I really did look around to make sure I wasn't repeating what's been asked a thousand times, though I know it has been.
I am so new to astronomy I don't want to admit it. Last time I played around was on the telescope my dad made when he worked for McDonnell Douglas and that was several decades ago.
So, I am looking to buy the best telescope that (up to) $4,000 can buy me.
I will probably use it at home so weight isn't an issue.
My light pollution is at (SQM) 20.92
I'm in Strasburg, Virginia.
I would like a Go-To (preferably).
If I need to buy a little cheaper to allow better options (eye pieces, etc.) then I will.
I want to buy a 16" (or larger) in a few years but for now I want something descent already so I figured $4k was a good starting point.
I've looked around at different makers (Meade, etc.) but having no information to make a good decision thought I'd ask you guys.
ANY input will be appreciated and if a similar question has been asked recently please just slap me and send me on my way.
Larry, er Sasquachh
Edited by Sasquachh, 14 October 2021 - 02:40 PM.