So I am looking at two different scopes. First is a Stellarvue SVX102T and the other is a Skywatcher Espirit 120. Both are about the same price. But here is my issue. It will be used for about 90% imaging. I have a 12" dob I use for visual.
I really like the Svx but due to my imaging train (camera, fw + OAG) my backfocus is about 57mm 2mm more than the 55mm needed to use the SV FF/FR. I really like this scope because it is extremely light and versatile with the use of a FR. I want to use this scope in the field on an Ioptron cem40. My only option would be to use a guidescope which I am not fond of due to back experiences in the past.
The Espirit 120 seems like a great scope also just heavy. I worry about not taking it out because it is so heavy. Also the Riccardi Reducer is 2x the cost of the Stellarvue reducer. But it has a more generous backfocus and I can keep my OAG.
Weight at home is no issue as I have an EQ8 on a concrete pier.
What would you guys do?