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ApOpLeXiA

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  1. Eya, thanks for all the welcomes guys!, and for the helpful advise on the telescope :D

    i do wonder if collimating is hard?, since im not experienced and the only thing i handled is an entry level refractor telescope

  2. Hello everyone!, newbie here....

    I was wondering what equipment you need to make decent (not stunning :D,) photos....., and if any cameras i already have could be used.., atm i do not have a good telescope( meade etx80) and am also looking for a new telescope..

    So which telescope(s) are good to use for photagrophy (price range 500 -1000 euros) and what is needed to make pictures.

    I do have a canon sx30 is powershot (not an dslr unfort.)

    and a sony hd cam, but i doubt they could be used ( even tho i think the sony cam can fit to adapters since i also have an extra zoom lens for it)

    Thanks alot in advance!!!, im not expetcing to make stunning photos but just wondering what it would take to make decent pictures of planets/some deep sky objects, i have seen in the forum that people took 5 to 8 hours of staring at a object and for 1 photo, also that hubble took like 45 days for the ultra deep field?:p

  3. Heads up: soz for big post, and it's the same post as in welcome, but it involves questions about picking equipment!

    Just found this amazing forum when i was looking up on information about amateur telescopes. I am dutch, and still novice :D

    I have 1 small meade etx80 telescope which introduced me to 'stargazing' :p, im aware that it is not good at all, but i did manage to see the ring of saturn last week !, i wanted to try and find the andromeda galaxy , but unfortunately fog ruined the attempt ( also it seems to be very low in the sky when i look at it's position in programs like stellarium, or certain appz on ipad/phone)...

    I was wondering if it is even possible(skeptical about it) to view the galaxy @ over 2.5 million light years away....

    Hence im looking to purchase a new telescope..., im mainly interested in deep sky and my budget is that of a student unfortunately:P, after some quick research on the internet and then in these filled forums!, i thought a dobson telescope would be fitting for my desire/budget, it would be greatly appreciated if someone could point me the differences between the models below, and if this would be a good telescope for me..

    Some questions i have about--

    Skywatcher skyliner 300p flextube

    Skywatcher skyliner 300p

    - What is the difference between them( other then one needs to be extended before using and is more compact for storing, will this affect sturdiness? or are they equally robust, also the mirrors will be more exposed then the closed one?,

    -Is goto system advised( it's quite an expensive add on, + i never used the primitive go to system on my etx80 yet since i am too lazy to allign it)

    - Then for the flextube they also offer the ''tracking'' variant, which just keeps the object your viewing centered, again is this advised over the standard version?( since earth spins at over 1600km/h 'small' objects will go out of the viewfinder quite fast, for example when i watched saturn at 8,64 AU or so , it went out quite fast)

    Is this telescope powerfull enough to get beautiful sightings?

    Im highly enthustiac about astronomy and am looking forward to learn alot in these forums!, Thanks in advance for answering some of my questions and also if you have any suggestions on equipment!(budget is between 500 and 1000 euros or so..), they would be much appreciated!!!

    Thanks in advance

    And sorry for an ambivalent story and my sometimes terrible english spelling lol!

    Greetings Freek

  4. Just found this amazing forum when i was looking up on information about amateur telescopes. I am dutch, and still novice :D

    I have 1 small meade etx80 telescope which introduced me to 'stargazing' :p, im aware that it is not good at all, but i did manage to see the ring of saturn last week !, i wanted to try and find the andromeda galaxy , but unfortunately fog ruined the attempt ( also it seems to be very low in the sky when i look at it's position in programs like stellarium, or certain appz on ipad/phone)...

    I was wondering if it is even possible(skeptical about it) to view the galaxy @ over 2.5 million light years away....

    Hence im looking to purchase a new telescope..., im mainly interested in deep sky and my budget is that of a student unfortunately:P, after some quick research on the internet and then in these filled forums!, i thought a dobson telescope would be fitting for my desire/budget, it would be greatly appreciated if someone could point me the differences between the models below, and if this would be a good telescope for me..

    Some questions i have about--

    Skywatcher skyliner 300p flextube

    Skywatcher skyliner 300p

    - What is the difference between them( other then one needs to be extended before using and is more compact for storing, will this affect sturdiness? or are they equally robust, also the mirrors will be more exposed then the closed one?,

    -Is goto system advised( it's quite an expensive add on, + i never used the primitive go to system on my etx80 yet since i am too lazy to allign it)

    - Then for the flextube they also offer the ''tracking'' variant, which just keeps the object your viewing centered, again is this advised over the standard version?( since earth spins at over 1600km/h 'small' objects will go out of the viewfinder quite fast, for example when i watched saturn at 8,64 AU or so , it went out quite fast)

    Is this telescope powerfull enough to get beautiful sightings?

    Im highly enthustiac about astronomy and am looking forward to learn alot in these forums!, Thanks in advance for answering some of my questions and also if you have any suggestions on equipment!(budget is between 500 and 1000 euros or so..), they would be much appreciated!!!

    Thanks in advance

    And sorry for an ambivalent story and my sometimes terrible english spelling lol!

    Greetings Freek

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