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skyhawk
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how good are Acromat scopes

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But just how good are Acromat scopes

I don't want an APO

thanks

http://www.opticstar.com/Run/Astronomy/ ... 10_1_1_245
Celestron 8" Edge HD Evolution, Esprit 120mm triplet, 72mm APO, Sky Tee 2, 6" reflecting scope, William Optics Binoviewer, Quark Daystar Ha Chromosphere on 72mm ED, LVW8mm eyepiece and Celestron 19mm Axiom, matched W.O 10 and 20mm, and a few others, D4s, D810,

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They are excellent if long focal ratio.
Preferably f/15 but f/10 also.
But they must be good quality.

I have excellent 120mm f/8.3 and smaller f/14 or f/15.

Skywatcher may be O.K.

The Russian Tal 100mm f/10 is supposedly good.

The Pentax 100mm f/12 is unbelievably good.
135mm f/16 Merz excellent.
Cooke 150mm f/15 excellent.
Harvard 9.5 inches f/12 also good.
Northumberland 12 inches f/18? also excellent. But the new objective probably special glass.

Horace Dall ~108mm f/30 camera obscura objective maybe the world's best.

What size do you want?

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Hi Skyhawk. There seems to be a problem with the link you gave. Did you mean this one:

http://www.opticstar.com/Run/Astronomy/ ... 10_1_1_245

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Re: how good are Acromat scopes

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Thanks Brian,
I couldn't get it to work.

Regarding chromatic aberration.
A 3 inch f/9 doublet refractor.
4 inch f/12
and 5 inch f/15
are reckoned to be CA free.

However, using the stricter Conrady limits it would be.
3 inch f/15
4 inch f/20
and 5 inch f/25.

However, in the real world a Tal 1000mm f/10 is reckoned to be very good.

I have no idea what size is intended.

Weight, portability, fixed mount or not are all important especially as we get older.

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APO refractors are expensive, but no mention has been made of the cheaper semi-apos.
I have a semi-apo CELESTRON 80mm/f.7.3 refractor and it gives superbly sharp results. This particular model isn't produced now, but there are equivalents out there.
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Thanks all
Celestron 8" Edge HD Evolution, Esprit 120mm triplet, 72mm APO, Sky Tee 2, 6" reflecting scope, William Optics Binoviewer, Quark Daystar Ha Chromosphere on 72mm ED, LVW8mm eyepiece and Celestron 19mm Axiom, matched W.O 10 and 20mm, and a few others, D4s, D810,

For info, I am Autistic, Aspergers, ADHD, therefore if I come over as a little "short" on occasions it is not intended, thank you
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