TELESCOPES FOR ASTRONOMY HATFIELD
After Spare parts for Your Telescope?
Do you need a new Telescope?
Are You looking to upgrade your equipment?
Replacement Mirrors for your Telescope.
Building your own Custom Telescope ? Find the ideal primary and secondary mirrors here
What are the best value for money Eyepieces ?
What Eyepiece is best for viewing Planets ?
What Eyepiece for Deep Sky Objects ?
A various array of Telescope mounts. Hi quality standard mounts and Motorised Mounts.
Moon Filters, planet Filters and filter kits.
Portable power tanks for the Roaming Astronomer.
Essential kit for budding Astrophotographists.
pinpoint accuracy for pointing out stellar objects
Telescopes for astronomy Hatfield:
Let’s start with a good Telescope that you can get Exited about !
A proper Telescope that you will want to get out in the garden and start viewing all the incredible sights in the Cosmos. I’m not talking about a Childrn’s scope from Maplins or Toys R Us for £50. They are not going to cut it. Go for a Telescope that’s easy to set up, has decent optics and doesn’t break the bank.
If you have been using binoculars to view the night sky then you’re probably ready to take a closer look at those fascinating Deep Sky Objects.
Nothing less than a 4 inch diameter Telescope will do.
You can purchase a second hand 4 inch scope for less than £100 and a motorised “goto” scope from about £150. Which is great but if you buy second hand you might not get everything like the Eyepieces, Filters or instructions.
You’re left with a scope with bits missing and no idea how to set it up or use it. Not only that. It might be damaged or the mirrors are out of sync. The tripod might be damaged. Make sure if you’re going second hand that you ask the right questions. Make sure everything is there and in working order.
The popular makes of Telescope are Celestron, Skywatcher and Meade. These are all good in their own right but some have better qualities than others. For example the Celestron Eyepieces are better than the Skywatchers. The Mead has overall better build quality.
All of these Telescopes above will give you great views of planets. You should be able to see the rings of Saturn and the Moons of Jupiter without any difficulty. Star clusters like Pleiades and Stunning Nebulea like Orion and the Cats eye should all be visible through a four inch Telescope. You can take
Intermediate (Telescopes for Astrophotography)
For the bare minimum image your going to have to get your hands on one of these Bad Boys:
Celestron Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope SC 203/2032 Advanced VX 8″ Goto AVX Best value for money 8″ goto scope at only £ 746.00
Meade LX90 8″ ACF Telescope Only £1,161 he he he!
To get a decent image you are going to need an 8 inch Reflector Telescope with tracking facility. The celestial objects move across the sky so if you are going to take camera shots with a long exposure time you need your scope to accurately track what you’re trying to take a picture of.
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