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Old 27-09-2015, 03:18 PM
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Nigel,
You will probably get better feedback if you started a new thread, say in the "Beginners Equipment discussion" forum.

I have had Maks, and SCTs, as well as EQ mounted Newtonians and the DOBs.
For me, there is no question. Best value for money is the DOB.
(IMHO) You will see so much more through an 8" DOB than you will through either of the scopes mentioned.
The other thing I say to newcomers heading down the Visual observing route, stay away from EQ mounts. Essential for imaging, a pain in the neck for visual.

But its your decision.
Which ever way you go, enjoy the night sky!
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