Thanks for the all the info guys. Santa dropped a late gift of a Nex Image 5,so the game plan as changed. One arm never was good for astro-photography, and the reviews for the NexStar are bad. But when I was in Florida, I went on a Sky-Safari sponsored MOSI, a guy had a 6inch NexStar with a 3mp camera.The pictures of Saturn was good, not great. So I am going with the TwinStar because it has a equatorial mount. Basically I need practice with the softwear and camera. I will spend the money I saved and buy a wedge for my Meade. Thanks
I am coming back to the hobby after five years. I have been working nights , I have ONE night off a week now, but my Meade 12 inch is too much to put up in the winter. I am looking at a 6 inch twin star reflector gps for $500. or a celestron 8SE for 1000. Any advice?