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danielpiasecki

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  1. danielpiasecki

    What scope to get?

    that this telescope looks like it would be something fun. That is probably for deep deep space correct? Would i still be able to look at moon and planets in good detail? Thank
  2. danielpiasecki

    What scope to get?

    this telescope looks like it would be something fun. That is probably for deep deep space correct? Would i still be able to look at moon and planets in good detail? Thank
  3. danielpiasecki

    What scope to get?

    I m starting to learn that there is a lot to study about telescopes. I guess the best thing ti to buy my first scope which will be a cst 8" celestron and sort of learn trying out different eyepieces and such. thanks
  4. danielpiasecki

    What scope to get?

    I ll go with the advance vx 8" then. Just a technical question. What would be the difference of a 100mm scope with a 700mm focal length (f/7), and the same telescope with the same aperture but a focal length of 1000 (f/10). Will they both have the same performance or the one with a bigger focal length will have a larger magnification capability? Thanks
  5. danielpiasecki

    What scope to get?

    OK. I guess a celestron CST 8" with 2000 mm focal length will be a good chouce then? This one already comes with a mount. Specs say it is a rigid and sturdy mount. What would be a very good mount if i want to buy a new one? They can get as expensive as the scopes itself right? Also, if i buy a skywatcher mount will i be able to mount other telescope brands on it? thanks
  6. danielpiasecki

    What scope to get?

    thanks for the info. Ok, so if my intention is to look at moon, saturn rings and some galaxies, would i be better off with a long focal length or shorter one? a bigger aperture will always be better than a smaller one or not necessarily?
  7. danielpiasecki

    What scope to get?

    What do you mean by stop it down? I was reading some post and learned that fast focal ratios like dob (f/4 and f/5) will have a very wide range of view right? is that a good thng or bad? I was almost sold on the 9.25" cst celestron, but it has very slow focal ratio f/10. Those posts were saying that it is sort of like looking at a stamp in space, so narrow your view is. You are very helpful my freiend. It sounds like you are very knowledgeable. Thanks again
  8. danielpiasecki

    What scope to get?

    thanks for the info. But do you think a 100mm apo would do a better job than a 10 inch dob? they would both be skywatcher .
  9. I am new to this as well. I m looking at different types of scopes, but there are so many to chose from. Any recommendations? I m on the same boat as vacuum and would like to get a scope that will cost a little more now, but will last for years. I don t want to get a average scope, and have to get a better one within a year or so. I am mostly interested in seeing moon crates, saturn rings, cloud bands of jupiter, and some other galaxies. My budget is between 1 and 2K. I m looking at a few different scopes out there: celestron vx8" schmidt cassegrain, celestron nexstar 8se computerized, skywatcher pro ed 100mm doublet apo refractor, and the skywatcher goto collapssable dobsonian 10". My first thought was to get the 10 inch scope since it has the biggest aperture. However, i learned that the focal ration a f/5i. would it be better to see deep sky objects instead of saturn, moon and galaxies? i appreciate any recommendations. Thanks
  10. danielpiasecki

    What scope to get?

    thanks for your help again
  11. danielpiasecki

    What scope to get?

    one more thing. I m looking at this 10" go to collapsable skywatcher. I know the mount is not ideal ( or far less than ideal. It will also be very heavy i presume?). However, it seems like it has the go to capability and a 10 inch aperture. Will I be able to see planets, moon crater on it? It is price at $1100 SKY-WATCHER GOTO COLLAPSIBLE DOBSONIdsadad10″ (254
  12. danielpiasecki

    What scope to get?

    I guess a go to is a must then!! Would you elaborate why the mount is so important? Also, will i be able to see saturn ring, moon craters, and nebulea with any telescope of 6 inch aperture ? or the focal lenght, mount, magnification, lenses have something to do it too?
  13. danielpiasecki

    What scope to get?

    Thanks for the quick responses? I was aware that dobsonians are not good for astrophotography, but i thought the skywatcher refractor pro ed would be. Is that right? how about the celestron vx 8"? I don t think i m that worried about portability. I m basically gonna set it up on my yard. As far as the mount, i guess a go to would be very handy, but it is not my priority. thanks again
  14. Hello everyone, I am new to telescopes and wondered which one I should get. I m baically interested in seeing crates in the moon, rings of saturn, cloud bands in jupiter and some other galaxies, I read good things about 4 scopes: celestron advanced vx 8" schmidt cassegrain, nexstar 8 se computerized, skywatcher 12" collapsable dobsonian, and proed 120 mm doublet apo refractor. I really want to go ahead and get a all around good telescope right off the bat instead of starting with a beginners one. I m just not very familiar with which one would work the best for me. My budget would be between 1 - 2 K. Thanks
  15. Hello everyone, I m new to this and am looking to get my first telescope. I have done a lot of research on the web, but there are so many options out there. I would like to go ahead and buy a very good telescope right off the bat. I am looking at the "celestron nexstar 8 se computerized, the advanced vx 8" schmidt cassegrain telescope , the skywatcher 12" collapsable dobsonian telescope, and the proed 120mm doublet apo refractor". I know that is a all over the board, but they all seem to be great telescopes ( according to reviews i read ). Basically i would like a scope to look at moon craters, rings of saturns, clouds of jupiter, and some other galaxies and nebulea. I read that aperture is the key for a good telescope, but i also read the focal ratio will determine how much you can zoom in? I would appreciate if anybody gave me a few tips on which one of those scopes will do the job for me. I guess my budget is between $1000 - $2000. Thanks again
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