Mean Mr Mustard wrote:
> Scopes rarely (maybe never!) seen at star parties or in the
> 1. Any Classical Cassegrain - Occasionally I'll see a CN212, but beyond
> that I don't think these things actually exist.
> 2. Quantum 6 - These are sort of like the old Porsche Spyders. Seen
> pics but never in the wild.
> 3. Meade 178ED and its sibling the 152ED - I think the owners hide
> these out of embarrassment.
> 4. Any of the big long focus 4"+ refractors of yore (Jaegers, Unitron,
> EdScorp, Tasco) - Gathering dust in attics.
> 5. Old clock driven GEM mounted Newts - I use to see these all the
> time, but now they are becoming a site.
> Most common scopes:
> 1. Celestron NexStars - These things have absolutely taken over the
> battlefield. Just a sea of goto and grinding gears.
> 2. Orion, Celestron and other commercially made dobs
> 3. ATM dobs
> 4. Meade and Celestron fork mounted SCTs
> 5. Meade ETXs - These seem to be falling out of favor.
None of that should be surprising.