so I have been looking off and on for quite a few years into getting a telescope. I have never pulled the trigger. I figure I am 6 to 8 months out from getting one.
I want one good enough to keep me interested. I have had smaller ones 4" reflectors on a bad equitorial mount. I spent more time futzing around with it than looking through it.
Because of this, I am looking at a 10" Dob, the Orion XT10i. I like the idea of push to on the dob rather than goto. I want ot learn how to star hop to what I want to look at and I want to be able to gather enough light to see more detail in deep sky objects.
Now here is my big question... is there any reason that in the future, this tube couldn't be mounted on a decent equitorial mount, providing that the mount was beefy enough to handle it or is that a bad idea?
Thanks in advance.