My back has been more healthy the last couple years and I am able to carry my ~40 pound cg4(includes counterweights) without much struggle. I can lift and lower without problem. My back and hip issues only limit the duration of activities. I am predominantly a seated SLaP visual observer and am curious which scope is best for me now that my health allows for some aperture. I have a pickup so size for transport doesn't really matter. I also noticed the truss varieties weigh roughly the same as the solid tube units. As I am a solo observer, my bias is against a truss variety. Also since I live on a disability pension, I have ruled out custom optics.
10" has f/4.9, 1250mm fl and a 2.47" (24.7% CO). they state a lambda of 1/12 for the primary and OTA wt of 34.8 lb(mount 31.4 lb).
12" has f/5, 1520mm fl and a 2.76" (23% CO). also with a stated lambda of 1/12 for the primary and OTA wt of 47.8 lb(mount 38.3 lb).
10" maximum resolution(Dawes' limit): 0.46 arcseconds
12" max resolution: 0.39 arcseconds
current 6" scope: 0.77 arcseconds
I have read past threads that focused on deep sky which I only uncommonly do. This prompted me to ask specifically for experiences that fall in line with my observing preferences.
Which scope do you all think would work the best for me eh? Thanks in advance!