Do you guys have any recommendations for SCTs? I listed a Celestron in the original post but posted my concerns, which primarily around the quality and longevity of the mount and gear system.JayTee wrote: ↑Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:37 pmFirstly, Meade is going out of business so that pretty much seals that deal. Both manufacturers (Celestron and Meade) have alignment procedures that are easy to accomplish, (I own mounts from both of them). It is sad about Meade but at this time, I would steer clear if it is a new telescope you are interested in.How do the Celestron SCTs compare with the Meade? I've seen a bunch of favorable reviews of the Celestron, but where they go south is talking about the mounts and the GOTO. Which of course would not matter if I did everything a la carte. I am still interested in the Meade telescope I referenced in my first post. Their alignment procedure seems very streamlined.
Is it better to go a la carte and buy the