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Hi there, I’m looking for advice as to which of these telescopes would be the Best Buy & most useful for a beginner, I’ve been reading different reviews on sales websites but can’t make a decision, budget needs to stay around £200. So have whittled it down to Sky-Watcher Explorer 150P or skywatcher skyliner 150p telescope? What’s the difference?
I'm back, and trying again to get a decent DSO photo!
This is my personal favourite so far, so I must be getting better! haha
Still a long way to go with the processing skills, but I'm sure I'll get there.
23x Lights - 120 Seconds - ISO800
20x Flats (Yes! I've started to use these!!)
Processed using Photoshop and ProDigital Astronomy Tools
Hope you like it.
I took my mount out for the first time in 5 weeks, all went as normal on the aligning, until it finished slewing to the second alignment star...
As I tried to use the direction buttons to center Rigel, then I realised it wasn't moving, and the handset said "slewing to...." still.
I tuned it off for a bit, came back to it, but the thing wont move at all. It says slewing still, but doesn't actually move. Also it doesn't make a whisper. The handset is seemingly working fine apart from that.
Can anyone suggest anything?
It's just turned 13 months old also! So might not be under manufacturers warranty still.
I have a dob mount already for a 12 inch.
The OTAs I am considering are Skywatcher 300P-DS and Orion VX12L (standard optics), 1500 & 1600mm fl respectively. Orion is near twice the price of SW!
So what makes the huge difference in price?
I could understand better if the standard Orion optics were 1/10 wave (as for their CX range), each uses their own make of focuser, Orion can have a fan.
So what is there apart from brand name?
I'm saving money to buy a professional telescope for visual observing (deep sky) and astrophotograpy. I was wondering whether someone here has experience with the following equipment:
250/1200 SkyWatcher Newtonian telescope on EQ5 or EQ6
Here is the link to the telescope.
As I've never done astrophotography, any other suggestion would be appreciated!