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  1. Good afternoon, 

    Having just bought my first telescope (delivery tomorrow) and only the telescope what advice would people suggest for upgrades or perhaps what order would people suggest?

    Diagonals then EP's or EP's then diagonals, powerpacks, dew shields, etc? 

    This is more a hypothetical question at the moment as I want to get used to the telescope before plowing monies in on gear that I don't really know anything about.  



  2. I've not made a final decision yet, but the more options that are thrown my way do muddy the waters.  It's difficult as there are so many options and people will always have differing views and all as equally valid as the others. 

    I looked at the 8" Dob (learning the lingo) are my first question is how portable would it be?  My back garden isn't suited as the are high fences, lots of trees and it's very small.  

    Thanks for the tip on tellurium Dave, I'll be sure to have a look at that.  I did download the SkyPortal app which is quite clever.  

  3. Hi everyone, 

    So come on hit with which telescope to buy, I jest.  

    From some of the other posts some information would be useful.

    I'm based in Dorset, UK and am a beginner.  I would ideally like to be able to achieve some astrophotography too or at least to be able to do some astrophotography in the near future.  

    My budget would be up to say £700 I guess at a push and looking at the web you're promised the Earth and a world of expectations but I'm guessing most of that would be advertising speak.

    Thanks for looking, 


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