Posted: Jun 14, 2020 11:41 am
by Macdoc

I would try to contact a local astronomy club and get some first hand-in hand exposure to different scopes and mounts when they hold their next “star party”. Most such clubs live to educate noobs, and are happy to let one look through their equipment and will talk your ear off about this stuff. You just might end up joining them!

That's what Jude wants to do. Sounds like a 6" something is more than adequate. '
Is there a Celestron 6" anyone would recommend?? This won't happen too soon but gathering info.