New telescope

9 years 2 months ago #87115 by tomo
New telescope was created by tomo
So ive decided to buy a new telescope and was leaning towards the celestron C8-SGT any opinions.
Been looking at UK online prices aroun 1000 pounds, is there anywhere in Ireland that can match these prices?

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9 years 2 months ago #87120 by dmolloy
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Can't be sure of anything, but there are others on these boards who can advise.....in my experience and the experience of others....you will almost certainly buy cheaper abroad. I am not saying the telescope you mention is good or bad value, but as rule of thumb....check online before you buy and check in on these boards to look for opinions and views

Declan:)

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9 years 2 months ago #87123 by stevie
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imho this is one of the best telescopes you can buy for this sort of money. I don't own one (I have the C6-SGT), but I know two people who do, and they both love them. Light but strong tripod, quick to set up, very accurate goto, great views. Just one thing, if you are fairly tall, you might find the tripod legs a bit short, but you can buy extension legs on ebay which work well.

stevie

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9 years 2 months ago #87124 by tomo
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Im not too tall so that wont be a prob.
What would be the best accesories/eyepieces to buy with that.

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9 years 2 months ago #87129 by Seanie_Morris
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Hi tomo,
Nice to see a fellow amateur is ready to dabble in the telescope market.

My 2 cents worth? Spend the money on a much larger aperture Dosbonian. If you don't really need the GoTo gizmos and can read a star atlas to star hop around between objects (its easy, really...) then you'll soon get aperture fever and will want a larger scope to see more.

Personally, I have had aperture fever for a few years now and I hope soon my own little savings will yield me a good-sized Dob. I have owned a couple 8" reflectors and use of the club's 12" as well as other friends/members larger Dobs (16"+) and you'll always want to go bigger, believe me!

:)

Seanie.

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Radio Presenter (Midlands 103), Space Enthusiast, Astronomy Outreach Co-ordinator.
Former IFAS Chairperson and Secretary.

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9 years 2 months ago #87135 by Keith g
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Hi Tomo, you may also like to look here

www.teleskop-express.de/shop/index.php/language/en

I have personally bought from them before and I find that they have some great products and customer service, patrick is the man to contact

Keith..

If a telescope can fit into your backyard it's too small. If you can't move it, it's too big." -- John Dobson

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9 years 2 months ago #87138 by tomo
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Just got a qoute from them, but slightly dearer so will try to get a better deal of them.:X

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9 years 2 months ago #87142 by DaveGrennan
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Tomo,

Have a look here;

www.irishastronomy.org/forum?func=view&catid=35&id=14058

There is a list of dealers. Get them all to quote you and don't be afraid to tell one that another has given a better price then rinse and repeat. Play one against the other. At the end of the day, its all money in your pocket.

Before deciding on your scope have a think about your ambitions. Do you want to just look visually or have you ambitions toward photography through it. If the latter is the case then go for the goto scope now. As Seanie rightly said you will get a bigger aperture dobsonian for the same money. However in the current climate it is becoming very hard to sell second hand so you might be stuck with it when you try to sell on later.

Get the best scope your budget will allow and stretch it some if you can at all.

Dave.

Regards and Clear Skies,

Dave.
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9 years 2 months ago #87192 by Janek
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I would recommend dobsonian as well. Someone just sells cheap 12" on forum.

Also dont forget about accessory: red dot finder, 10x50 binos, UHC filter and most importantly eyepieces. 3x Baader Hyperion should do.

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9 years 2 months ago #87215 by tomo
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Thanks all fot the info, im now considering a dob.
One might come for sale near galway.

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