that’s just the nature of the beast I suppose!?most folk don,t seem to be happy in owning just one scope I am tho and it’s taken me along time to get there.i can understand why some amateur astronomers own perhaps 2-3 scopes in there stable so to speak.as thay all have there set purposes and strengths and weaknesses.
however there was a similer topic on cloudy nights a little while back perhaps a few weeks or so
and heard some who own over 20 scopes.in my books that’s a tad obsessive and perhaps for some would be considered unhealthy.as even tho you can be passionate about your hobby there is a thin line there when enough is enough
simperly don,t go beyond your means or budget.i also find it rather ironic that most of us myself included we all at times actually think about that next or initial puchase ie on a scope,eyepiece or accessory than actually observe in the first place and that mainly goes down to the weather being clear especially here in the uk
when it comes to Astronomy it can also be a little hit and miss at times especially the scopes and accessories we own and trial and error does come into play.and lastly there was a topic a few weeks back on the forums and obviously this guy had rather deep pockets as he was considering purchasing a $250,000 set up and was asking advice about it. And I advised him to the best of my ability as he was entering the realm of a niche market the best thing to do is get the scope and mount professionally installed as most on cloudy nights would not own that kind of kit and maybe it’s best to go through Astronomy outreach channel.
Edited by Supernova74, Yesterday, 12:02 PM.