I am on the AP list and, of course, could be drawn for a Stowaway but no guarantees. Since they do not notify anyone until they finish a scope, the drawing could easily go into 2022.
While thinking about this I realized that I do not own a Takahashi. Now, I have more telescopes than a hound dog has fleas so I don’t need another. But I know if I got a call from AP I would very likely purchase a Stowaway. If Not drawn to purchase a stowaway I thought about getting one of a couple of Takahashis, either an FSQ 85 which would be about the cost of a Stowaway or, a Takahashi 100 FC/Dc or DF or… which would be less than either of the others. If you have been looking for telescopes any time recently I’m sure you have noted, as I have, almost no one has anything to sell. So, it could be a waiting game, being drawn for a stowaway or something comes up on the classifieds list for sale. All three are affordable but nothing more expensive than one of these.
I really am not interested in anything else. I can either wait and see regarding the Stowaway or buy one of the Takahashis when/if it becomes available. I am leaning towards buying something.
visual only. Grab and go. Wide field views. No Astro-photography unless that comet that I know is coming shows up. No, it hasn’t been discovered yet but I know it’s out there!
What do you recommend?