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Jupiter and some Sunspots from a few weeks back

Discussion in 'Astronomy & Astrophotography' started by Skywatcher, Dec 6, 2011.

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    These are by far a better choice (in my opinion - would love watchinherskips input) , than the stuff you get from the mall with their wobbly mounts , which can ruin your lifetimes love of a hobby before its even started

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Celestron-2...6E4Y/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1323765776&sr=8-1

    or the infinity 76p amazing what you can see and a clever design that means its easy to use and stable - you will be able to see saturns rings with this ! but it will be very small

    http://www.google.co.uk/products/ca...1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=10417458877511433952#
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    WOW...excellent scopes for the price, hard to go wrong with either. And pretty easy on the pocket. They are good quality for the price. Good call Chris!!!
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    I thought so too ! considering how much you pay for one of those true awful 'National Geographic' ones that claim to give you 300x magnification (lol)

    the 76p despite its odd appearance is a genuinely wonderful litle thing and so stable and easy to track with which is what you want

    Had a play with one and saw some lovely craters and the rings and moons of saturn - shoudl be able to see orion nebulosity, andromeda galaxy etc with either no problem as well and will hopefully fuel a lifetimes obsession :D
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    Thank you so much for your suggestions! I really like the odd looking little blue one. :yes:
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    :lol: I just knew you would :hug2:
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    That one looks like the old Edmund Scientific telescope. We had one at a previous school and it was a workhorse. It held up to the abuse of our students. Good choice, for price and durability.
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    Wasn't able to see them from my work computer...but WOW...stunning work Chris!!! :yes:

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