ETX125 or LXD75 AR-6?
Question, I'd like to buy either a ETX125 or LXD75 AR-6 (or another Goto 6" refractor in this price range). Looking at planets, galaxy's and nebulae, how do these compare to the LX200 10"? How do they compare to each other? I guess the million dollar question is, Is the bulk/hassle to setup of the AR-6 worth the better image quality over the EXT125?
If you didn't like the size on the LX, do not get any equatorial mount and especially one with a 6" refractor. That combo would be the least portable telecope you could by. I'd rather have a 10" LX in terms of portability. A 6" refractor is a tank of an optical tube and moving an equatorial, even into the backyard is a three step process. If you want portability, the ETX-125 is a MUCH better choice and, by the way, the AR6 will not have better optics. If you want to match a Mak in terms of optical correction, you'll need an APO refractor, not an achromat like the AR6. Go with the ETX