Newbie deep sky enthusiast with a new Skywatcher 200P
(sorry dob mob, didnt have the patience for unboxing shots)
Here it is... feel like it should have a name?
Was fairly easy to put together, although the spanners didnt fit the nut that holds the base, and the screw driver only properly fit the screws for the EP holder; thats pretty bad imo, and makes me wonder what else they may have skimped on... but given its one of the UK's favourite scopes, i'm hoping nothing to serious
The tube itself is metal, i was expecting plastic (confusion from reading soooo many reviews and listings for 100 or more scopes lol), i think i would have preferred plastic too as i'm now going to have to consider condensation allot more carefully on those cold nights; no 5 minutes grab and go with this scope in the winter i think, we'll see!
Question: Hot or Cold? Is it better to just let the scope cool down somewhere with dry air before taking outside, or would a heater be better? Heat cable should prevent condensation quite nicely, wrapped around the tube, but from the little i understand heat + astronomy isnt a good thing, maybe that only applies to the atmosphere high up where its visually more disruptive?
Anyway here it is...name coming up eventually...
Clear skys expected from 9PM monday night, fingers crossed for first light then; will see how my Pentax dSLR does shooting through it too (not expecting much there tbh, no tracking on this scope, although i might get some decent moon and sun shots one day)