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About jerrybella

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  1. Wow thanks for all the feedback. I now realise that I need to do more research and try some kit out initially. To be honest I need to confirm exactly what I would see of the planets at the magnification these types give. I see the Skywatcher Evostar 100ED DS-Pro Outfit for £625 though obviously this would need a mount too. My current thoughts are that possibly a good mount and that (or similar APO) would be good for now even though the budget is higher. The photo option would be enjoyable but I suppose this may have to wait for now. I think I would enjoy the sky searching for some of th
  2. Thanks Steve for the fast response. I was warming to the Evostar ! However the reason for coming to the forum is because others know more from experience. The TAL has moved forward on your comments. Let me know how you get on with your viewings. Your comment on the GOTO is interesting and I agree. Its interesting that Nightfisher stated the TAL as a 'downgrade'. I suppose this is on the diameter? Good luck Graham
  3. Hi all I am new to this site and have had an interest in astronomy since I took an O level in the subject in 1982! Back then we tried to grind an 8’’ telescope lens and took pictures with high iso film and pushed developing. Ah well things have moved on.....I am now trying to rekindle the interest and have an 8 year old son, Mrs and father who would really like to do this if the option came up. I would love to share the viewing and I know we would all enjoy it. So I intend to splash out and have seen on the WEX website for around £800 a ‘Sky-Watcher Evostar-120 (EQ5 PRO) SynScan GO-TO Achromat
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