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Andy is off-line
03 November 2014 17:57
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fife based, but Scotland wide

thought of increasing my budget by a further 50 quid and maybe this?

http://www.costco.co.uk/view/product/uk_catalog/cos_5,cos_5.7,cos_5.7.1/140184
comes with an accessory kit with camera adaptor and x2 barlow lens, by searching this appears to be about £70 cheaper than anywhere else i can see (inc kit)

Any thoughts, kinda not stressing about the photography part now, still fancy a telescope though,would be great when away fishing and bivvied up somewhere. and the goto seems a great idea

Thanks to all who have commented so far
lets get shootin


Andy is off-line
03 November 2014 18:09
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fife based, but Scotland wide

or this ?

http://www.fotosense.co.uk/sky-watcher-skymax-102-az-synscan-go-to-maksutov-cassegrain-telescope.html?gclid=CILC4YS238ECFSYIwwod6E8Aow#fo_c=77&fo_k=60dbc14364314e84384fcaae6db132ae&fo_s=gplauk
lets get shootin


Ellesse Photography is off-lineSilver Member
04 November 2014 11:16
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For the amount of money you wish to spend, you may be better off with a good pair of binos. Look for objective lens in the region of 75-100mm, and a magnification of 25-50x. When mounted on a tripod, they will give good views of the moon & star clusters. You will be able to get a reasonable view of Jupiter and Saturn too. To help navigate the night sky, you can download one of the free Android/iPhone apps. Half the fun sometimes is the thrill of finding and identifying "objects" by sight rather than a goto scope.

Here is one such pair from Amazon

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Celestron-71017-Skymaster-Porro-Binoculars/dp/B00008Y0VU/ref=pd_sim_ph_10?ie=UTF8&refRID=10YZGRD4SJPVVHQP8ZNK


Matthew G is off-line
04 November 2014 12:15
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This is a fantastic starter telescope.... 

Sky-Watcher Heritage-114P Virtuoso. Also check out the 90P too. Same price. You can connect a dslr to one of them but I cant remember which one. Its got some great reviews. For around £175 its really good value for money. On both units you can attach a dslr instead of the telescope too. 


LINK TO REVIEW


Dominic Thurmer is off-linePlatinum Member
04 November 2014 12:16
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Gillingham

Certainly the moon through the Sky-Watcher Skymax-102 looks impressive as to planets the limitations start to show.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBvCkwh_Z2I



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