I was looking for scope price and found out that the Dobsonian are MUCH less expensive than schmidt.
Considering 2 10 inch scopes, one dob one schmidt. Both officially gather same light and have the same practical visual power. If I look at the dob price (meade standard dob): 650$. meade standard schmidt: 2500$-3500$.
Ok, the smchmidt might be easier to transport and can do astrophotography while dob might be quite hard... but what exactly creates this big gap between both scope?
Let say I look through both of them a planet or deep-sky object, what will be the difference in viewing? will the difference worth the 4-6x price? or might is it better to get a 45 inch dob for the price of the 10 inch schmidt