SLAP Observer --- TMB130SS, SV102V(LOMO Lens), SV80ED Deluxe "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." -- Edmund Burke. "People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." -- George Orwell "The measure of a man’s greatness is not determined by what he accomplishes for himself, but by what he accomplishes for others.” -- Some Bald Guy
Quote:Take a look at the SV102ED on the used market.I believe it is airline portable and you would get solid ED performance in a 4" f/7 tube. I have seen them go for as low as $750.00 on AM.
Scott my scopes: a few refractors (50-102mm), 2 Newts (4.5-12"), and an 8" SCT
Quote:almost all visual right now-I could go to $1000.don't know anything about mounts-just what I have read thatsome mounts will handle up to 4" and then etc etc.I really wanted a scope that I could take with me on some trips but the more I read the more undecided I get.
WO Megrez 120 ED on GP Mount
WO ZenithStar 80 ED II on Porta II
10" Meade LightBridge/Paracorr
Orion ED 100 on Polaris Mount
Astro-Tech 8" f6 Dob
Bushnell Ares 5
Meade 226 2.4" f11.7
SpaceScope 2.4" f15
Quote:Just let us know when you get it and we expect photos
Quote:I have to admit that I'm somewhat biased towards 80mm refractors (I have 3 of them; long story, so don't ask!), as they are my most-used class of scope.