I'm getting rid of my Nexstar 6" SLT. Not suited for my goals. I've been eyeing used OTA's + mount and found a SC800 fastar on an AVX. Fastar gives me the possibility to go from F/10 to F/2 provided I spend another 1000€ (LOL, I just found out how costly these hyperstar lenses are) so probably not in the near future.
After reading many posts here, I took a look at the EQ-6 PRO. It's 1500€ alone and would have to wait untill august. And get a new 8"XLT SCT, for which I'd have to add 1240€ for a brand new one, totaling 2750€, which I don't have nor plan to spend for this hobby anytime soon, considering I already spent a lot the past year. While for 1400€ I got a used once AVX + SC800 fastar.
I see fabulous images on astrobin with advanced VX + C8. Anyone has a base to compare, same OTA with different mounts?
The seller is a 74yo amateur that just doesn't want to carry his mount (he legit told me he's too old for this ****) and rather just use the ones the local astro association is using. Still, he's asking 1500€ for it (all factory + a power bank which I don't need). Isn't it a bit too much? I think a fair price would be around 1400€ without the power bank. What's your thought on this price? (new it' costs about 2000 to 2300€, and all resellers here are out of stock for the next few monthes, or worse...). If I get it to ~1400€, I can make my budget get me a nice ASI mini for autoguiding, which I think I need, right?
What are the things to make sure to check when buying an AVX? Because I bet the dude won't let me try it at night and wait for me to look into the eyepiece to close the deal.
Any advice on buying a used telescope is most welcome.
Clear skies to all.