i'm wanting to buy a scope for deep space objects, and maybe do some ccd imaging, budget's about $1500 for the scope. anyone have any recommendations? i have a meade 10" reflector (LXD55) back ordered, but they keep postponing shipment.
already have a celestron 6" refractor for lunar and planetary viewing, but it's like trying to lug around a comatose elephant, it is very bulky.
what do some of you have and are you happy with it?