Well I can't give my opinion as I had the scope tested because I can't do it on my own but that being said, I did follow Mr. Dodds advice and bought an Antares secondary (1/20 wave) and, although I couldn't test extensively yet, I did use it to look at Saturn twice. Both times Saturn was right over my house or my neighbor's house and both times were low in the sky (Saturn doesn't get high in my area this year or the next few years but it was low even for Saturn) and whereas before the new secondary I was lucky to get 180x I got 250x and it was sharp sharp. Cassini was sharp and to me, at least, visible as a space or a thicker line than I was ever used to with all my other scopes. Banding and shadows were really clear. I was just pleasant to look at. I would've have gone higher as I felt that 300x-350x was possible but I didn't have the ep to do it with (after 250x my next was with a barlow which would be 500x. I did it anyway and although just about everything I saw in 250x was there it just wasn't pleasant to look at- quite grainy/blurry). When trained on the double double (of course VERY high in the sky) I got a clean split at 125x and an unclean split at 100x. With the Trapezium I got "e" immediately every time I tried but only possible glimpses of "f" at 100x. Seeing at that time may not have been as good as when observing Saturn and the double double. Anyway, where I live that's about all I can observe (not literally but LP is pretty stinky). I do hope I made the right decision to not refigure the mirror which was made on the basis of being told that the refigure would be hardly noticeable if at all, but thus far I'm happy but waiting for the obsessing to begin !
Edited by Itz marcus, 17 October 2019 - 12:05 PM.