Bresser Skylux EL 70/900 @ Amazon - £68.98 delivered
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Bresser Skylux EL 70/900 @ Amazon - £68.98 delivered

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Found 2nd Sep 2013
From what I've read, this seems like a fairly decent intro scope for the price bracket, and is the cheapest this scope has ever been with Amazon.

With this we can expect to see a fair amount of detail on the moon, the rings of Saturn and even have a wee perv at Jupiters tan lines.

Aperture: 70mm / Focal length: 900mm
Up to 175x magnification

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Original Poster

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Some images apparently taken through it:

*edit 1* The below are images that have been composed using a piece of software called Registax (combines multiple images to create a clearer picture

*edit 2* removed image tags so that edit 1 will be read before viewing.
Moon:
teleskopy.pl/ima…jpg

Jupiter:
astrosurf.com/adr…jpg
recenzije.astrobobo.net/wp-…jpg

Saturn:
teleskopy.pl/ima…jpg






Edited by: "jaybear88" 2nd Sep 2013

Very much doubt those images were taken through this scope. The Moon, yes, but not the planets. The 175X "maximum" power will be unusable in practice. Even the "Maximum recommended magnification" of 140x is unlikely to be useful, and can't actually be achieved with the eyepieces supplied.

Looking at the link, the Jupiter images seem to be captured in video mode and processed by software, so many individual frames are superimposed to get the "photo". So maybe it is possible, but don't get the idea that you will actually be able to see the planet like that by looking through the scope.

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LongPockets

Very much doubt those images were taken through this scope. The Moon, … Very much doubt those images were taken through this scope. The Moon, yes, but not the planets. The 175X "maximum" power will be unusable in practice. Even the "Maximum recommended magnification" of 140x is unlikely to be useful, and can't actually be achieved with the eyepieces supplied.



Thanks for the info longpockets, I'm really new to all this and I'm actually buying it as a gift. I don't *think* there's anything better in the pricerange though right?

Original Poster

Actually, looking at the desc. on the Jupiter images I think you're right. I don't know much Spanish so here we go;

Imagen del sistema joviano conseguida con el Skylux 70/700 y la SPC900NC con filtro de bloqueo UV/IR y barlow x2. La imagen es el resultado del apilado de unos 200 frames en RegiStax V4 y posterior procesado en Photoshop CS.

- taken using the Skylux 70/700 and a SPC900NC with some kind UV/IR filter and a barlow lens. The images are the result of a combination of 200 frames using RegiStax and post-editing done using photoshop CS.

As mentioned the pics of Jupiter are taken using a modified webcam then all if the individual frames stacked then edited. With this scope aimed at Jupiter you'll be able a see a bright white disc (Jupiter) and 4 smaller white pinpoints which are Jupiter's moons. If you do really want a telescope then I would suggest to save up some more and get a decent one. Unfortunately with telescopes you really do get what you pay for.

shafsharif

As mentioned the pics of Jupiter are taken using a modified webcam then … As mentioned the pics of Jupiter are taken using a modified webcam then all if the individual frames stacked then edited. With this scope aimed at Jupiter you'll be able a see a bright white disc (Jupiter) and 4 smaller white pinpoints which are Jupiter's moons. If you do really want a telescope then I would suggest to save up some more and get a decent one. Unfortunately with telescopes you really do get what you pay for.



+1 to that. Expect to pay the same amount again to buy a barlow and plossl lens for this to make it useable. Even then, don't expect anything like the pictures above. But that said, it's not a bad starting point to see if you get the bug and then want to spend the amount of money it would cost for a decent scope.

Original Poster

Thanks everyone for the input, as I say, I'm really new to all this and I didn't realise those were compound images. I've edited text just before the images.

not a chance with this type of telescope. spend perhaps £300+ to get images closer to that

These telescopes and mounts are rubbish. People think you need lots of magnification and that's it. It's not. The mount is vital, it needs to be rock solid, these mounts are junk, they vibrate and blur the image for 5-10 seconds.

The reason they use registax and a video camera to show these images is that it's about the only way to get a decent picture.

If you are really interested in astronomy, join a local club and ask the people there. 99/100 they will be very happy to talk to you and let you look through their scopes. This will save you money and intense frustration.

Rob
TMB f/8 100mm on a home made mount weighing around 100kg
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