Subject: New Scope for a New Guy

Posted on: October 20 2011 @ 10:19 pm
By: David+Carter


I'm a bit new to astronomy. My kids bought me a Meade 4.5" reflector a few years ago and I just never got around to really putting forth the effort to learn and use it. Well now I am reading, learning, and looking at the sky. The first thing I notice is that I think I need a bigger aperture. I'm guessing 8-inch. I like the price on the 8-inch Dobsonians but I want to photograph what I see. Photography is one of my other hobbies. So what do you reccommend? I like the Equatorial mounts. I even wonder if I could buy an Orion 10-inch tube and attach it to my Meade EQ-D mount. Any comments?

I plan to attend the Star Party tomorrow night. Hope to get a look at some different scopes.



Re: New Scope for a New Guy

Posted on: October 21 2011 @ 12:00 pm
By: nspace01


Glad to have you............. Laughing Out Loud

There should be several types of scopes there and we will try to answer any questions you may have........ Eek!

I am looking forward to meeting you...............


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