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10" vrs 12" in small city skies
« on: December 24, 2017, 04:29:44 PM »
So this is my dilema...

I had been going to receive my "final" extent, but decided this time in my viewing is not yet the time. .  So new to it, that I will be bouncing around what I need , which way to go Big Mak, Big Dob....  Determined that I will make that last choice in a couple of years... Once we settled on our Vacation/Retirement house purchase, BUT (big BUT) I'm becoming something to tide me over until then also don't want to. .  How to I say this right. .  Overly upset the spouse on paying a ton for my mid-range purchase while about to go on a 2 week holiday to a distant neighborhood spending a ton for this also... I'm trying to decide between an Orion 10i or the Orion 12i, 900 vrs 1300.  Together with my screening being 90% of my time my backyard with small city skies (Orion constellation comes in sharply with the naked eye).  Can there be that much profit between a 10 and 12 in those skies?

Thanks for anyone's ideas on the gap.