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PostTue Jan 03, 2012 7:08 pm » by Johnnydanger


Hi, hoping i could garner some advice:

Whats the best telescope to look at the Moon for around £300 pounds?

I have been told a Refractor is best.

Notably, this one:

http://www.f1telescopes.co.uk/shop.php?id=333&level=

its a Sky-Watcher Evostar 102 EQ3 2 Refractor Telescope.

i was thinking about a Skyliner 200p, but was told this wouldnt be so good on the moon, and i would see closer and clearer with the first scope.


any help please?


Thanks again,

Johnny

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PostTue Jan 03, 2012 8:22 pm » by domdabears


Really? No one can help him?

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PostTue Jan 03, 2012 8:31 pm » by Johnnydanger


any help...?

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PostTue Jan 03, 2012 8:51 pm » by Shaggietrip


This is all I got. The videos were shot with the cam posted.So it says. Think the price is close depending on model and extras. Keep in mind I know nothing about telescopes. This is just what I remember posted at one time.

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PostTue Jan 03, 2012 10:29 pm » by Hansom


Hi Johnny.
Well with the moon being the closest celestial object to earth.
It's big and bright, so if you are interested in making observations of the moon by sight, then just about any telescope would be suitable for this purpose.
If you wish to make more detailed observations and/ or also take some images of your observations then I would suggest investing in a computerised motor driven telescope.
These can be purchased for around £300
Personally I would go for the comp scope option as it makes any observation session that little bit easier.
Here are links to some I found on the website you linked to in your OP.
I have also put some information with each link, a pros and cons (as I see it) if you like.
http://www.f1telescopes.co.uk/shop.php?id=2010&level=
On the plus side it is relatively inexpensive for a comp scope.
The downside for this particular scope is the 60mm objective lens, it really is only suitable for the moon, the brightest planets and only a handful of deep space objects.

http://www.f1telescopes.co.uk/shop.php?id=894&level=
Good size objective lens, and database of objects.
No barlow lens to increase magnification with lenses supplied.

http://www.f1telescopes.co.uk/shop.php?id=2381&level=
A good portable versatile scope.
It's not easy to fault this one (sorry).

The meade is the one I would buy, it may cost a bit more than the Sky-Watcher, but I think in the long term the meade is better value for money.
I don't know that much about Sky-Watcher scopes, I can tell you though both meade and celestron have been in the telescope making business for many years now.
And are world renowned for making the finest quality scopes.
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PostTue Jan 03, 2012 10:36 pm » by Hansom


Hi Johnny.
Well with the moon being the closest celestial object to earth.
It's big and bright, so if you are interested in making observations of the moon by sight, then just about any telescope would be suitable for this purpose.
If you wish to make more detailed observations and/ or also take some images of your observations then I would suggest investing in a computerised motor driven telescope.
These can be purchased for around £300
Personally I would go for the comp scope option as it makes any observation session that little bit easier.
Here are links to some I found on the website you linked to in your OP.
I have also put some information with each link, a pros and cons (as I see it) if you like.

http://www.f1telescopes.co.uk/shop.php?id=2010&level=
On the plus side it is relatively inexpensive for a comp scope.
The downside for this particular scope is the 60mm objective lens, it really is only suitable for the moon, the brightest planets and only a handful of deep space objects.

http://www.f1telescopes.co.uk/shop.php?id=894&level=
Good size objective lens, and database of objects.
No barlow lens to increase magnification with lenses supplied.

http://www.f1telescopes.co.uk/shop.php?id=2381&level=
A good portable versatile scope.
It's not easy to fault this one (sorry).

The meade is the one I would buy, it may cost a bit more than the Sky-Watcher, but I think in the long term the meade is better value for money.
I don't know that much about Sky-Watcher scopes, I can tell you though both meade and celestron have been in the telescope making business for many years now.
And are world renowned for making the finest quality scopes.

I would look around at what's available before you buy, see if any scopes have user reviews.
I hope this helps :wink:
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PostTue Jan 03, 2012 11:44 pm » by Johnnydanger


thanks, this has been very helpful!


best

Johnny



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