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  1. Hello Philip! I live in Athens, Greece, so the equivalent would be London, center. Many street lights, most of them not shielded, producing an untolerable glare. So, an LP filter would only be logical, as Spock would have said
  2. thanks a lot Adam for the photos! it's seems quite easy to use. I also see that you own 2 similar filters. perhaps selling one?hahaha thanks again mate!
  3. Hello Sean, I have this in order to attach the t-ring/dslr to the focuser: so in order to use a circular mounted filter I have to attach it using the thread inside the barrel, right? Since my focuser is 2'' and this is part of the adapter for 2'' to 1.25'', I can safely assume that I am going to need a 1.25 circular filter, if I to use this setup, correct? @Adam: I've read that filters from Astronomik are probably the best. However the ones with the clip are even more expensive.Do you think it's worth it, or the setup above will be about the same? thanks a lot guys!
  4. I have the following set up, a sw 130pds and a cannon 1100d dslr. Since I live in an heavy light polluted area, I am looking to buy a light pollution filter. However I am very very confused on how a such filter is mounted. Currently I mount my DSLR to the OTA using a T-ring. Where and how am I going to put the filter? Looking forward to your responses
  5. Hello, I would like to thank you all for your replies. I respect all opinions, even the ones I strongly disagree So, after taking into serious consideration what you've written, portability, tight budget, imaging and viewing characteristics, I decided to go with skywatcher 130pds on a AZ synscan goto mount. Besides, a battery 12V pack, do you have anything else to suggest, in terms of eyepieces, barlows, filters, etc, that in your opinion are going to be needed from day one, or soon enough that I might just buy them now?
  6. Thanks guys for the tips! Really appreciate the suggestions! However, let's try to have in mind that I am not going to buy an EQ mount anytime soon. So let's focus on these two questions: - is the 150pds too heavy for a AZ synscan mount? - will there be any significant differences in observation between 130pds and 150pds, to justify the price difference? Looking forward to hearing your answers
  7. Hello all! i've been reading you for quite some time, in order to gather info that will help me buy my first telescope. I am on a tight budget (~500 euros), and I wanted something that will do fairly good both on observation, and later in astrophotography, which seems a logical step after observation. At first I was about to buy a 5'' mak, but after reading you, I realized that it will not serve any of my future AP endeavors. So I came down to sw 130pds and 150pds. A friend suggested that the 150pds will be better, since the details from DSO reveal when you go from 5 to 6 inches. Will the difference be so obvious?Does the money investment in 150pds really worth it? Let's examine the mounting thing now. In the scenario that I am going with 150pds, is a AZ Synscan Goto suitable in terms of weight? Or am I going to face issues there. I know that AZ4 can hold the weight of the 150pds, but there is no goto mechanism. Can an amateur survive without the GOTO mechanism? The budget is strict so an EQ mount (especially with GOTO) is currently out of reach. And I know that almost everybody suggests that AP is incompatible with AZ mounts, but I am ok with this. I am not looking for perfection, just some plain amateur AP. Furthermore, if I go with the 150pds which is not compact exactly, i want at least the mounting to be as compact as possible. On the other hand, I think that 130pds can well fit to AZ Synscan Goto mount. And it's more compact/portable. But will the difference in observation will be so visible?Given that I will keep the telescope for some time. Please feel free to comment in any way you like.Suggestions in terms of other models/brands (given the restrictions: budget, observation, AP), are also most welcome. p.s: i live in Europe, where prices are a lot more expensive that in US.