Sunday, 23 March 2014

Decisions, decisions, decisions

For some time I have been certain that my first telescope will be a large Dobsonian. I have heard this called aperture fever; “I want the biggest and the best”. It recently dawned on me that the choice of telescope needs a little more thought.

I have read that the best scope is the one you use the most. I live in a second floor flat and a large Dobsonian could be heavy and awkward to move around. I don't want to risk the chance that I will buy a scope that will deter me because it is cumbersome to transport, so time to re-evaluate.

Now, I still want the Dobsonian experience ie, no tracking, no motors, no electricity. After some research, the solution I have found is to buy a Newtonian reflector and put this with an alt azimuth mount. Less bulky than a Dobsonian, and only expect a couple of trips to and from the car. Below is the scope and mount I plan to go for:



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