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My current/previous telescope is a Skywatcher 60/900 refractor on an equatorial mount. I am now looking at a SkyWatcher 150/1200 "Classic" Dobsonian reflector.

How can I compare the two in terms of ease of use? What will be easier to do, and to see with the larger Dobsonian? What will be harder?

I want to see planets, galaxy, nebula, etc.

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    $\begingroup$ The Help Centre says it's on-topic to ask about "What type of equipment will allow you to see a certain entity", so I recommend you edit your question to include where you live (city or region is sufficient), what you want to look at (eg the Moon, Jupiter, the Pinwheel Galaxy NGC 5457?) and your level of experience. You should avoid asking subjective or open-ended questions, so you need to remove "is this good or not?" :-) $\endgroup$ – Chappo Hasn't Forgotten Monica Feb 28 at 22:32
  • $\begingroup$ Okay,but i really want to hear what people think.My previous telescope is skywatcher 60/900 how much is better 150/1200?I want to see planets,galaxy,nebula... $\endgroup$ – vanja Feb 28 at 23:00
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    $\begingroup$ The short answer is that the aperture is much bigger so at the same magnification nebulae and galaxies will look about 6 times brighter, but if you were used to using the equatorial mount to track objects as they move then the Dobsonian mount might be a little frustrating. It would be great if you could find an astronomy club somewhere and discuss or even observe with others first before investing in a very different kind of telescope. That's where to ask what people thing! :-) $\endgroup$ – uhoh Mar 1 at 2:05
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    $\begingroup$ Also your useable magnification will be better, so you will see some more details on the larger planets and the Moon on nights when the atmosphere is still and astronomical seeing is good. I think you should add a little more about how you plan to observe and what kind of location(s) you'll be viewing from: city vs rural, low vs higher elevation, etc. $\endgroup$ – uhoh Mar 1 at 2:20
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    $\begingroup$ @uhoh Yes,i use them.I know..I will use small magnification until I get used to it $\endgroup$ – vanja Mar 1 at 4:39

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