I think posting this question here will get some better answers. What I'm looking for is a small travel scope that I can use during my camping trips for viewing lunar, planets etc...no photography. It has to be small and compact, maybe 10" long.
So far I've looked at the following;
- SharpStar 61
- Orion ShortTube 80
- Williams Optics Zenithstar 61II
- Skywather EvoStar 72 (the 50 is smaller but doesn't take a diagonal)
someone however posed the question to me, why am I looking at astrophotography scopes.....my answer was...I don't know....What should I be looking at???
I need some education, why aren't these scope ideal for astronomy viewing? What should I be looking at?
Keep in mind I want to use my 90' diagonal and my 1.25" eyepieces...primarily I'll be looking at the moon, planets and some deep space stuff. No photography, just viewing.
Budget is about $750 CDN
Edited by Parsonsk, 21 June 2021 - 09:58 PM.