|Tonight I set up my new Celestron 102 GT scope. It has GoTo features and tracking. I've never owned a scope like this before, either a refractor or a computerized observation system. I'm really looking forward to what views this piece of equipment will bring me.
I compared it to my 6" Newt on M13. Surprisingly enough, the 4" refractor essentially displayed the exact same image as the 6" reflector. I didn't actually expect to see resolved stars in a 4" scope, but sure enough it did it.
Setting it up was pretty painless too. I'll give a full review after next Friday August 13th. The new moon weekend where I'll really put this scope to the test in dark skies.