Looking for a starter telescope for me and my son (Ok, mainly me) So any advice on what to buy. Sure I can get a scope for under £200. Thinking of the sales coming up too………. any books or websites to give me advice? I have a neighbour down the road I will also pester, who is into this, but looking for more points of view as well. CheersPosted 4 years agokimbersSubscriber
Well, been to see my neighbour 4 doors down. yes…… er…he is quite into his astronomy. He has his own built observatory and a permanent live tracking telescope taller than me 😯Posted 4 years ago
I mentioned the Celestron and he opened a box and showed me the exact model, which is for his grandson for Christmas. I am going to a beginners group soon ( next meet is on the wifes birthday and she got a big knife out the cupboard when I mentioned it 🙄 ). He has his own website which I am trying to find at the moment and will post it up here, when I do. A bit more baffled with planetary knowledge than before I started talking to him, but learnt a lot today.
Well, to bring this up to date, I went to a beginners evening at the local astronomy club. Not ‘really’ my scene, but thought it was worth it to discuss what scope. After , what seemed a very long evening full of odd balls and weirdos ( which I hope didn’t rub off) I was told about getting a scope with a ‘parabolic’ mirror. God knows why, but allegedly better. So, I did. I got one of these.Posted 4 years ago
Now, when the box turned up at work, I should have really read the info. This is big and I mean very big. The conservatory is now renamed the observatory. The dog is petrified of the thing. The wife is not amused, one bit. But the good news is, that it works very well. My neighbour popped in and to him, it was like a Ti full suss, King blinged bike to us lot !!
I am going to get a couple of books and use Stellarium and have some fun with it. The only issues are, where to put it and when moving it, is nearly 30 kgs !!
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