Thank you for all the replies. I have just ordered the CELESTRON 70MM TRAVEL SCOPE Mainly because I would like to use it as a spotting scope and for star gazing. So a quick set up for watching wildlife is quite important. I also ordered Turn left at Orion to see what I can find with this little scope. Clear skies everybody
Thanks for your suggestion Allan The Skywatcher could now be an other option : ) it seems to pack down well. But do Dobsonian telescopes need calibrating in some way. Just worried about it getting knocked about in the van. Would the view of planets and DSO be much better than a 70mm Refractor?
Hi Every one. I am looking to buy a small portable telescope to take with me to Scotland in a campervan ( so nothing to big or costly) CELESTRON 70MM TRAVEL SCOPE at £50 sounded perfect for my needs. The only criticism in reviews was the camera tripod and mount being unsteady. Now I am thinking of the SKY-WATCHER MERCURY-705 70MM with better tripod and AZ3 mount at £100. My Question is which should I go for? Will the extra £50 and size of kit….Be worth it to get a better Telescope Tripod and Mount? Any thoughts would be much appreciated Thank you