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steveilad

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  1. Thank you all for your replies and advice 

    I think for the price and from what i have seen on youtube and read the Star Adventurer is looking like a safe bet, i just need to find a shop which isn't mail order in the Manchester area so i can see what options i have

    Thank you

    Loads of Star Adventurer users here, if its balanced and the PA is good 5 minute subs can be done....well worth the money....

    depending on budget, the astrotrac is my choice but I'v heard many good things about the adventurer

    There's also the Vixen Polarie.

    Olly

    Due to continuous cloud I haven't been able to play with my Adventurer since I purchased it. However, I would suggest that 3 to 4 kg would be a tad heavy for it.  In the shop we played around with my Lunt 50 solar scope because I will use the SA for that too when we go away to France in the caravan during the summers. That weighs in at 2.5 kg and we needed two counterweights to balance it well and that  set up uses the majority of the shaft length.  With my Canon DSLR and my 300mm focal length f4 lens or less then it will be fine.

    Thank you all for your replies and advice 

    I think for the price and from what i have seen on youtube and read the Star Adventurer is looking like a safe bet, i just need to find a shop which isn't mail order in the Manchester area so i can see what options i have

    Thank you

  2. Opticstar

    Hi and welcome.

    Manchester is rather large, would you care to be more specific?

    Do you have your own transport?

    Would you not do better to visit your local club, have a chat with them, maybe even try a few 'in anger'?

    .

    Thanks for the reply, yes i have my own transport and in Urmston so travelling anywhere in greater manchester is no problem. 

    I am new to astronomy and mainly wanting to do some astrophotography having seen and photographed the milky way for the first time last week so i am not a member of any club as yet

    Three recommendations from an earlier post - I think all three are still going strong

    http://stargazerslounge.com/topic/66862-astronomy-supplies-in-manchester/

    Opticstar no longer has a showroom. There was one in Stockport but I think that it may have gone bust but I am not 100% sure of that. Rothervalley Optics is still in business.

    A.G

    As posted previously Opticstar is now web only, the Stockport Binocular shop closed sometime ago, but I think they they do still have a shop. Have a look at their website, tells you on there. As said, where abouts in Greater Manchester are you, do you know what sort of equipment you are after - reflector, SCT, refractor. I could show you the equip I have - see my signature [emoji106]

    Sent from my Fone

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