I am not sure if this has already been discussed and/or to how much depth; I am wondering if you all can provide some feedback into LX85 6" MAK OTA ONLY... from Meade as to how good it is for visual observing, high-end 2" eyepiece (Tele Vue, etc.) adapting, build quality, adaptability to alt/az mounts, etc. I have owned ETX-125 in the past and wondering how comparable it is to that standard/quality. I just need a utilitarian kind of scope that I could use for occasional grab and go visual observing and showing others a view of the sky.
Please also comment how it compares to LX85 6" ACF OTA ONLY...; should I rather get ACF instead of MAK in the same size? What are pluses/minuses to each?
Another question I have is would it fit and mount properly to Vixen Optics Porta II Alt-Azimuth Mount...; if you can comment on that particular mount and/or any other Alt-Az mount that will be best suited to this scope.
I come from astrophotography (AP) background and could offer you some assistance in that regard in return for your favor on my request above. Please read here... and post your questions regarding AP in the same thread and I'll be happy to help. Regards and thanks in advance!
Note: DSLR/MILC cooling discussion here...; please post your cooling questions there.
Edited by mmalik, 13 September 2019 - 05:36 PM.