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Question on planning future scope needs


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I had a skywatcher 130m but due to setup (and two small children) wasn't able to maximise.

I have since purchased a Meade ETX125 primarily for ease of tracking, goto (although I am getting to know my own piece of sky fairly well), and general compact nature.

I know I will need something for the future, and have noticed mounts underneath the tube that I am guessing are for mounting on another scope. So the Etx becomes a sighter, if I guess correct.

If that is the case, what can it be mounted to? Probably a multitude of things on that basis, but any clues? Small and medium spends considered.

I thought one of the larger LXs could be appropriate, but will it work with other manufacturers primaries, etc?

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an etx 125 is not an insubstantial bit of kit so if you want to use it as a guide scope you are going to need a substantial mount. I would imagine it doesn't have a wide enough field of view to be a good spotter.

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