I have an opportunity to pick up a Meade 12" SCT (f/10) with a Skywatcher EQ6 mount for $1100. Is this a good value?
My primary interest is planetary AP but I'd also like to try my hand at some deep sky. I believe the OTA is a bit much for the mount but I'm wondering if it would be manageable.
I don't have an exact model number for the OTA but a picture of the end of the tube shows "Ultra High Co...." (rest is out of frame, next letter is M or N) and "Multi Coated". I have an old Meade 2080 with not-so-great optics so I'm hesitant to jump on another Meade OTA from an unknown era.