Hello from NY
I have been using this site to get info on some equipment I own and thought it would be good to join...
Biggest question so far is the value of a Kern Aarau DKM3-PE-2? I have been poking around and I got the impression it is pretty rare....
Can't answer your question but I'm sure someone here can! Welcome!! ?
I have used both a Wild T3 (a lot) and a Kern DKM-3 (a few times). I always liked the DKM-3 because of the "broken telescope". The eyepiece is on the side, always horizontal. Great for steep sights. Also smaller and lighter than a T3, but I never had them both at the same time to compare exactly how much. Easier to do astro obs with the Kern, in my opinion.
I have a T3, although I hardly ever get it out anymore. A couple of years ago I bought a T3000, even less reason now to get out the T3.