A new joiner here (who has learned a lot from the CN forums so thank you all). Quick Q. I'm thinking of adding an APO. Idea being something that's reasonably portable, easy to set up, can do visual as well as AP, and is within the realm of the sensible wrt price & lead time. So sadly no A-P or TEC or Takahashi (for the time being?). AP will initially be DSLR based, but perhaps eventually CCD or CMOS (ie, the kit should be good enough to be able to support some personal growth!). Something that can also eventually accomodate motorised focusing.
So I'd appreciate CN views on the following 3 potential choices:
WO Zenithstar 103 w flattener (f6.9 dropping to f5.5, 10:1 R&P dual speed focuser, FPL53 glass)
TV 102iis (discontinued so would be pre-owned f8.6, would need flattener, don't think they made these w FPL53 glass - perhaps ED?)
TS Imaging Star 102 (f5.1, FPL53, built in corrector, would need special adapter diagonal for visual)
There are slight price differences between them of course, but perhaps they're roughly in the same range (+/- 30%). If they were more or less the same price which one would be better? I keep hearing about TV optics, but WO (w FPL53) plus flattener would outperform an ED TV wouldn't it? And would the TS outperform both b/c its a triplet?
All thoughts & insights gratefully received - thank you!