I know that this is expecially weird one with a long shot. I will receiving a complete Celestron C5+ system, (single arm equatorial system with wegde and aluminum tripod, acc. tray, corector plate cover, full size white light solar filter, viusal back with William Optics 1.25" dielectric diagonal with TV 24mm Panoptic,9 X 50 meade finder with dove-tail adapter, dec motor with hand controller and last but not least, the OTA with specially molded case).
Whew! That was a mouth-full.
My question is how does the Celestron C5+ compare, optically, with other medium to high end 5-inch SCT. Obvioiulsy it it not a F/14 to F/18 Maksutov and as a rule, normally rhat most MCT seem to have can outperform SCT if the manufacturers are of a reputable outfit.
Please, I am looking for to hearing about your comparissons of various 5-inch Schmidt Cassgreain Telescopes. Also, is it worth installing a Telrad and getting the Plastic field version for the enitre Messier catalogue.
Can anyone thinkof anythign the I may have missed which would enhance my viewing sessions. BTW, I do have a dolley with four wheels and a large for ease of use.
Looking forward to hearing from you and your experiences.