So guys I need some help?
I'm opening what could be a can of worms here, but I'm trying to get to the bottom of this, so that I can make my next astronomy equipment investment decision wisely.
I'm thinking of getting an 8" Newtonian telescope with 1/10 PTV mirrors. But I'm worried about 8" telescope not being supported by UK seeing conditions and having a bright image with little detail? Which is why I am tempted to keep my Skylight 4" F15.
Am I missing the point? Is it more a case of the chosen magnification being supported by the seeing conditions regardless of aperture?
For instance if the seeing conditions will only support 150x, will it matter if I'm observing with a 80mm at 150x vs 8" at 150x, will the amount of detail appear the same in both? Or will the bigger aperture be bright washed out, less sharp, and less details? Because of the bigger aperture not being supported by the seeing conditions? ( smaller air cell size than 8" )