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.
The Celestron NexStar Evolution 9.25” is a great scope bundled with a great mount and tripod – though it’s less portable than it may appear at first.
Celestron NexStar Evolution 6 is packed with the latest tech but comes with rather modest optical power.