Which Telescope?

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  1. Linda and Steph

    Linda and Steph Funster

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    Hi folks, any astronomy fans here?

    I'm looking for a portable scope to keep in the MH which will save me transferring the one from home. I'm drawn to the Skymax 127 Skywatcher SKYMAX-127 SynScan™ AZ GOTO Black Telescope 211 , does anyone have any advice or suggestions for a handy portable set up? :thumb:
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Hi

    I know absolutely nothing about astronomy but would love to learn..

    I had a look at the link you gave .. what an amazing bit of kit and not a lot of dosh... never knew that telescopes had become so sophisticated .. it gets a great review. Would this be a good 'starter' scope or should I be looking at more basic kit ?

    will follow this post with interest :thumb:

    thanks

    jim
     
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    A while ago I got the urge and the techie in me bought a cheap computer controlled scope ( Meade ). It did not take me long to work out that what I spent on electronics I did *not* spent on optic and mechanics. Nothing was rigid.

    The next realisation is that to get a good view means a nice clear night which means freeze your nuts off.

    And finally, all you see are bigger dots.

    I did get a decent view of Saturn's rings which was impressive.

    I never once used the computer finder. What the hell, it's just a dot, might as well just look at any unless you pick up a cross infection from a train spotter.

    I now have Red Shift on my laptop, I can zoom in to any view better than any scope on Earth. And for those odd clear nights I can identify stars that can be seen through binoculars. That'll do for me.
     
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    The Hubble telescope.

    as its suspended in space i make that extremely portable......:Rofl1:
     
  5. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    Before I even opened this thread to read I noticed John was the last poster !!:Smile:

    I was not dissapointed:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Peter
     
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    My son has a Sky-Watcher he wants to sell cannot find model No only D=130mm F=900mm with tri-pod and mount never been used long story pm me if interested.:thumb:
     
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    Mymemory.com have some 'scopes on offer in time for the meteor shower this weekend.
     
  8. Linda and Steph

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    Yes indeed, it's very good and portable, but you need a really tall stool to sit comfortably at the eyepiece.
     

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