Celestron Advanced VX 9.25 is an excellent choice for more adept amateur astronomers.
The Advanced VX 6” Schmidt-Cassegrain is arguably overkill for a visual setup.
Celestron NexStar Evolution 8″ EdgeHD delivers; and, goes beyond what is expected.
Meade LX65 6″ promises unrivaled optical quality and a tedious mount.
Meade LX65 8″ provides phenomenal optics as compensation to its unreliable mount and poor customer service.
LX65 6” is a sad story.
Meade LX65 5″ is delightfully sturdy and has faultless optics, but it is equipped with 30-year-old, unreliable tech.
Celestron 114 LCM is an attempt to make higher profits with cheap parts.
Celestron NexStar Evolution 9.25 over the top by every measure and that includes its price tag.
Celestron NexStar Evolution 6 is packed with the latest tech but comes with rather modest optical power.