Which telescope?

Planespotting in the upper atmosphere! All pictures, reports or whatever question about upper level traffic come here

Moderator: Plane spotting team

Post Reply
dionplanespotter
Posts: 13
Joined: 27 Sep 2015, 14:26

Which telescope?

Post by dionplanespotter » 11 Dec 2015, 20:51

hey
i'm looking for a new telescope :) which one is the best? is the skywatcher ''8 good?

astrakeri
Posts: 183
Joined: 07 Sep 2013, 21:08

Re: Which telescope?

Post by astrakeri » 12 Dec 2015, 07:18

dionplanespotter wrote:hey
i'm looking for a new telescope :) which one is the best? is the skywatcher ''8 good?
Hi dionplanespotter,
the last photos that I posted were taken with a skywatcher 8'' but i also have a 10'' and it's better coz its wider and lets more sunlight in! Well, its more expensive as well :D ..but it also depends on how expert the user is, the weather conditions, etc..I think the best advice you will get from contrailwatcherUK Who is one of the most experts and who makes perfect pics...
cheers
Vas

dionplanespotter
Posts: 13
Joined: 27 Sep 2015, 14:26

Re: Which telescope?

Post by dionplanespotter » 12 Dec 2015, 19:59

astrakeri wrote:
dionplanespotter wrote:hey
i'm looking for a new telescope :) which one is the best? is the skywatcher ''8 good?
Hi dionplanespotter,
the last photos that I posted were taken with a skywatcher 8'' but i also have a 10'' and it's better coz its wider and lets more sunlight in! Well, its more expensive as well :D ..but it also depends on how expert the user is, the weather conditions, etc..I think the best advice you will get from contrailwatcherUK Who is one of the most experts and who makes perfect pics...
cheers
Vas
Oke thanks! :D

User avatar
contrailwatcherUK
Posts: 500
Joined: 31 Aug 2005, 00:00
Location: dorset, england

Re: Which telescope?

Post by contrailwatcherUK » 12 Dec 2015, 21:32

Hi dion,

I would highly reccomend the skywatcher 10" dobsonian. Make sure it's this one, not the flextube one because you need to block out the sun shining on the mirrors. Probably the most popular choice among contrailspotters. It's not to heavy and can fit in most small hatchbacks if you plan to travel with it. Mirrors and build quality also good. You also get a whopping 56% more light gathering power than the 200mm (8") version, although the price is almost increased by that much - maybe something to consider depending how far you can stretch your budget. My first scope was a Celestron EQ130. Then I moved up to a Celestron 6", then Skywatcher 10", and now currently using a 12". :)

User avatar
leedseagle
Posts: 110
Joined: 11 Aug 2009, 09:49
Location: North Leeds
Contact:

Re: Which telescope?

Post by leedseagle » 13 Dec 2015, 17:11

Hi there
Try ebay couple skywatcher 10 inch/250 dobsonians on auction at moment £205 & £245 (i bought my 8" from ebay for £100 cheaper than new)

This 10 inch/250 ends in an hour £250 at moment with 1 bid pick up from Stockton on teeshttp://www.ebay.co.uk/ulk/itm/172021055601


If buying new the Revelation range of dobsonian is slightly cheaper by about £15 for 10 inch but if you go for the 12 inch there is a £163 difference between the skywatcher and Revelation versions at Telescope house :shock: but like i say try ebay first

Clear Sky's
Leedseagle
8" Skywatcher Dobsonian, Revelation 2" ED Barlow, Canon EOS 500d, Nikon Coolpix P900, Uniden EZI33XLT, Celestron Skymaster 25x75 Binoculars
http://www.flightradar24.com https://contrailspotting.wordpress.com

dionplanespotter
Posts: 13
Joined: 27 Sep 2015, 14:26

Re: Which telescope?

Post by dionplanespotter » 15 Dec 2015, 14:51

contrailwatcherUK wrote:Hi dion,

I would highly reccomend the skywatcher 10" dobsonian. Make sure it's this one, not the flextube one because you need to block out the sun shining on the mirrors. Probably the most popular choice among contrailspotters. It's not to heavy and can fit in most small hatchbacks if you plan to travel with it. Mirrors and build quality also good. You also get a whopping 56% more light gathering power than the 200mm (8") version, although the price is almost increased by that much - maybe something to consider depending how far you can stretch your budget. My first scope was a Celestron EQ130. Then I moved up to a Celestron 6", then Skywatcher 10", and now currently using a 12". :)
Oke thanks! do you have some pictures from the Dobson 8" ?

User avatar
contrailwatcherUK
Posts: 500
Joined: 31 Aug 2005, 00:00
Location: dorset, england

Re: Which telescope?

Post by contrailwatcherUK » 15 Dec 2015, 16:22

Mike, AKA radiostationx is using the Skywatcher 8", here are some of his photos:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/45436646@N08/

dionplanespotter
Posts: 13
Joined: 27 Sep 2015, 14:26

Re: Which telescope?

Post by dionplanespotter » 16 Dec 2015, 13:01

contrailwatcherUK wrote:Mike, AKA radiostationx is using the Skywatcher 8", here are some of his photos:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/45436646@N08/
wow!! thanks men! :)

ES64
Posts: 1
Joined: 13 Mar 2016, 15:12

Re: Which telescope?

Post by ES64 » 13 Mar 2016, 15:48

Is this telescope are good for contrail spotting?
http://www.astroshop.eu/skywatcher-dobs ... r_1_select
Can I see some photos from him?

User avatar
vader
Posts: 307
Joined: 03 Feb 2012, 21:28
Location: Krakow, Poland
Contact:

Re: Which telescope?

Post by vader » 13 Mar 2016, 23:04

Better buy this one, I've got the same: http://www.astroshop.eu/skywatcher-dobs ... dob/p,5025

Some photos from this scope with Kenko 1.4x and Canon 450D: http://rnavspotting.pl/archive/2013/arc ... _2013.html
N 10" 'Simon II' + SCT 5", EOS 70D, Intek AR-109, PlanePlotter: mo and vo
My website: http://www.rnavspotting.pl
see more on http://www.rnavspotters.pl

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest