After viewing Ed Ting's review on the at115edt, I'm back to seriously contemplating purchasing this scope.
Up front, I'm strictly visual. Also have on order the at102ed.
1) Still uncertain whether or not the at115edt would reasonably work on a meade lx70 eq mount that I have on hand that's currently without a scope. Some say the lx70 is a cg5 clone capable to handle 30 lbs. Some places are saying the lx70 is only rated for 20 lbs. Not sure which to believe. At 13 lbs., plus 2 for diagonal and eyepiece, maybe a little more for a red dot finder, would put me at 75% the lower weight rating. Part of me believe I should be okay but there's still that little nagging uncertainty.
2) Over twice the price of the at102ed I have on order ($600 vs. $1400). Being strictly visual, if I knew the view through the at115edt was/is vastly superior over the at102ed, the cost wouldn't bother me. Just the question of whether or not the view is worth the additional $$$. If the two scopes were set up next to each other, how noticeable would the difference be?
3) More than likely, whether it's the at115edt or the at102ed, it'll be the last scope I plan on purchasing. With this last scope, I feel I have a pretty well rounded collection of scopes to do any and all things I would be interested in doing, strictly visually speaking, of course.
What say y'all?