Started by PopeyesPappy, November 20, 2020, 12:48:05 PM
Quote from: PopeyesPappy on November 20, 2020, 12:48:05 PMWe are thinking about getting a telescope again. I've pretty much got it narrowed down to either a Meade lx65 8 ACF or a Celestron 8se. Anyone with experience with both have a preference one way or the other? I'm leaning towards the Meade because of the Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) catadioptric-variant optical path.
Quote from: drunkenshoe on November 24, 2020, 05:04:50 AMDo you want to take pics, or just stargazing? You want to be mobile or just in the back yard? I'd get a Dobs if it is just start gazing in the back yard. A big one. If you want to move around that's different. Though I don't think it would be a problem for you to carry a dobs, POP. It's for me, lol. But if you are going to take pics, as you know it is completely different thing.In my experience, I have found that the crude-simple designs are the most fun. I mean chasing the objects by yourself is better fun than going with a computerised one. But I don't have any telescopes myself. Limited experince.
Quote from: PopeyesPappy on November 26, 2020, 08:51:22 AMHaving said all that this may be on hold for a while. Karen had a mild heart attack on Tuesday. She is OK and hopefully will get to come home today, but I need to wait and see what the bill is going to look like before we spend a bunch of money on a telescope. The good news is she has good medical insurance, but we still may be looking at 20% of the bill which could easily run into the thousands.
Quote from: SGOS on January 29, 2021, 08:41:02 PMSo what's playing tonight? Tell us how you liked it.
Quote from: drunkenshoe on January 31, 2021, 09:35:37 AMYou'll get used to it. It's always a process to get to know these things.
Quote from: PopeyesPappy on January 31, 2021, 11:45:49 AMI know. I expected a steep learning curve. This particular thing pisses me off a little though. Basically, this telescope was not usable out of the box. It is going to take an accessory the telescope manufacturer doesn't even make t get the thing to work.