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About Mick_1960

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  1. I'm approximately 45 minutes from Northumberland so can easily get to dark skies and I spend my holidays on Mull. My town has replaced all of the street lighting and I can see a lot more sky now than I ever could before the change. My full frame camera is a Canon 1DX mk 2 which I use for wildlife photography and I've been thinking about getting either a mk 3 or a R6 which both have reasonable video capability.
  2. Thanks for the replies so far, I appreciate it that people are taking their time to help and I've already been given something to think about regarding going for a better mount than might come with a kit.
  3. My kids are grown up and at least one would want to come out so will be able to help setting it up and carrying weight. My storage space will not be a problem and neither is my car which is a 4x4.
  4. I would like to be able to see close planets with some detail and galaxies. Am I asking too much?
  5. I've just read your thread, take a bow. That is a work of art.
  6. I had thought about possibly getting a Celestron Advanced VX 8” Edge HD but I'm concerned about making mistakes.
  7. I am looking to take up astronomy after viewing and photographing NEOWISE with my DSLR earlier this year. My budget is up to £5k although I would like to pay less but buying something once is more important than upgrading in the very near future. I am starting with nothing other than a beginners interest in astronomy. What do I want to get out of what I hope is my new hobby? Ideally I would like a kit which I can take with me when I go on local drives into dark skies as well as using in my back garden. I would ideally prefer to purchase a kit which works out of the box. The kit doe
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