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  1. It looks like my 2,5 years daughter shows an interest in learning astronomy. Already knows names of all planets and most important moons of solar system. I would like her to learn constellations (she can already identify Orion) and I thought apart from showing her patterns on the sky as well as on the piece of paper it would be nice to get home planetarium. Does anyone have any recommendations for good quality one?
  2. xtreemchaos - I have tried all of the VR sets and honestly if I were you instead of Oculus Rift I would get HTC Vive. Especially if you are into gaming. It is backed by Valve.
  3. Guys you should try this stuff! Exploring solar system using VR technology in a very cheap way (using smartphone + google cardboard). There is an application that places you in the middle of the spaceship similar to the crystal ball from the latest Jurassic Park movie. You take a guided tour through the most important objects in the solar system rendered in 3D with photo-realistic textures and since it is used with VR kit you can look around as you were inside the spaceship. There is only one obstacle, it works on Android phones only Here is what you need: 1. Android smartp
  4. - Saturn - M42 - Orion Nebula - M81 and M82 - Bode and Cigar Galaxies (Don't know why but .... just love the idea of being able to see two galaxies within the same field of view)
  5. First of all I wanted to give a big thanks to this community for all help in picking the right equipment and give some advice to those troubled as to make a right choice (as once I was). The first ‘big’ telescope I got was Skywatcher 8 inch Newton Dobsonian 200/1200 with two eye pieces 25mm and 10mm. I had bigger budget so why I did not get 10 or 12 inch? Well because 8 inch it’s a prefect size for easy transportation. If you will be moving it around and trust me YOU WILL BE and an 8 inch is a combination of big enough/comfortable. I didn’t know this was so important
  6. What should I pay attention to? (I have never used eq mount before)
  7. I thought the same but the guy lives 5 min from my place and he doesn't mind showing me the scope.
  8. Second hand Celestron 8" + HEQ5 PROI found an announcement of a second hand scope with these characteristics: - Celestron 200mm- HEQ5 Pro- Plossl 32mm Meade- Plossl 20mm mutli-coated- Barlow x2 Meade - Barlow x2 Vixen - Lunar filter The seller says he had it for 3 years but not used much.It sells for €800 which is roughly 570 quid. New HEQ5 PRO alone costs ~ 1000 quid.I am very tempted to buy it. Is it worth it?
  9. I called the guy from online telescope shop in Spain (http://astrocity.es) and he told me that if my final destination is astro-photography of DSO 8" is a better choice. Since anything above 8" focuses more at the centre, which is good for planets but not DSO. So in the end I got Skywatcher Dobson 200/1200 and I will get HEQ5 when I'm ready to shoot.
  10. I was about to order Skywatcher Skyliner 250PX Dobsonian over the weekend but I saw this beast: Sky-Watcher Dobsonian Telescope 305mm/1500mm (12") (http://www.skywatcher.com/product.php?cat=6&id=250) I guess it is just a bigger version. But what worries me is that I can't find any reviews online and it's not sold by FLO or Astroshop.eu.
  11. @Brown Dwarf I bet I will spend hours on this forum every day. @Nebula Now you made me re-consider again getting a scope on the EQ mount. Do you guys think it is reasonable to get dob first and buy EQ6 later?
  12. Thank you all for advice. I saw a video on you tube of a guy setting up EQ mount with tracking (it was NEQ6) and it takes quite a lot of time to have it running. I think as a start I will go for Skywatcher Skyliner 250PX Dobsonian which is only €600 via Astroshop + some better eyepieces. When I’ll get “comfortable” with it I’ll get EQ6 with tracking and mount the tube using rings. I want to enjoy both visual and astrophotography. Thank you for the tip on the book will get it this weekend. I’m currently living in San Juan (Beach). The cottage house is in the village of Onil. Also a loca
  13. Hello amigos, I have recently revived (from a childhood) this fantastic hobby which is astronomy. To refresh my knowledge of the sky I bought Celestron Skymaster 15x70 bins and I’ve been using them almost every day (in Spain there is always a clear sky). Now I want to get a scope but I’m in the middle of refurbishing my new apartment so my wife is not so much keen on spending too much right now. My budget is ~€1000. Also I would like to do astrophotography in the future. What I had in mind was this: Skywatcher N 200/1000 PDS (8”) + NEQ-5 Pro SynScan GoTo But I know myself and I’m just afraid t
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