Posted 22 August 2019 - 06:57 PM
Posted 22 August 2019 - 08:25 PM
I'd recommend the 80mm over the 100mm. It's both lighter and faster (f/7.5 vs f/9) making it easier to be successful with a lightweight mount like the eqm 35. Keep in mind that a guide scope will be needed for most DSOs which will add to the weight.
Posted 22 August 2019 - 09:15 PM
Hi, starting out same as you. I read the mount should cost more than the scope so bit the bullet and got the SW EQ6-R mount. As the other poster said, go with the lighter lens unless you want to invest a heavier mount. If the mount can't support the scope I don't think you'll be happy with the results. New here too, will try the set up hopefully this weekend. Good luck!