Advising and assistance with purchasing a telescope
To get suitable telescope just answer 3 simple questions:
1. Who will be watching? (The presence or absence of experience of successful Astronomical observations)
2. Where are we going to watch? (With a long-focus or short-focus telescope)
3. What are we going to observe? (Solar System or deep space)
If the first point develops over time, the second and third need more detailed consideration.
Which telescope should you buy?
Choosing an entry-level device, you will be limited by the small diameter of the lens, but at the same time, you will be quite mobile, since the weight of the mount with the tube will be small. This option is suitable for observation even for a child and, for example, from a balcony – both outside the city and within its boundaries.
If you are attracted by the opportunity to examine and study in detail “deepsky” objects, observations should be carried out outside the city. For these purposes, you will need an aperture high-aperture telescope, a range of wide-angle eyepieces with good eyepoint, and a set of broadband and narrowband filters. You can pay attention to a telescope with a dobson mount.
Those owners of a reflex camera in the field of amateur astronomy have a great opportunity to expand their line of lenses. By connecting the camera with the help of special adapters to the telescope tube, you can get interesting pictures of the Moon, Sun (if you have an aperture filter), Planets, globular star clusters and nebulae. The main thing here is to pay special attention to the quality of the mount / tripod. She must be able to compensate for the daily rotation of the earth and to hold the resulting structure without hesitation when the wind increases, that is, be with a margin. In this case, you will assemble an astrograph and expect to take exposures of frames up to 30 minutes or more.
In addition to controlling the telescope from your phone, you can navigate using star maps in augmented reality mode, combine the received image with the image of the object on the screen from the phone camera. To do this, you just need to install this telescope at the observation site using the level built into the tripod, turn on and “show” one star – the telescope will set the coordinates of its location and orient itself to all objects automatically.
Be sure that, through our successful many year’s hands-on experience of observations and victorious work with a bunch of various models we are able to offer you most suitable option.