Thankyou very much everyone for your replies. Really appreciated.
Originally Posted by Zuts
I used to own this scope. It is great for astrophotography though it does need a field flattener....
Did you happen to try it wih a flattener or know if there is one which suits it?
TV is out of my price range unfortunately, so I'm happy to compromise on quality as a result. I'm not interested in visual, and have the same situation with my Megrez now with respect to magnification etc. They are wide field scopes and should be used as such IMHO.
Originally Posted by MortonH
I believe that the rotating focuser on the Meade doesn't work the same way as most scopes and might be rather irritating for imagers.
Yes.. The most common complaint I hear is that the focusser doesn't rotate. This really doesn't bother me, the Meade works exactly how my Megrez works now. Apparently the Meade focuser can be replaced with other brands, but I wouldnt' bother.
Interesting that you bought a Megrez 90 intead... I've heard they're much worse! ... (sharpness, false colour, everything).. how have you found it?
EDIT: I mistook the Megrez 88 (has bad reviews) for Megrez 90 (yet to investigate this)
ED80's like the Orion are the obvious choice, but on the face of it this APO seems better, so hence researching all options. The APO is newer, so I wouldn't expect so many people to be using it.
Originally Posted by peter_4059
Here's a single JPG image from my 400D through the Meade Series 5000. I don't have a flatener....
Thankyou very much peter, just what I'm after. I've PM'd.