My 4" imaging refractor is the scope that I use the most. I have a 5" coming but I suspect that I will still use the 4" more. It's just the perfect portability/performance balance.
Four Inches Does Well for DSOs!
Posted 28 November 2020 - 11:06 AM
Yes I agree that scopes in this range, if of high quality, represent a good compromise on portability, dramatic views, and ability to go for high magnification. I recently acquired a 115mm APM/LZOS APO. A great scope, easy to carry to dark sky sites and put on the mount, great razor-sharp views of everything, and with a DSLR and a tablet, great deep sky views, better than what you can see with a much larger scope. See attached photo of North American Nebula.
- doctordub, Bonco2 and jcj380 like this