Jump to content




Recommended Posts

Probably should have introduced myself before barging in and posting elsewhere.

I have been coming here a few weeks now checking opinions of users on different scopes and have just signed up today having bought a new scope which arrived today. I started at the cheaper Dobsonians and in the end and I did a giant three week orbit and ended up back with the Skywatcher 8" Dobsonian, which I bought and has arrived today. Unfortunately so did the cloud! 

I also have some 10x50 cheap binoculars and a mid range DSLR (Canon 40D with a decent tripod).

I hope to do some observing before moving onto astrophotography, but having read a lot of info after the last few weeks I will need a lot more money. 

Looking forward to tomorrow night which should be clear skys, fingers crossed.




Link to comment
Share on other sites

Welcome to the forum. Great choice for a telescope. You can move towards the dark side without a lot of cash, but with a great deal of effort and ingenuity. Or start with what you have and try widefield and about 50 free software suites to create a half decent image.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hi Mark and welcome to SGL, nice scope the 200mm Dob, enjoy your observing for the meantime. You will need to give imaging a lot of thought, before you venture over to the dark side AP, as deep pockets are a necessary essential, when you take into consideration the acquisition of a decent EQ mount, which will handle the scope, along with other bits and pieces. However, once you are able to find the finances, I am sure you will find it most rewarding  :) 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue. By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.