Although I have been debating between the Intes MK 66 and the Celestron C9.25 I feel the Celestron is the better choice for myself between the two from the standpoints of price, portability, and resolving power of planetary and deep sky objects.
However since I am trying to enter student mode in planetary geology (thus I am to become poor again, sigh) I do not have enough for a new Celestron C9.25 ($1400 from Celestron before a hard case which I will need) I was therefore looking for one used. I am not concerned with exterior cosmetics, but would like:
1). Excellent condition optics (thus mirrors and lenses)
2). Solid tripod
Please let me know of available condition and prices (since I am to be a student again, price is regretfully very important). Thanks!
I hope everyone is well.