Saturday, 26th November 2011 at 23:01 #2790
Just joined the forum and this is my first post. Looking at getting a new scope and have narrowed it down to the Celestron Nexstar 127 SLT. Can anyone offer any advice or an alternative for the same price (Â£350-Â£400). Only live a couple of miles away from Pex Hill so should be turning up soon.
Thanks in advance
AndySunday, 27th November 2011 at 11:47 #3339
Hi Andrew, the scope your look ing at is a very good scope, it depends on what you wish to observe, if you wish to take images and how you will be using the scope, all these things need to be taken into account, pop up to Pex Hill and we can have a chat and hopefully show you a few different scopes (depending on the weather).
BrendanSunday, 27th November 2011 at 12:16 #3340
Thanks for the reply Brendan. On call all this week so will pop along a week Wednesday. Do you still meet up regardless of weather? The first thing that drew me to this kind of scope was the physical size as I may look at setting it up in the loft, was also looking at the Skywatcher equivalent. Also portability. Will have a good chat when I get to Pex Hill, will try and get my dad along as he has recently got a Skywatcher 130p.
Cheers AndyFriday, 2nd December 2011 at 08:16 #3341
Les WhatlingRegistered user0p
I was in Costco yesterday 1st December and they are selling a 102mm Celestron Refractor scope on a go-to mount for Â£165 including VAT.Wednesday, 14th December 2011 at 22:02 #3342
Good to meet you tonight. Thanks for all the advice and time you gave me. Will let you know which scope I go for, looking more like the Skywatcher, and will be along again when I can. Thanks also to John, I hope that’s right, for the filter advice.
AndySaturday, 31st December 2011 at 15:57 #3343
Well I have got it. Just back from purchasing my new scope, a Skywatcher Skymax 127 on a go to mount. Also got some planetary filters. As is the way with things it is chucking it down at the moment so will have to wait a bit for the fun to begin. Will keep you all updated on how I get on.
AndySunday, 8th January 2012 at 20:22 #3344
Just had my scope out for the first time. Had a tantalising glimpse of the moon that lasted for just a few seconds then the clouds rolled in. Will try and get along to Pex Hill soon and may bring it with me.
AndyMonday, 9th January 2012 at 21:45 #3345
Just had some great views of the moon even managed to have a nice shot of Jupiter.
AndyMonday, 9th January 2012 at 23:45 #3346
Nice one Andy, clear sky is long over due.Tuesday, 10th January 2012 at 18:27 #3347
Was good to finally get out at last. Just needed a bit more time to get the GoTo mount allinged properly before the clouds rolled in. Not much to see tonight though.
Cheers AndyMonday, 23rd January 2012 at 18:42 #3348
Tony FortRegistered user0p
Hi I am coming along this Wednesday with my friend Ben. Haven’t got a telescope yet, just binoculars but I have been offered an ex-display Skywatcher Portable Matsukov 90mm with EQ1 mount for Â£170 which apparently retail(ed) at Â£299? Is this a good telescope for the price? Thanks TonyMonday, 23rd January 2012 at 19:01 #3349
Hi Tony, skywatcher Mak’s are quite good scopes, long focal lengths which are better for planetry viewing but still ok for deep sky (smaller field of view). You may find the mount will not be to steady but that is where the compromise is (better there than the optics) and things can be done to steady them more. See you on Wednesday.
BrendanMonday, 23rd January 2012 at 20:03 #3350
Tony FortRegistered user0p
Thanks Brendan look forward to meeting you Wednesday! TonyWednesday, 25th January 2012 at 12:18 #3351
Ben DobsonRegistered user0p
Will see ya’s there Wednesday.
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