WTB: My First Telescope!

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timorousness
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WTB: My First Telescope!

Post by timorousness » Wed Dec 23, 2015 12:23 am

Hi all,

Finally diving into this headfirst after months of procrastinating.

I did some research and really wanted to get a Orion XT6/XT8 but unfortunately it's a little out of my budget.

Therefore I'm now looking for a Celestron 127EQ PowerSeeker Telescope or similar.

Looking forward to your replies and offers!

Thanks :P

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Re: WTB: My First Telescope!

Post by Hardwarezone » Thu Dec 24, 2015 2:34 am

The 127eq is a bird-jones reflector while the xt6/8 mirrors are the preferred parabolic curvature mirror.
http://www.cloudynights.com/topic/47989 ... ?p=6269385

also look at sky-watcher and GSO products , being available in Asia gives them a cost advantage compared to Orion's products exclusive to USA with it's higher shipping cost to SG

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Re: WTB: My First Telescope!

Post by timorousness » Thu Dec 24, 2015 2:42 pm

Hardwarezone wrote:The 127eq is a bird-jones reflector while the xt6/8 mirrors are the preferred parabolic curvature mirror.
http://www.cloudynights.com/topic/47989 ... ?p=6269385

also look at sky-watcher and GSO products , being available in Asia gives them a cost advantage compared to Orion's products exclusive to USA with it's higher shipping cost to SG
Thanks, I will do some more research. And look at some of the telescopes that are being retailed locally and regionally.

Anyone has their old ones to let go, do get into contact! Looking to start on the right note!

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Re: WTB: My First Telescope!

Post by Mariner » Thu Dec 24, 2015 3:17 pm

If your budget is tight, I suggest you get a good pair of binoculars to start off with.
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Keep Calm and Carry on Observing.

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Re: WTB: My First Telescope!

Post by timorousness » Thu Dec 24, 2015 3:31 pm

Mariner wrote:If your budget is tight, I suggest you get a good pair of binoculars to start off with.
I have around 300-400 SGD to spend on my first item. You reckon with that budget I should get a binoculars?

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Re: WTB: My First Telescope!

Post by Mariner » Thu Dec 24, 2015 3:32 pm

Yes.
OCULARHOLIC ANONYMOUS!!!
Keep Calm and Carry on Observing.

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Re: WTB: My First Telescope!

Post by haejae » Thu Dec 24, 2015 4:37 pm

Just adding on, i myself have a 127eq. Pretty impressive for a beginner already.

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Re: WTB: My First Telescope!

Post by timorousness » Thu Dec 24, 2015 4:48 pm

haejae wrote:Just adding on, i myself have a 127eq. Pretty impressive for a beginner already.

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Thanks for the input! Just weighing my options after all the fantastic advice re good pair of bino vs telescope

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Re: WTB: My First Telescope!

Post by stargazer » Mon Dec 28, 2015 10:21 pm

Personally, I would prefer the telescope over bino as you can see planets and more deep sky objects with telescope. With special filter, you can see the sun with its sunspots too.

I am using astromaster eq 130. It is short tube, easy to handle. Just that I find the focal length a bit short (650 mm).

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Re: WTB: My First Telescope!

Post by SebastianTai » Tue Dec 29, 2015 11:33 am

Can PM me if you are interested in quality skywatcher telescopes. We have refractors, cassegrains and reflector type.

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