a 2" upgrade is not all that dramatic but a 4" is very noticeable.

    By this thinking, I have an 8" so if I were to upgrade, I should go for a 12" to get a real WOW factor in the upgrade.

    In your case, this would mean a 14"
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