Celestron or Vixen???

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Celestron or Vixen???

Postby TareqPhoto » Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:18 pm

Hey all,

I was planning to buy C11 [maybe EdgeHD] next year so i can get ready for planets showing next year, and just an hour ago i have a good chat with a generous friend and he mentioned me about Vixen, i looked at some models and my eyes stopped at one model, which is Vixen VMC260L.

Now i am not an expert in scopes to do comparison, but from specifications i feel that Vixen is a tad winner over Celestron, but i don't want to be misled with specifications without a real experiences from users.

Any comment about this Vixen model or you think better to go with C11?
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Re: Celestron or Vixen???

Postby Aratus » Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:33 pm

As with a lot of these comparisons, the differences in performance are minor. Neither of them are specialist planetary telescopes, but their physical size will produce good images of planets. The Vixen is a bit of an experimental model of a kind I've not seen before. The advantages are the lack of a corrector plate, which obviously is one less piece of glass for the image to pass through. Not being a sealed tube is good in that it ought to cool down more quickly, but not so good because dust/dew etc can settle directly on the mirror. The secondary mirror is held in place with a classic 'spider' which can slightly affect the appearance of bright objects like bright stars and planets. The Celestron's secondary is held in place by the corrector plate. They are both good all-round instruments, and I doubt whether either would let you down.
I use an 11" Celestron SCT (CPC 1100) on an equatorial wedge, housed in a 2.2m Pulsar observatory. I use a ZWO ASI1600MC and Canon 500D for imaging.
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Re: Celestron or Vixen???

Postby TareqPhoto » Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:48 pm

Ah k, thank you very much!
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Re: Celestron or Vixen???

Postby TareqPhoto » Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:56 pm

Ok, i canceled my plan about Celestron 11" or Vixen, please close this thread or delete it.
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