Nice... Dobsonians and other Light Buckets Rule! ~Aperture Fever~ is alive and well!
We have threads on about one-month centers, where cute little small-scope proponents strongly argue that big scopes are no longer needed. They cite things like CCD, CMOS, EAA and Night Vision as supplanting the Big Guns, by emulating their capabilities with far better efficiency, amplification, etc.
But their arguments, although true at one level, still fall short. That is, a small scope today can indeed out-do a big scope of decades ago... but it is also true that a BIG scope today can out-do a small scope today! ~QED~
In my modest case, that's why we built and enjoy the New Moon 36-incher... and why I'm staking out the foundation for something much bigger! Six feet may suffice, but going straight to eight feet would probably make a lot more sense. Rolling the mirror up Mt. Everest will be the challenging part. I'll ask the Sherpas to go up first, and help pull it up with a rope. Tom