I have one 16 inch light bucket with DSC, it works, its a medium to high amount of work, but is technically portable.
I have a 10 inch solid tube dob as well, very entry level, this is my "grab and go", its functional works well, holds collimation, not very portable.
I formerly had a refractor on a bad mount, lets not talk about it, scope is gone.
I really wanted to get an "easy" scope, somewhat grab and go, preferably with encoders.
The 16 is for long nights, this new scope would be for the odd hour I may have.
Price is pretty similar really, the nexstar is probably a little more expensive, but likely easier.
I'm deciding between:
A) NexstarEvo 9.25 w/ starsense, would probably buy a 2 inch diagonal.
B) 5 inch refractor (~18 lbs) on a M2C alt az w/ AstroDevices Encoders.
Anyone have any input, I've never really spent a long time with a SCT so there is a little trepidation there.
Edited by nva, 15 August 2019 - 07:25 AM.