Thanks for the comments, they have helped. Only concern is the weight . Is there any case or bag that can be used to transport it?
I am considering to buy a Sky-Watcher Explorer 190MN DS-PRO Maksutov-Newtonian or a newtonian OTA for about 50 / 50 use though that may change with time. I dont have a fixed choice on the newtonian but thinking of an aperture of 200mm. I should have an Skywatcher eq6 mount soon and should be sufficient for what i get. think that the Maksutov-Newtonian will give better images but not sure how it is for visual? i have heard that the Maksutov-Newtonian is difficult to collminate compared with newtonians also that the dept h of focus is very shallow. does anyone have experience of using Sky-Watcher Explorer 190MN DS-PRO, would like to see what pros and cons that i need to consider