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  1. 1 minute ago, CraigD1986 said:

    Thanks for the quick replies. That’s makes perfect sense about the EQ5 vs HEQ5, I’m not sure how I missed that as it seems glaringly obvious now. Sounds like the Star Adventurer is the recommended option. And if I don’t need the guide scope & camera, that will save some more money.


    So If i buy the star adventurer, take multiple fairly long exposures with a 600mm focal length using a full frame DSLR and stack them, I should get some decent results that inspire me to keep going?

    That's the idea. Get you hooked with some promising results then get you to open your wallet even more. 😄

    It's a slippery slope to full blown addiction. 

  2. I would suggest getting in touch with the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Calgary Center.

    They have excellent people and may even have a loaner program similar to the one we have in Canada.

    That way you can try before you buy.

    There also is an excellent telescope store in Didsbury. All-star Telescopes and I'm sure that Ken there will be more than willing to help you.

    Hope this helps a bit.

  3. 2 hours ago, DaveHKent said:

    You posted the same one twice there.

    The one I used is:


    I picked up a Celestron Red Dot finder for about £15 and printed one of those, then I'm not always taking it on and off my scope. It has been really useful and cheap to produce.

    There are some 3d printing services online if you don't have a printer. I'm sure they would knock one of them up for a very small amount.

    Thanks, the one I meant is



    Which is pretty much like the one you posted.

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