I currently have four telescopes, and really don't want to own more than I can use:
- Sears 6339-A 76 mm * 1200 mm
- Sears 6333 60 mm * 900 mm
- Sears 6309 60 mm * 700 mm
- Celestron C-90 f/11 (older 1980's version)
I have an opportunity to acquire a classic white tube Tasco Lunagrosso 4.5" * 900 mm reflector (Circle-T) with EQ mount and tripod for $40 CAD. If I go for it, I would need to divest myself of one of the other scopes. Hence the dilemma - which one would I sell?
- The big 6339-A is out of the question - it is a keeper.
- The 6333 is a complete kit, with the original box and accessories. It also has given excellent views so far, with a 1.25" conversion.
- The 6309 seems to be surplus. I am considering using it as a guide scope for the 6339-A but I don't have any other use for it if I keep the 6333, which is a better scope all around.
- The C-90 is a true grab-and-go, and has given good views, has the largest aperture of my current scopes and I have a 1.5" adapter. The helical body focusing is a PITA, though.
I am leaning towards two options, but I am having trouble deciding:
- Sell the C-90 and buy the Lunagrosso. Has the bonus that I would come out ahead $$.
- Do nothing and stick with the scopes I currently own.
Any thoughts? Would you choose the Lunagrosso over the C-90? Should I not bother with the 6309 as a guide scope for the 6339-A?