Okay, you guys have got me rethinking my whole purchase strategy, and just when I thought I had it figured out, too
I'm close to ordering a 10" dob as my first scope in a long time but now I discover this AV thing that has me all interested in that. I've been doing a lot of exploring on the net about AV and I definitely want to do it, but probably not exclusively and I'd still like to have something good for visual as well.
Would it be reasonable to go ahead with the dob for visual and supplement it with something like a fast achro refractor on a driven mount, or would a single scope that would be suitable for both be a better solution for similar money? I'm thinking something like a C8 Edge on VX mount here (ala Uncle Rod).
Some things about my situation. I'm a retired guy and my eyes are the same age as the rest of me although I'm not sure how that should affect my equipment decisions. We're in a pretty dark rural area. I won't be traveling away from home much with equipment so portablity isn't too important. In fact, I may end up finding a good spot in the yard and just keep it there under a Telegizmos 365 cover. I'm in rainy Pac NW without a whole lot of good days except summer. Not all the money in the world, but could probably manage around 2K or so at least at first.
Thanks for any help with this.