I have plans to acquire a new refractor telescope, however, I'm having difficulties in finding one to meet my objectives. Perhaps the good folks here on Cloudy nights can help me determine the best one.
I've compiled a list of some great candidates, not sure if it is a complete list but I'm happy to hear some opinions.
My objectives are as follows:
- Focal length of at least 575mm
- Focal ratio between f/5.5 - 6.5
- Refractor element: Triplet
- Focuser: exceptional
- Finder scope (optional)
- Diagonal (optional)
- Use: Astrophotography (Deep space)
- Budget: $1,500 - $2,500
The list of OTA up until now (click to view for better quality):
Any opinion, recommendations, and experiences are highly appreciated.
Edited by javaruba, 22 June 2019 - 07:35 AM.