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George You know you're getting on when the equipment you farmed with is showing up as suburban lawn ornaments.
Quote:The Comet Hunter, without a mount, costs $1,000. For $1,400, Orion will sell you an 8" f/4.9 Newtonian on their Sirius mount. I know you don't care about GoTo, but the combination is a bargain......Note that faster reflectors are more difficult to collimate and, if they are pure Newtonians, need a coma corrector.Kendahl
10" OO VX, 6" iOptron Mak-Cass, Orion 100ED
Quote:Orion's 8" on the Sirius mount is a bear for AP. The mount requires guiding and when you add a guiding gear to the 8"; you'll be approaching the weight limit of the Sirius. I gave up on mine when the scope, camera, guide scope and guide camera totalled just under 30lbs and upgraded the mount to an Atlas.