I have reached a point in this hobby where I would like to settle in with two or three decent scopes. My 10” dob is perfect for observing with night vision devices, mainly using Ha filters, but I have had the urge for a 5”ish refractor for some time. A little over a year ago I bought an AT130EDT to fill that spot, but the extreme front heaviness made it a real pain to haul out and mount, so I sold it.
Now the new large doublets have caught my eye; the APM 140 and 152, as well as the SkyWatcher 150ED, but mainly the 140.
So, I would like to hear the thoughts of any owners of this scope. Any regrets, like wishing you had bought the 152, or found it too heavy, too small, etc? Is it well balanced; I.e. front or rear heavy? What are you mounting it on? Has it met your expectations? In other words, any and all information is welcome.
FWIW, I would be using it on an AYO Digi II on a Berlebach Planet tripod, and would probably go with the 2.5” focuser, as I am purely visual.