I thought I had decided on this scope as my very first AP scope. In fact, I've placed an order for one on Astronomics (ETA unknown). Now though, I've read some more reviews on here, and have seen several people complaining about seemingly common issues. One of the main ones being the focuser. So, I want to ask:
- What are the problems this focuser typically has?
- Has anyone purchased one of these recently that can attest to whether the problems are still there?
- Optical issues seem less common, but not rare... anyone had issues here?
- Are these problems prohibitive for wannabe APers?
Another question... do you think it's worth going to the FCD100 for a beginner? Or should I spend my dollars on a different scope entirely?
I have a couple of unmodded DSLRs that I will be using to start off with, but plan to purchase a true astro camera later on.
For my mount, I've also placed an order on Astronomics for a SW EQ6-R Pro.