I have read countless reports of you refractor junkies out there owning multiple refractors and thinking...that will never be me!
Well, maybe it will be me after all...I have a 130 triplet that I love for planets and double stars but it is so heavy! I actually passed up a beautiful bitter cold but very clear night last night because I did not want to haul out that beast with it's heavy duty tripod for wat would have been a brief 20 minute session.
So I began to cogitate on this matter and thought maybe it's time to downsize to a nice 102 doublet. I could sell the triplet, buy a 102 doublet, have cash left over and keep using my MN190 for imaging.
Then this little guy with a red suit and a pitchfork appeared on my shoulder and said "hey...why don't you just keep that beautiful 130 triplet and buy a second refractor...enjoy the best of both worlds...bwa ha ha..." and then "poof" he was gone.
And yay verily I can now see the wisdom of multi scope ownership. I am finally no longer scrimping for every penny in my life and could easily afford to do this. I am giving hard thought to ordering an AT102EDL as a more "grabbier and more goer" scope when I don't want to take out the 130...
Before I order, I would like to see what the collective has to say...
1. Would they be they too close in size? Should I maybe even go for a smaller 80 or 90 to further embrace the grab and go concept?
2. Is anyone using the AT102EDL scope yet? It looks terrific on paper but how does it do in the wild?
Thanks and cs!