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Hi there people,
Firstly can I say what a joy it has been reading and learning from some great posts by your community.
My question (as a complete newbie) has probably been asked and answered many times before but some posts are quite old so I hope that you don't mind me re-asking in case there are more upto date answers.
Ok, I am looking at purchasing the SkyWatcher heritage 130p as I want a portable telescope to take to South Africa with me and after reading the forums it seems like a good option. I will be there for a few months including being next to the Kruger National Park where light pollution will be at an absolute minimum so I am hoping for good results .
I have read that a 150mm would obviously be preferable but is there one that is portable ?? I carry very little luggage so I can accommodate a reasonable size perhaps upto around 10 kilos or so if such a scope exists and would fit into a case that can go into cargo or would this be a no-no ?
If there are any options please can someone advise.
If I do end up with the 130p then I will have a budget of upto £150 to get any additional equipment (ie :- eyepieces) that may be required or would I be better of spending £300(approx) on a different scope with little to no budget for extras ? My intention initially and perhaps ultimately with a travel-scope would be observing the planets only and would obviously like as much planetary detail as feasibly possible but I certainly don't expect Hubble like images !
I have intentions of purchasing a larger scope at a later date for home use so it really is just about a portable telescope at this stage.
Can I say many thanks already in anticipation of some quality feedback from you lovely people !!
Hi guys, it's my first post here, so Hello!
My synscan goto upgrade started to act like in this video of mine SynScan GOTO Skipping after being disassembled for few weeks in the closet. There were no such problems before.
When it slews at rates above x3 everything is fine and smooth but as soon as it starts tracking at x3, it skips steps or something like that.
My setup is eq3-2 on alu and SW 150/750 with Canon 700D attached.
Thanks in advance for any clues or ideas!
Hi all this has been covered in various threads but there are so many to search through!
I have had the scope for a couple of years and only observe occasionally.
My main targets seem to always be the easy ones, moon, jupiter and saturn. I also scan around cassiopeia a lot.
I have to be honest I don't really know what it is I'm seeing by name or number but am in awe of the views and trying!
I've just taken the plunge with a BST 8mm (arrived today) for planetary use. Cloudy skies 😞
I have the supplied 10mm 20mm and 2x barlow. So now having 8, 10 , 20 with barlow 4 and 5
So my question is what would be the next eyepiece for dso observing?
The 18mm gets great reviews but is that a little close to the existing set?
Would I benefit more with a 25mm?
Thanks in advance Ian
By barrie greenwood
completely new to this game so please bear with me
ok my first scope was bought from jessops and is a skywatcher 130 mirror and focal of 900mm had it a little over a month and have been struggling with planets fuzzy and loss of detail at higher mag but im hoping the seeing is the problem
And yesterday I stumbled across a scope on ebay from a member on here call bigal1
anyhow bought this as it was a decent price and spoke to him at length he recommended this site
what I have found was this scope is also a sky watcher but a 130P and only 600mm focal but on a side by side it appears much more sharper on land test than the larger scope
My question is why is it the mirror or just a better scope in general just want to know which is the better one
Thanks in advance Baz