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Hello from Coventry

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Hi and welcome to the forum

The mount (equatorial) is about the only real piece of kit that you can effectively future proof against different interests be they visual or imaging. Scopes that are great at for visual don't necessarily translate well against the demands of imaging and in addition, the actual design of a scope, say a refractor, which is great for planets, double stars etc is not necessarily the best choice for deep sky. There is no 'one' scope or kit configuration that does it all I afraid but what is important is to buy the best you can afford, even if it means putting off a purchase until you can save that little bit extra for a little bit more aperture.

Clear skies


Thanks for the advice JBM. I must say I am now leaning more to the EQ2 mount model.

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Hello Canyouguesswhoitisyet ,Welcome can't wait to see what you choose and how you like it . Just me and my bins down here but lovin every minute

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Hi welcome to sgl , hope you find it as informative and friendly as i have done :)

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