I just started this hobby this year - I had surgery a couple of years ago and now golf is not a possibility.
I'm happy with my new hobby, in fact had I known how rewarding this hobby was/is I'd given up golf for it decades ago.
Anyway, while I'm finding the hobby to be rewarding, I'm finding it also to be a "quest for perfection" disease.
I started with the traditional 8" dob, then sold it for a 10" dob.
Loved the views but kept reading about how refractors provide better views since there is no CO.
So I got a terrific deal on an Orion 100ED. The 10" dob + the 4" refractor really gave complimenting views.
Of course reading up on the 100ED I found while it has the absolute best glass it is "doublet-limited" in color-correction and finer details.
So now I'm in the process of getting a Meade 115mm Triplet.
I'm currently targeting planets at their best placement/times/positions but my question is when does this quest end?
I feel once I truly compare the Orion doublet against the Meade triplet I'm going to trade/sell until I get an APM ED140 Doublet or Explore Scientific ED140 Triplet. Will it end there?
I'm also comparing Maks - I have a 6" iOptron that gives great views up to 100x but haven't pushed it yet. I aquired an Intes 7" F15 Deluxe M715 that I'm wanting to compare against the iOptron with.
I think when it's all said and done I'd like to keep 3scopes - the 10" dob, the best refractor for my eye and the best mak for my eye.
We'll see though.
Thanks for reading and hope to hear from ya'll soon.