Okay all, I need all you refractorholics here to weigh in!
Lets say budget was not an issue and your mount was a DM6 and a losmandy HD folding tripod.
What refractor would you choose? I hear a TEC180 can be mounted on this mount decent but not ideal. So then I am thinking about a scope 130mm-160mm max for greater stability.
TOA130 or TOA150? AP155? CFF165? TEC 140 or TEC160? LZOS?
I have a DM6 with Nexus coming to me in the next few days, mounted on a Discmount tall tripod (200lbs capacity) but there is a high possibility I might buy another tripod- the losmandy HD folding tripod for times where I want to put an even heavier refractor on it than my TSA120.
People say the TOA130 is the best. I am thinking hard about that scope these days. But then I might use it over the TSA120 as they are close in aperture which might make the latter redundant.
I am 34 years old and fairly strong. I am curious to hear your thoughts on what refractor you would choose. I would prefer rock hard stability with no vibrations as I am getting pickier with that as wind can be problematic, until I build an observatory at my dark site.
Edited by Tyson M, 15 May 2020 - 11:08 PM.