Thank you Deadlake for correcting your post from reportedly “…. not as good” to …. Hairs breath….”.
Words make a big difference in the message they convey.
I am aware that the Stowaway is made by Astro-Physics and Ronald has a huge die-hard, loyal following in the US, so much so that on CN one can say no wrong about AP scopes.
In fact, I owned several AP scopes, including the Stowaway, which I sold after getting the Baader 95/580 and still continue to own two AP scopes.
My reason for selling the Stowaway and not the Baader TC is, for reasons mentioned above, the former was easier to sell in the US.
Doing a quick search on SGL, found the following post.
If I may quote from the link @Gavstar, someone who has/had both scopes:
“I have done a couple of comparisons under the stars. One area I think the Baader possibly has an edge is transmission. On the trapezium the f star is slightly easier to see with the Baader than the Stowaway imo. “
I write this post so as to be fair to Baader, an excellent German company, as much so, as AP. IMO.