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Telescope advice

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6y, 2m agoPosted 6 years, 2 months ago
Hi all,

I am looking to buy a telescope for someone. The budget is £500 to £600. Can anyone offer any advice and perhaps recommend a decent setup (telescope & tripod)? The recipient has a laptop so the types that can be plugged into pcs can also be included in mix.

Many thanks

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6y, 2m agoPosted 6 years, 2 months ago
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cheers mate
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Patrick Moore the astronomer advises never to buy a celestial telescope thats under 6 inches in diameter due to the dim view from light loss. After looking through a few of them I'd have to agree with him.
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jumpinjehosephat
Patrick Moore the astronomer advises never to buy a celestial telescope thats under 6 inches in diameter due to the dim view from light loss. After looking through a few of them I'd have to agree with him.

Oh well, the person I'm getting it for has two good eyes and is getting the 5"!!

Celestron NexStar 5 SE Computerised Telescope
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mattress
jumpinjehosephat
Patrick Moore the astronomer advises never to buy a celestial telescope thats under 6 inches in diameter due to the dim view from light loss. After looking through a few of them I'd have to agree with him.
Oh well, the person I'm getting it for has two good eyes and is getting the 5"!![url=Celestron NexStar 5 SE Computerised Telescope ]Celestron NexStar 5 SE Computerised Telescope [/url]
lol fair play to you mate
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Jumpingphil
mattress
jumpinjehosephat
Patrick Moore the astronomer advises never to buy a celestial telescope thats under 6 inches in diameter due to the dim view from light loss. After looking through a few of them I'd have to agree with him.
Oh well, the person I'm getting it for has two good eyes and is getting the 5"!!Celestron NexStar 5 SE Computerised Telescope
So, you've bought outside your budget and ignored all the advice given.Nice post.

The only advice I recieved was about the Celstron Nextar 4" and 'preferably 6 inches diameter and up'. I have purchased the Celestron Nextstar on the first recommendation and gone for as large as my budget allows - therefore the 5" diameter model - after taking note of the second recommendation. I would have loved to have bought the 6" model but it's way more than my budget allows and the thought of having completely smashing my budget would give you even more reason to moan (but still offer no advice). I managed to get the scope for £610, just 1.67% over budget - a bargain, so I'm told!

So, your post of 'So, you've bought outside your budget and ignored all the advice given.' isn't completely true. Maybe you shouldn't have wasted your time with such drivel and posted something constructive instead?

Oh, nice post.
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nightstud
mattress
jumpinjehosephat
Patrick Moore the astronomer advises never to buy a celestial telescope thats under 6 inches in diameter due to the dim view from light loss. After looking through a few of them I'd have to agree with him.
Oh well, the person I'm getting it for has two good eyes and is getting the 5"!!Celestron NexStar 5 SE Computerised Telescope
lol fair play to you mate

Nightstud,
Thanks for the advice on the Celestron. I've read up on them since your post and they seem to be a decent scope aimed at enthusiastic beginners and with a reasonable price tag. Like I said to the person above, I'd loved to have gone for the 6" but it really was too much. Hopefully the 5" won't be a complete waste of time. Of course it won't be as good as the 6" but should be considerably better than the 4"......maybe!

Cheers.

Edited By: mattress on Sep 26, 2010 10:11: respect, respect, respect!
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mattress
nightstud
mattress
jumpinjehosephat
Patrick Moore the astronomer advises never to buy a celestial telescope thats under 6 inches in diameter due to the dim view from light loss. After looking through a few of them I'd have to agree with him.
Oh well, the person I'm getting it for has two good eyes and is getting the 5"!!Celestron NexStar 5 SE Computerised Telescope
lol fair play to you mate
Nightstud,Thanks for the advice on the Celestron. I've read up on them since your post and they seem to be a decent scope aimed at enthusiastic beginners and with a reasonable price tag. Like I said to the person above, I'd loved to have gone for the 6" but it really was too much. Hopefully the 5" won't be a complete waste of time. Of course it won't be as good as the 6" but should be considerably better than the 4"......maybe!Cheers.
hope your happy with it only knew about them as i did some research when i was going to get one they got good reviews wherever i looked and he has a point about the 6" but onless he could provide a link to one on your budget its pretty useless to you i no you spent a lil more than your budget but i think you made a good choice anyway there are also some good books on star gazing that you should probs look into on amazon have fun and hope you get some clear skies.
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Cheers mate.

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