Currently in the market for a new scope with a budget of $3000. I'm primarily a visual guy but I'd also like to purchase a refractor with solid potential for AP, should this hobby I've been in for 30+ years take me down that road - I'm 43, for the record. I've been using a 1990's Meade LX200 (currently my only scope) for the past two years but I'm looking for something a little more wide-field with a really crisp image, and I believe I've narrowed my options down to the TAK FC-100DZ or the Stellarvue SVX102T. I recently purchased the SW EQ6-R and managed to defork and mount the Meade on it for better Go To capability and tracking, so the mount is already taken care of. TAK's clearly have reputation and an almost cult-like following, but if you were pressed to choose between a TAK doublet or a Stellarvue triplet, which one would you choose? Or would you go for something else altogether?
Edited by Caedo, 11 September 2020 - 12:52 AM.