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I recommend getting this kit... http://www.firstlightoptics.com/reflectors/skywatcher-explorer-200p-heq5-pro.html ...and observe for a time; get to know the sky, and the positions of those objects tha

If you are going to do astrophotography then get the goto. You will need the motors to track the target, you are not going to do it by hand. The 200P is a visual scope, and is set up for this. I do no

Hi, i have the 200p eq5, my third telescope and i was still a little shocked at the size of it so make sure you take that into account, it is a big object. When i go to my darksite in the car my scope

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Well guys I've made my decision. Thanks to everyone for your advice.

I was down with Stephen from ktech telescopes (for those in the Republic) and took a look through his 200 pds and 150 PDS. After some discussion and reading rave reviews on here, I'm going for the SWE 130 PDS on a heq5 GOTO mount.

Interesting that while with him I looked at the Orion Nebula on the150 and through my Celestron Skymaster 20x80 binos. The binos were better:)

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Well guys I've made my decision. Thanks to everyone for your advice.

I was down with Stephen from ktech telescopes (for those in the Republic) and took a look through his 200 pds and 150 PDS. After some discussion and reading rave reviews on here, I'm going for the SWE 130 PDS on a heq5 GOTO mount.

Interesting that while with him I looked at the Orion Nebula on the150 and through my Celestron Skymaster 20x80 binos. The binos were better:)

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Well guys, its a case of the best laid plans of mice and men etc.

I went to look at the heq5 atvthe weekend and it was in worse condition that I realised so I gave it a miss. Of course plans for an ota went askew as well.

Today I picked up a bargain on one of the classified sites this side of the water.

I'm now the proud owner of a Meade LDX75 on an EQ5 ( need to double check) goto mount that also came with a battery power pack.

I'll need to get a proper rechargeable power pack but it was a good deal at €300/£230

Its been looked after and stored indoors so a good buy.

I'll no doubt open another thread with all the questions once I read the manual :)

Thanks for all your help & advice.

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