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LeeHore7

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  1. Hi Girders and Louis I just thought the Bresser would be a good choice but like you say I've looked at the skyliner 150 and one I'm pondering with the choices of upgrades. Yes there's no tracking with the dobs but was thinking about the shake that occurs with some tripod mounted scopes, are there any 130mm scopes on tripods in a reasonable price range that have limited shake for astrophotography you can recommend, I will continue my research as a birthday soon and put money towards the upgrade. Thanks again you two firvyourvhelp it's very much appreciated and a great forum where you don't get judged on the questions you ask. Hi Louis The Bresser is a dobsonian mount so wouldn't need a tripod but I see they have a dovetail rail if needed to be mounted on a tripod. I would use the Bresser for some astrophotography using my celestron Nexyz smartphone adapter, hence the dobsonian mount for steadier images as I understand on tripods you get more shake. There aren't many reviews firvthe bresser hence askjbgbin the forum. They are German so I would of thought they were solidly built and good quality.
  2. Hi Louis The Bresser is a dobsonian mount so wouldn't need a tripod but I see they have a dovetail rail if needed to be mounted on a tripod. I would use the Bresser for some astrophotography using my celestron Nexyz smartphone adapter, hence the dobsonian mount for steadier images as I understand on tripods you get more shake. There aren't many reviews firvthe bresser hence askjbgbin the forum. They are German so I would of thought they were solidly built and good quality.
  3. Hi I currently have a celestron cometron 76mm scope and want to upgrade to a better scope, I like the dobsonian types as ease of use, I've seen the Bresser Messier 5inch dobsonian reasonably priced on some websites, just like your thoughts on this scope or would a celestron astromaster 130eq be better, I know it's not dobsonian but like the comparison of the two, my budget is just limited to the price of the Bresser
  4. Hi Thank you for your replies, I thought as much really and needing to upgrade to scope. Really appreciate your advice as that's what's great about this forum. Thanks again
  5. Hi I have a celestron cometron 76mm scope with a 2x barlow lens and a 10 and 20mm ep. To get more out of thus scope would it be worth getting a 3x or 5x barlow lens or upgrade to a 130mm scope.
  6. Hi Yes that focuser tube operation would be an issue as you said its a real shame as it is a great scope and many have recommended it. The celestron Nexyz adapter is the best I've used with my smart phone and wouldn't use anything else. I'll look to other scopes, I have looked atvthe celestron astromaster 130eq.
  7. Hi I am looking atvthe skywatcher heritage 130p telescope as my next scope and I already have a Celestron Nexyz smart phone adapter but I concerned as the heritage has a focus shaft that turns rather than the focus wheels adjusting the focus, how would the Nexyz adapter work with it. Bit complicated if you see what I mean. So when focusing with the heritage the whole phone adapter unit would spin around (would this causing focusing issues with the weight of the phone adapter unit pulling down on the turning mechanism) and with my celestron cometron 76mm when focusing it just moves up and down.
  8. I have tried the cheaper smartphone adapter but very hard to get right, so went a bit expensive a bought the celestron NexYZ 3 way axis universal adapter and its excellent had it set up in 2 minutes and perfect way to line up and great view, worth the extra expense but great item
  9. Hi Dave, yes the barlow is amazing, had the adapter arrive today and a bit fiddly fitting it on a rubberised ep, it's a diamond shaped clamp and not the round one that fits onto ep, may look at ones that fit on the ep round ones. Hand holding oginevto get photos are so fiddly and trying will see how it goes with this one. I struggle alligning 2 cameras on my phone let alone 3 Dave. I will try to fit the nikon dslr onto the Tring adapter and Tring but was out of focus, something I'll look into.
  10. Thank you John, yes can't wait for the adapter to arrive and get better photos and of Jupiter and Saturn.
  11. My celestron t adapter barlow lens arrived yesterday and what a difference it made to my viewing through my scope, just goes to show pay a little bit more and branded, you get a far superior product and experience. This is a photo of the moon I took this morning. I also managed to see Jupiter with 3 moons, Saturn, Mars and a cheeky flyby of the iss. Couldn't get photos of these as waiting for my smartphone adapter to arrive, its hard holding the phone to get photos.
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    Hi and welcome, yes the curse of the new scope strikes again, happened to me a few weeks ago but got done good pictures of the flower moon since and saw jupiter and saturn a few mornings ago
  13. Hi I managed to wake up around 4am this morning and got a view of jupiter and two moons which were to the left and saturn as well to the south in North Cornwall, only on my 76x300mmm celestron cometron scope with 10mm ep, my new barlow is still shipping so couldn't use one but was happy to see what I did and only making me get the bug more for it
  14. Supermoon waning gibbous last night bit blurry but ok I hope, in North Cornwall
  15. Hi I've given the sw heritage 130 some serious thought and added to my wish list as I have a birthday coming up in a few months time so maybe, but definitely will be my next scope. I've ordered the Celestron 93640 1.25 Inch Universal Barlow and T-Adaptor and a nikon t ring adapter as my dad said I could use his nikon dslr to take photos with so will stay with what I have for now and get into it more, if that makes sense.
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