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Updating telescope, Help please!

Postby sonia » Fri Dec 09, 2005 5:13 pm

I so far have a celestron 4.5" and a meade etx 90 GOTO but am looking to update to the 10" Dobsonian sky watcher. Would this give me good views of planets and nebulas? as i want to view more.

I have a budget of £500, what would be best to get, or should i stick to getting the 10"?

Thank you!
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Postby piglet » Fri Dec 09, 2005 5:46 pm

Hi Sonia,

I think the new Telescope's Revelation 10" Dobsonian's are excellent value for for money at 499 delivered to your door. This will offer a huge differance in the views compared to your scopes that you own now.

Telescope House sell quite a lot of these and are the main dealer in the UK.

Hope that helps

James [:D]
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Postby sonia » Fri Dec 09, 2005 5:46 pm

Hi james, thank you!

I was thinking of getting this one (plus the dealer is much closer to where i live)

[url=http://www.rothervalleyoptics.co.uk/detail.php?id=13]http://www.rothervalleyoptics.co.uk/detail.php?id=13[/url]
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Postby piglet » Fri Dec 09, 2005 6:03 pm

Hello Sonia,

That's an excellent scope and well worth the money but if you want a nicer focusser (The Crawford) and a cooling fan (saves time on waiting for the telescope to cool down) i think the revalation scope is the better choice IMHO.

James[:)]
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Postby sonia » Fri Dec 09, 2005 6:03 pm

Yes, i was reading the report on this either BBC sky at night magazine or Astronomy Now and was thinking about getting this from the telescope house. PLus it helps that you dont have to pay all at once. I believe you get the power for it too? and everything else included. I think its £330 or £300 pickup.
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Postby piglet » Fri Dec 09, 2005 6:03 pm

Hi Sonia,

Yes it's 330 or at least last time i looked, been looking at the 12" Version myself for 499 or 450 pick up. One thing i would ask is if your going to venture into Astrophotography like many are doing our days you would be better getting and Eq mounted Telescope..

James [:)]
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Postby sonia » Fri Dec 09, 2005 6:20 pm

For the astrophotography im going to use the meade and start using exposures. But basically i want a better telescope to explore whats out there, and see a more wider field of view.
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Postby piglet » Fri Dec 09, 2005 6:20 pm

Observational wise you cant go wrong with these Dobbos Sonia[;)]

Good Luck with whichever Scope you get and please let us know what you get and how you get along with it.

James [:)]
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Postby Chanctonbury » Fri Dec 09, 2005 9:23 pm

Sonia,

I am a great fan of Skywatcher gear but the rack and pinion focusser on this mount is it's weak point. A Crawford focusser is far better and the Revelation has this as standard.

For visual use a Dob. is excellent value but bear in mind future proofing if you do want to go down the imaging route in the future as a Dob. is not suitable for this use.

I am slightly worried about your requirement for a 'wide view' as the two 'scopes you have mentioned are really suited to DSO use.
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Postby richard42 » Sat Dec 10, 2005 8:46 am

which ever scope you get i would recommend Rother valley optics have bought 2 scopes there.

should add i have no connection to this company.
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