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Achromatic refractor vs Newtonian reflector – Jupiter

This brief review compares the performance on planetary visual/astrophotography of a pair of 6 inch (150mm) of aperture telescopes.

The footage above corresponds to a Jupiter as seen through a Sky-Watcher 150mm f/8 Achromat Refractor OTA. It shows better contrast but a clear secondary spectrum.

The footage below is Jupiter seen through a 150mm 6″ F5 Newtonian telescope. It delivers lower contrast but it lacks of any chromatic aberration.

Music by myself, in order to avoid copyright problems.

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