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Offline Jonjames999

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Which telescope
« on: 12:35:47, 09 January, 2014 »
Hello all, can I have opinions  please, I want a large Scope that i will be able to take good photos through of not just planets but deep space, up to a grand in price.thankyou.

Offline Uplooker

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Re: Which telescope
« Reply #1 on: 12:47:42, 09 January, 2014 »
Hi Jonjames999,

Most scopes are suited to a particular target. A long focal length scope is best for planets and a shorter focal length best suited to DSOs, that why people generally have more than one scope.
It would be fair to say that you get more bang for your buck with a newtonian, however the cornerstone of any imaging rig is the mount. It is generally accepted that the minimum mount required is a HEQ5 -
This comes in at £749-00. That leaves you with £250 or so for a scope. You still need to figure in accessories such as red light torch, T-ring to attach you camera - do you have a camera already??


Scopes: SW 150P Newt, ST80, Celestron C8 XLT, TAL 100RS / PST Stage 2 Mod & BF10, SW 300PDS (soon to be on a Dob Mount)
Cameras: SPC900, QHY5, Canon 450D, DMK31AU03.AS
Mounts: NEQ6 powered by EQMod, EQ3-2

Offline Jonjames999

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Re: Which telescope
« Reply #2 on: 16:35:07, 09 January, 2014 »
No camera yet,thanks for all the info,very helpful!,!im going to have a look into this.

Offline Nomis Elfactem

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Re: Which telescope
« Reply #3 on: 18:56:45, 09 January, 2014 »
Quite often getting the scope and mount together works out cheaper than buying the mount and OTA (scope) separately.

Give Nick at Altair or Bern at Modern a call... I'm sure they will do you a good bundle deal.


Scopes: Astro-Tech AT-111EDT Triplet, TS65ED Quad, Orion ST80, Modded PST-90 Solar Scope, PST Cak (on loan)
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Offline Jonjames999

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Re: Which telescope
« Reply #4 on: 16:41:23, 10 January, 2014 »
Thanks mate, I'll look into that as well, basically I just want a scope that I can look at planets closely and deep space and be able to take decent pics


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