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  1. a serious Telescope is the one used most often by YOU.
  2. My personal choice if I was you and your budget stretches to it would be the Following -- https://www.firstlightoptics.com/skywatcher-mounts/sky-watcher-az-gti-wifi-alt-az-mount-tripod.html at £289 and a Heritage 130P optical tube, New would be £143 or you could look for a second hand one ( https://www.firstlightoptics.com/heritage/skywatcher-heritage-130p-flextube.html ) along with a 15mm and 8 mm BST Starguider eyepiece. could add a 2x barlow. This combo would leave you with a very Portable Scope that will show you almost every thing the night sky has to offer. As to taking photo's it is Possible with the Heritage, just takes a little more work than other scopes. this is what I actually use as my main set up most often.
  3. yes it provides its own wifi, but only for remote control via your phone, NOT for internet connection. It comes with the same eyepieces as the heritage which are adequate however if your budget allows I would advise purchasing a couple of BST starguider eyepieces or a couple of second hand plossi's . it is a very capable scope but more suited to planets than DSO''s than the 130 would be, However you can always pick up a second hand 130 OTA at a later date if you wanted.
  4. The heritage 130P is a terrific scope and will give you fantastic views HOWEVER, the mount is not very compact and there for not really suited to being used as a Travel Scope. It does not disassemble. You could look at the likes of https://www.firstlightoptics.com/sky-watcher-az-gti-wifi/sky-watcher-skymax-102-az-gti.html which would make for a VERY portable system. and would be Terrific for planetary views. Depending on budget of course you could get the Heritage 130p and the AZ-GTi Mount, and use the heritage optical tube with the AZ-GTi. However Seems your also thinking about taking pictures? what camera are you going to be using? the Heritage is not aswell suited to Astrophotography as for example the skymax 102 would be.
  5. You still looking for an eq5? have one with dual axis motor upgrade south yorks Doncaster area also have astro EQ which I see you were also looking for. pm me if still looking.
  6. sorry you didn't get any answers to this, but glad you went ahead and found out for yourself. have the AZ-GTi with both the st80 and a 130p and just waiting on a 183c camera coming, so hoping to do some remote EAA with it. would love to see what you have managed to get with your set up thanks
  7. have the same scope, and looking to do EAA with it also, so was wondering if you could tell me what camera etc your using. Also any other pointers to help get me started would be great thanks and sorry to OP if im hijacking the thread;)
  8. Keltoi

    Hello from Cyprus

    Hi Bob welcome, I was born in Cyrpus at RAF Akrotiri, will be over in February for the first time since I was 2.
  9. down load the skywatcher synscn app for android/apple or pc to use with skywatcher wifi adapter.
  10. mobile phone and VR headset (eyeset?) sounds like it would actually be quiet an amazing way to do astronomy and not overly difficult to implement id think.
  11. hi may I ask what settings you use for the gpcam? Also have a 130p f5 on heritage mini dob with goto and 200p on eq5 with astroeq and the gpcam but as of yet have had no luck in even seeing a single star via the cam. can get it working in daylight but no luck at night yet so its obv settings I'm getting wrong, so any guidance would be great.
  12. thanks Tangelo and Happy Kat, have emailed the brazilian guy but no reply so will prob look into the adapter from 365 Astonomy thanks for link Happy Kat
  13. skywatcher heritage 130p mini dob. good optics, nice light and portable great starter scope and fantastic bang for money
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