I recently moved and went from Bortle 8 to Bortle 5, but the problem is my yard has a lot of tree cover and I can't align my C8 on a GEM.
I know of a good spot nearby to set up the C8, but I would like a small grab and go scope for the yard for when I don't feel like dragging everything to a remote location.
I'm looking for a small scope for a quick scan of the sky.
I tried a C5 but found the FOV pretty narrow and sold it.
I was considering an Orion ST80 or a Vixen/Celestron 80mm F11 refractor.
I owned a Vixen 80mm F11 awhile back and it was pretty good. I'd love to find another.
Edited by Tom Stock, 08 October 2020 - 07:19 PM.