Excerpt: I am a Meade man. Or so I thought. For years I had used only Meade products when it came to SCT‘s and really didn‘t consider any other brands. In my mind if it wasn’t blue it wasn’t worth talking about and that is how I approached Schmidt-Cassegrain scopes. But somewhere that all changed. My last scope was a Meade 12" LX200 with a Tak FSQ-106 on top that I loved dearly. The scope worked flawlessly and had great optics and I not just talking about the Tak.