I am needing your help making a buying decision for a dedicated astrophotography telescope.
Done enough research to eliminate a newt..and already have an Orion XT12I so the moon and planets are covered.
My budget is the $1000 range..and know Il likely spend that much for a mount..
Im intermediate, but advance quickly, and do NOT wanna have to upgrade for a few years.
Performance is THE main concern,,,and dont mind needing to upgrade something on it,,,but really dont wanna have issue with something like the focuser etc
Currently, Im thinkin the ES ED102 is the way to go with the Williams Optics Gran Turismo 80 mm and Meade 6000 triplet 80mm also conisdered.
I dont know enough to know if chasing more MM's will come back to bite me, or if leaning toward a smaller triplet is better than a larger doublet,,,so I am really hoping someone can help me out.
I would even stretch the budget to the $1500 mark to guarantee I dont make the wrong buying decision as I see this as a one time purchase and not something to skimp on.