I have been searching for an OTA for some time now. A new SW EQR-6 Pro mount is currently on a UPS truck, but I don't have a scope! Most OTAs are out of stock, but amazingly, Meade 8" LX85 ACF OTA seems to be in stock. Is this scope just not loved?
I have always wanted Edge HD C8 - don't know why, perhaps because many people love it? I have never personally seen through either C8 or M8. So I would really like to hear from people who have experience with these OTAs. My main interest is planetary, but also would try to image DSOs when planets are hiding, like right now.
Should I order the M8 LX85 AFC? Or should I get a small APO and play around until the C8 Edge HD will be available?