I'm waiting on a 12 inch truss tube Orion intelliscope. It was supposed to ship today, but apparently some components are not yet here. I have never before purchased a Scope from a company directly before. Are such delays common or unusual. Or are they common now because of the Pandemic? In the past, I have had many, many dealings with Orion with no problems at all. But that was for oculars, filters, other equipment, & an equipment case. I just ordered a red LED flashlight & a light-shroud for the 12 inch. They are already here. Am I just being too nervous?
Anyway, between the Moon & the weather here, there won't be much time for DSO hunting with a new scope or my old 8Xti. Well, the planets are out & Mars is pretty darn spectacular this year.