I'm in the market for a new OTA. I currently image on a SW 130PDS and love it for widefield imaging, but am thinking about perhaps getting something with a longer focal length.
I have an ASI1600 and at first was thinking maybe I'll get an ASI294 or 183 and just image on the PDS but I think I'd likely get better resolution on the 1600 (maybe I'm wrong) even if my FOV is wider...just crop a smaller ROI.
Lately however I'm thinking maybe a new OTA would be the better option. Something that would work well for visual too would be awesome so if I'm imaging on the newt, I can at least hang out and look at some stuff.
I have a feeling I'm falling into the SCT range...but man I just don't know. I love newts so maybe a longer FL 8" or something?
Lets say I have a budget of $1500...what might be some good options for planetary, visual, and smaller DSO's (galaxies, PN's...etc) be?
Edited by JP50515, 22 May 2019 - 09:53 PM.