We are currently staying in Carlsbad, and I discovered we are just 5 min away from Oceanside Photo & Telescope, store that I've been ordering from for about 9 years. Parker went with me to visit. First telescope to greet us at the door was the PlaneWave CDK 17 (pictured above). I was captivated by the excellent construction. I offered to make a trade: they get Parker, I get the 17". No luck.
After 3 days of tromping all over Disneyland, the plan today was to do nothing but relax around the hotel and get some laundry done. The kids and I played in the hotel pool and took a dip in the jacuzzi.
Okay...if I can't have the $22,000 PlaneWave CDK 17, I'll settle for this ASA 10".