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matty01

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  1. Thanks guys. appreciate it. I understand my enthusiasm will wear of in time but i honestly don't mind putting it up and taking it down every night its all apart of the night and i will have assistance as my dad is interested in astronomy too. Just to clarify then laser_jock99, okay so the skywatcher sounds a good choice for visual? mostly DSO and Messiers and the often planetary viewing? obviously every scope has a fault and i guess Newtonian is the awkward eye piece location. Like i said later in the year im going to look at a 3 or 4" refractor just for imaging alone as the pictures are amazing when stacked and so on. The only thing that is bugging me is the mount type, Equatorial or Alt-azimuth. obviously the SW comes with NEQ6 which will follow the sky in one moment rather than both axis like alt-azimuth. I was under the assumption that EQ is better as it keeps the object in view at the right angle rather than it moving clockwise over time, its just an eq makes it awkward to view sometimes? is this correct? Thanks Matty
  2. Haha plonk and go Yeah i guess, for images do i need an equatorial mount as it will need to track the sky at the same angle for long exposures? Just for future reference when i get an AP setup, now im just focusing on visual so hopefully the Celestron CPC 1100 GPS (XLT) gets good feedback on the comments
  3. Okay guys thanks for the feed back. Ive read up about more and spoke to a guy to flo and he said newtonians are awkward because you have to turn the tube to get the eye piece in position but SCT is a longer focal length. So each have a plus and minus. Olly, would you suggest because i can stretch to it than i go for the Celestron CPC 1100 GPS (XLT)? 1. What would this be best for imaging or visual? 2. Is the FL to long to get a wide ish view of messiers and dso? Thanks
  4. Thanks thats a great view on those two. Just to pick your brains one more time, if it was you choosing between the orginal two in the first post which one would you go for? bearing mind that it will be for visual. Thanks Matty
  5. Thats great olly!!!! Much appreciated. I have used the link in your comment and this is my findings, obviously im not expecting at good as these but some were close. Do please take into concideration that i cant find the exact celectron telescope that i want but it is the nearest i can find. Im leaning more to visual as like fellow gazers have said it can cost ALOT so im looking at maybe a big visual for now and then a smaller AP later on in the year, most likley the 80ED PRO on a HEQ5.
  6. Hi all I've been into astronomy/star gazing for years and my uncle has a skywatcher 6" newtonian, sometimes ill go outside and just watch and see if anything catches my eye and im regularly tracking the satellites. I do have a Nikon dslr d3200 which i try to take full night sky shots and there not to bad but want to get more involved now and have decided to buy a telescope of my own and i am looking to us it for visual / astrophotography (Messier & DSO) but im not bias to one another. Aslong as it can do both and is a pretty decent quality image. Like i said im a novice-intermediate at this but im not one to start small and i know before you say that some are BIG and weight alot but that doesn't put me off building it up and taking it down every night. It all part and parcel of the hobby. Im looking to spend around £2000 ($3000) for tube and mount. Ive already had a few comment that i should look at the "Skywatcher Evostar 80ED DS-Pro & HEQ5 PRO" but dare i say it i want a bigger bucket haha. I might sound like another one of those people who just wants to go big but like i said im not one to start small and would like to go in in the deep end. I have been looking at two which are listed below and they both have good comments for intermediate AP and viewing. Celestron C11 SCT VX GOTO / http://www.firstlightoptics.com/advanced-vx-goto/celestron-c11-sct-vx-goto.html or Skywatcher Explorer 300P-DS NEQ6 PRO / http://www.firstlightoptics.com/reflectors/skywatcher-explorer-300p-ds-neq6-pro.html Even if one of these is just good for viewing, i may find my self buying another telescope purely for AP and it will most probably be the "Skywatcher Evostar 80ED DS-Pro & HEQ5 PRO" Please can you let me know if these two above are good choices and if not any recommendations. But remember i might get two telescopes in the coming year (1 for viewing & 1 for AP). Thanks Matty
  7. Something like this? and thankyou for the detailed response. I would of course buy the flattener, book and DSLR adaptor ring. http://www.firstlightoptics.com/pro-series/skywatcher-evostar-80ed-pro-heq5-pro.html
  8. Cheers guys, fellow grimsbians, i have been to the observatory in cleethorpes and spoke to some people a couple of months ago. I will post a voting thread on this subject and see what happens
  9. Hi guys Im new to the forum and have signed up due to starting out with my first telescope (yet to be purchased) and would like some questions answering and so on im sure you'll see my posts around somewhere. I've been into astronomy/star gazing for years and my uncle has a skywatcher 6" newtonian, sometimes ill go outside and just watch and see if anything catches my eye and im regularly tracking the satellites. I do have a Nikon dslr d3200 which i try to take full night sky shots and there not to bad but want to get more involved now and have decided to buy a telescope of my own and i am looking to us it for visual / astrophotography (Messier & DSO). Any recommendations? I know it might be the wrong home for this thread. I have a budget of around £2000 (can go over a little) for alot of the gear (telescope, mount, eye pieces, filters, power pack ect.) I've been looking at two and they both have good reviews but would like another opinion. Skywatcher 300PDS NEQ6 PRO GO-TO or Celestron C11 SCT VX GO-TO Like i said im a novice-intermediate at this but im not one to start small and i know before you say that they are BIG and weight alot but that doesn't put me off building it up and taking it down every night. It all part and parcel of the hobby. Thanks Matty
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