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Rattler

Next bit of kit?

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Just wondering what would be a decent next buy. So far I have bought a Telrad, 2 x Barlow, collimator eyepiece and webcam for my 200p Dob. I have a 10mm and 25mm eyepiece that came with the 'scope.

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How about a nice comfy seat to use with it, a red torch, and a star atlas?

Regards Steve

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A dew shield could be useful...

I'd second Steve on a star atlas. The Cambridge one is pretty good.

Regards.

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was after a phillips webcam but harder to to get now :) but i keep looking.

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Any of turn left at Orion (a great starter)' the illustrated guide to astronomical wonders, or a Cambridge star atlas....or a combination of

Stellarium, and if you are a smart phone user some mobile planetarium app

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Upgraded eyepieces and a narrowband filter like a UHC perhaps ?.

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Oh yeah I've got a Baader moon filter too. The atlas sounds like a sensible choice.

I've got Stellarium on the laptop and Star Chart on Android.

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How about some sage advice that you won't hear very often on here.....use the kit you have for a while and then decide which bits aren't quite optimal for you....

....you may decide you need a better high power eyepiece for planetary viewing if thats your thing

...if you can't find objects, a wider field long eyepiece

...if you keep falling over things, a red head torch would be a good idea

...if you keep dropping your eyepieces, a box to put them in

There are great suggestions in this thread, but take your time, use your kit for a while and the you'll get a feel for what needs upgrading

Edited by WayBig

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Great advice :icon_salut: Particularly, use your present kit for a while and see what wants upgrading. That's what I did.

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