My signature shows my current setup and I plan to keep it. It’s great for travel and fun for kids too. I’ve traditionally had the moon in view for Halloween trick-or-treaters and probably given a first look through a quality telescope for over 200 kids and parents over the years. It’s great for terrestrial viewing as well, or a quick peak at the moon from the bedroom window.
So, I don’t really see myself getting too excited about the faint fuzzies. The moon, planets, clusters, and doubles are still my favorites in that order but I’m kind of wanting more detail now with an increase in aperture. I’m on the south side of Boulder, Colorado now, and have a southerly view with the least amount of light pollution I could ask for from this perspective. I have a flat driveway and a flat cul-de-sac. 2 blocks away I have unobstructed views in every direction. I have room in my garage for at least a 12” dob standing upright on a dolly and can still get the cars in. I’m 42 and fit, but can sometimes be lazy at the end of a long day of work or playing outside.
If my budget was $1k, and I wanted to add an EP to the mix, what would you get? This would be for straight up observing, not interested in GoTo - I can star hop.
Thanks in advance,
Edited by FarmerFrederico, 24 November 2020 - 09:52 PM.