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Re: Which is better 105ed or 110 fluorite?

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  • Tom Trusock
    Some VERY nice photos Barry. T ... the ... mount ... OTA ... stars ... a ... reports ... anything - ... in ... of ... lower ... imaging. ... two ... the
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      Some VERY nice photos Barry.

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      --- In William-Optics@yahoogroups.com, "Barry Carter"
      <chiron666@...> wrote:
      >
      > Well, the 105mm has VG color correction. I have not seen any star
      > halos on this telescope using a DSLR for imaging. The 105mm has
      the
      > ability to show smaller stars, probe deeper, and show more detail
      > because of the larger aperture; photographically or visually.
      >
      > http://www.barrie-tao.com/wotriplet.html
      >
      > Ciao...Barry
      >
      >
      > --- In William-Optics@yahoogroups.com, David Moorhouse <climber@>
      > wrote:
      > >
      > > Thanks Tom
      > >
      > > I think what you say is right about the 105mm being a solid
      > performer.
      > > I don't really care about visual use as I'm only thinking about
      > > mounting it alongside a larger OTA on a solid good tracking
      mount
      > for
      > > (RGBC ST-2000) photographic use.
      > >
      > > What I don't have is the experience to know just how perfect a
      OTA
      > > needs to sensibly be, to be capabile of stunning images with
      stars
      > that
      > > don't show blue halo's etc.
      > >
      > > As a stop gap measure I'm now looking at the 80mm Zenithstar
      > Fluorite
      > > Doublet Limited edition, to get me into the swing of things with
      a
      > > lower price. Then after some more advice buy a top end refractor
      > at a
      > > later date. Is this a good idea???
      > >
      > > BTW have a look at my 16" binocular visual instrument at my
      > webpage,
      > > you may be surprised!
      > >
      > > David Moorhouse
      > > Auckland
      > > New Zealand
      > >
      > > http://www.binoscope.co.nz
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Quoting Tom Trusock <tomt@>:
      > >
      > > > David,
      > > >
      > > > I've used both. My review of the FLT in on CN in the CN
      reports
      > > > section. I'm working on a review of the 105.
      > > >
      > > > If price is an object, the 105 is a nice scope, and I'm seeing
      > some
      > > > very nice images coming out of it. If price is no object - the
      > > > FLT-110 takes no prisoners. Seriously - the sample I was
      > shipped for
      > > > review had absolutly supurb optics, and competes with
      anything -
      > > > *anything* else on the market for visual use.
      > > >
      > > > Tom T.
      > > >
      > > > --- In William-Optics@yahoogroups.com, "David Moorhouse"
      > > > <climber@>
      > > > wrote:
      > > >>
      > > >> I'm thinking of buying a WO ZS 105mm Triplet APO for use ONLY
      in
      > > >> astrophotography. I want to use a SBIG ST-2000 with a ten way
      > > > filter
      > > >> wheel I'm thinking of the Astrodon filter set. I was thinking
      of
      > > > using
      > > >> the 0.8x focal reducer to get the exposure times that bit
      lower
      > as
      > > >> well. I will definetly be doing colour and false colour
      imaging.
      > > >>
      > > >> I have a dome housed mount at a fairly dark sky. It will be
      > used as
      > > > a
      > > >> piggyback on a C-14 fork mount as a second telescope. I have
      two
      > > > top
      > > >> quality telescopes for visual use so don't really care about
      > this
      > > >> aspect.
      > > >>
      > > >> Then I see this 110 fluorite APO at about twice the price.
      > > >>
      > > >> Am I going to actually see any improvement by spending twice
      the
      > > > amount
      > > >> of money?
      > > >>
      > > >> Anyone who has played with both I really want to hear what you
      > > > think.
      > > >> Either that or links to pics taken on both.
      > > >>
      > > >> Dave Moorhouse
      > > >>
      >
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