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Hi All, I'm very new to Astronomy and have been lurking on this forum and others reading and soaking up lots and lots of information to help me decide on what Telescope and Mount to buy. I recently bo

Hi Andy, welcome to SGL

Hi welcome to SGL from Pete in Bedfordshire

Welcome to SGL :)

You could always try the SW Explorer 200p on EQ5 and spend another £92 for the motors if budget is an issue.

£415 will get you the 200p here http://www.firstlightoptics.com/reflectors/skywatcher-explorer-200p-eq5.html

and motors here for £92 http://www.firstlightoptics.com/skywatcher-mounts/dual-axis-dc-motor-drive-for-eq5.html

A lot of people use this setup and do very well.

Either way you go good luck and look forward to seeing your images in the future :)

Lee, I've opted for this setup. This is a great bundle with good discount. I was considering a 200P PDS with an HEQ5 goto mount, however the cost was too high for my budget. I'm a true beginner so will learn a lot and I know for my immediate needs the EQ5 with a 200P seems a great setup from all the forum posts I've read. I've ordered the dual axis motors and a laser collimator. Let's see where this takes me. A goto upgrade is £300, so I will save up for that.

Thanks for advice everyone I really appreciate it.

Great forums here. Amazed how much I've learnt in just a week or two.

Clear skies all.

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