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PaulConfused

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  1. PaulConfused

    Suggestions for a first scope

    I certainly intend to. I'll get the hang of the standard setup first. I do have a tendency to try run before I can walk, so I'm reining myself in a bit. On a different note, I'm in Langdale this weekend and hoping to catch some nice Milky Way core on my a6000. Other than locating Scorpio and following the tail is there an easier way of knowing which direction to point? I was thinking SE at about 1.30am?
  2. PaulConfused

    Suggestions for a first scope

    I'm really not sure, happy-kat. Martin from FLO suggested it, so I'm guessing it'll do the job, was curious how much real-time usage I'd get based on hands-on experience.
  3. PaulConfused

    Suggestions for a first scope

    Have been doing, looks nice. Whilst I'm waiting (expected mid-June) I'll settle for 4 days in Langdale doing some astro with the camera if the skies are clear later this week. The battery I ordered is the Tracer 12v 7Ah LiFePO4 Battery Pack Hopefully that'll be good enough for the scope.
  4. PaulConfused

    Suggestions for a first scope

    Preordered it today with a tracer pack.
  5. PaulConfused

    Suggestions for a first scope

    My mind is settled then! Now to see when Martin has it back in stock!
  6. PaulConfused

    Suggestions for a first scope

    Exactly, Happy-kat. You can still have the handset, the extra dosh is just for the wifi ability. I've downloaded the app to have a look around and the thread is very informative. Also, I found a video where a guy have got it working as an eq with a camera.
  7. PaulConfused

    Suggestions for a first scope

    Ok, just finished reading through the thread on the GTi. A real game changer for me. I think I'll certainly be making one of those bundles my first purchase. The ability to use imaging gear on the same mount to an extent and the firmware upgrades make this n ideal choice for my first scope. Many thanks for your advice and help and patience,
  8. PaulConfused

    Suggestions for a first scope

    Which bundle is that? I can't seem to see that one
  9. PaulConfused

    Suggestions for a first scope

    OK, so if this https://www.firstlightoptics.com/maksutov/skywatcher-skymax-127-synscan-az-goto.html appears to be my observing option, other than a power tank, do I need anything else?
  10. PaulConfused

    Suggestions for a first scope

    No, Polaris is going to be just on the other side of the house I recall
  11. PaulConfused

    Suggestions for a first scope

    Yes, I think I've definitely grasped the 2 scope necessity. The image in my avatar was my camera with a 210mm lens on a tripod in one shot, and for general wide skyscapes I use a 12mm. I guess I just need to investigate the imaging lots more. At least for now it appears I've solved number 1 problem which is observing. *fingers crossed*
  12. PaulConfused

    Suggestions for a first scope

    You mean like this one nightfisher? https://www.firstlightoptics.com/maksutov/skywatcher-skymax-127-synscan-az-goto.html That's a lot less than I was thinking I would have to spend, so that's great if so. I presume with a powertank this would also be good to take up on the moors around the Calderdale.
  13. PaulConfused

    Suggestions for a first scope

    The balcony is huge about 4.5 foot by 15 foot, but, I'd have to check on wobble. Much food for thought there and a lot that might have saved me from an expensive mistake, but, hey! that's the whole point of this thread, eh?
  14. PaulConfused

    Suggestions for a first scope

    Looks like the balcony then. As we back onto a river we have no garden.
  15. PaulConfused

    Suggestions for a first scope

    How do the nexstar goto setups compare?
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