The passed few weeks I've been reading a lot on the forum. Comparing components to decide which would be the best grab and go setup for my needs: visual use only, light mount and tripod. That has been a fun time, but you got to decide sometime too, and say: this is it. So I have decided to go for the TS Optics 80mm f/7 FPL53. It's not in stock at the moment but this weekend I placed an order for the tripod I'm going to use with it, which is the Berlebach 212. At the same time, I ordered a ES 24mm 68° and Baader Morpheus 12,5mm. A good start I think.
Now, the dilemma: I've come across an advertisement for a full package Takahashi 76DS, 600 euro under the selling price, brand new in the box! a great price, but I need to keep in mind that I still need a mount too (TS AZT6?, AZ5?, haven't decided yet) and a good diagonal.
Important to mention too: at the moment I have a 102ED f/7 with Hyperion eyepieces 17mm, 8mm, 5mm. So if I buy the 80mm telescope, maybe there's room left, budget wise, for a few more high quality eyepieces, for example the shorter focal length Morpheus. Or even shorter focal lenghts, for the moon and planets.
Also, can you even use a 2" diagonal on a Takahashi? Or only a select few 1.25" ones? Haven't looked into to that honestly because these scopes always seemed out of reach anyway.
So, the order still isn't finalised. What would you do? Decisions, decisions..