So I thought I'd talked myself out of this. But an ED refractor is out of scope (pun intended) until 2 of my daughters are out of college. So maybe this ST80 can fill in and be a keeper.
But every time I check the Orion site, they're in stock, then a few hours later... gone!
Anyway, I see Baader Hyperions are on sale. Would they be a good fit for this scope, or overkill? Would the AT Paradigms or X-Cel LXs be just fine? There's a tiny bit of FOV increase with the Baaders. Not sure it would be noticed.
Would the Baaders clean up the view at all?
I did find the Skywatcher Startravel 80 with AZ3 in stock. Is this the same scope as the ST80? Or is it better/worse? Can the front dew shield be removed to get at the lenses, i.e., to blacken edges, maybe resettle, etc.?
Thanks in advance!