Carbon Brush Posted January 6 Share Posted January 6 I think this comment, from a similar thread, is relevant to the discussion. Especially considering the budget. 18 hours ago, Carbon Brush said: With any scope package your money is shared between the scope, the mount/tripod and the electronics. The mount/tripod is always the smallest/flinsmiest mount the manufacturer can get away with providing. As a general rule, the following provide guidance. With the warning that ree advice is worth what you pay. With a basic dob, the mount cost is low. Almost all your money goes into the glass. With a long refractor + tripod you risk getting a wobbly mount, which makes high power use difficult. A short tube scope on the same mount will perform better. If you spend on goto and mount electronics, how much is left for the glass? No amount of clever electronics and software will make up for a lens made from old wine bottles. Sales leaflets describe goto/electronics setup as almost non existent. Not so! The picture of the two boys and the dob says it all to me. The scope won't be like a sail in the wind. No tripod to kick over in the dark. No long electronics setup or fiddling with cables. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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