Because others were asking. Here is the standard 20".
How high off the deck are the eyepieces at zenith for the 14" and 20" Stargates ?
I take they are both f5 ish ?
Would be nice if they did a f4 version .
Googled and found Skywatcher STARGATE-450P - 458mm 18" f/4.1 , so maybe they are all f4 ish. 4800 Euro from T-E in Germany , so I guess double that in AUD landed here in Australia (if you are lucky) for the 18".
Skywatcher Skyliner 350P Synscan - 15 inch f/4.5 GoTo Dobsonian is 2500 Euro (again you can double that (at least landed here in Australia , I expect a Stargate 15" or 14" version will be considerably more - paying for a better structure and more engineering.
20" version is going to be a 2nd mortgage on the home proposition I expect and likely well over 15k in Australian dollars landed in Australia. Only cashed up superannuants and people on very big salaries will be able to afford one.
Edited by Ian Robinson, 11 December 2015 - 11:15 PM.