Posted 28 March 2019 - 10:56 PM
Bill, I tend to agree. I can handle a 10”, but just don’t enjoy the huffing and puffing. Do-able, but adding an unpleasant workhorse experience to an otherwise peaceful night under the stars, and the tear down’s even more unpleasant, often done at the coldest point of the evening.
I can handle a 10”, but it’s just not worth it for me. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll gladly take a nice long gaze thru your 12” scope, I just don’t want to own such a beast myself. This hobby’s fun and artistic for me. An 8” dob provides plenty of punch, can still get by without a coma corrector, is less demanding about collimation, and is just plain easier to set up and tear down. Don’t blame you at all, Bill. I’m with you!