I'm just really getting into astronomy for the first time in my life. I'm utterly hooked now, but Im craving more detail.
I'm looking at this telescope:http://www.telescope.com/Telescopes/Dobs...c/13/p/8943.uts
This scope will be a major improvement over what I have: larger aperature, parabolic vs spherical mirror, etc etc. Issue is that it's a Dobsonian mount, which I haven't gotten to test out yet. I'm only familiar with the EQ, which in my opinion, makes life easy and leaves room for future photographic opportunities.
Mainly however, I'm wondering if any of you who may have anything like this finds it awkward or imprecise to constantly nudge such monster up and over, down and over. I'm not heavily into photography at the moment, so it's not a deal-breaker at all.
Too bad just buying an equitorial mount that can support this thing would set me back about a grand...however, I'm not afraid to try something new as long as it's not too clunky to use. =/
I'd appreciate any advice. thx.