Posted By Peter Glus
My feedback (if I had to spend 3 - 4 grand on a visual set-up).
1. Get a non-alt az mount with tracking...you will need this for planets and lunar especially if you are visual. I would get a G-11 with "push-to" like argo-navis (In My HUMBLE Opinion....push to is superior to go-to and a whole lot cheaper). This will cost you 1500 on Astromart.
2. Get a used C9.25 for 1000, AND get a used 110 - 130ish fast doublet and mount them in tandem on the G11.
Now, you have nice planitary / lunar views and a good fast wide field, and you can sit down and enjoy while on a chair.
1. Get that G11 and Argo Navis
2. Get an Intes Mak Newt, like the MN71. That does wide field, planets, and lunar very well. But you have to stand while viewing.
Ed Ting once said sitting comfortably adds 1 inch to your aperature....I agree with him and your visual viewing position should be factored in here.