I'm looking to get my first Newtonian reflector for visual use. I will be mounting it to my Orion Atlas Pro AZ/EQ-G. So far I've been looking at the Orion 10" f/3.9 Astrograph & the Sky-Watcher Quattro 250p, but I'm not sure how well those would do for visual only.
I'm not really sure what I should be looking for in the specs other than the basics. Refractors have different glass types [FPL-53, FCD 100, Fluorite, etc], SCT's have "Coma Free" or "Edge-HD", but what about reflectors? Are certain mirror types better suited for visual astronomy, or are they all pretty much equal?
I used to have a 10" LightBridge Dobsonian, but I wasn't very impressed by it other than its aperture. I want to get a better quality reflector with a good quality mirror that will perform well on Deep Sky, star clusters, and occasional Lunar & planetary. Tube design is a factor here as well. I like how the optical tube is baffled in the Orion Newt-Astrograph & Sky-Watcher Quattro, and I want it to be a manageable size. Are there better options out there than these two?