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#91 Feb 16th, 2018, 09:29
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Don’t buy any telescope until you've finished your research.

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The two that I like are Orion Skyquest XT8 and Celestron Nexstar 6SE/ 8SE.
Orion Skyquest is a classic dobsonian telescope. No electronics or cables to connect to a power supply. It is a manual telescope. Dobsonian telescopes are cheaper and are easy to use. They setup in minutes and breakdown is easy. I use a Dob.

Celestron Nexstar is a computerized telescope and once setup it finds objects for you. Computerized telescopes are cumbersome and difficult to use and are expensive and takes time to setup.

Hope you’ve read the article “How to choose telescope"

Where do you plan to use this telescope? Is transportation involved to the observing site? I guess your primary goal is to observe the deep sky objects?

The most important thing in a telescope is the size of the primary mirror: 6” (6SE) or 8inches (XT8). The bigger the mirror, more light it collects and more details you see of the deep sky object.

Since you buy only one telescope and use it for the rest of your life, buy a bigger mirror. From what I searched, I like this 12” DOB; once assembled it stands 6feet tall.
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#92 Feb 16th, 2018, 09:53
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Thank you Rwe, yes I have done the research, astronomy forums have been specially useful, and am inclined towards Dob too. This is basically for local children to initiate them into astronomy, (they mostly lead their life thinking an eclipse brings ruin).

I more or less settled on 8'' as that comes within my budget, but I will look into the 12'' link that you sent. Along with Tejraj, there is another small Indian manufacturer Sharp vision that I am looking at.

Thanks again, will decide soon, and if anyone is interested, may post my review of the telescope once I use it for some time.
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Originally Posted by jituyadav View Post Thanks again, will decide soon, and if anyone is interested, may post my review of the telescope once I use it for some time.
Post some picture of the view from the telescope.
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Sharp Vision Telescopes look good too, and they carry 8”, 10” and 12”. It looks like a amateur telescope maker outfit.

Call Raju Patel (Tejraj Company) and talk to him. Tell him exactly what you’ve mentioned in your post. The telescope you’re buying is for public outreach and educational activities for general public and school kids. Ask him if he can give you a break in price for the cause. Most telescope companies usually do. Good luck.
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Originally Posted by Govindpuri View Post Post some picture of the view from the telescope.
I will have to get a camera first

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Originally Posted by RWeHavingFunYet View Post Tell him exactly what you’ve mentioned in your post.
I don't do that, makes me uncomfortable. I ask for discounts and take whatever is given without going into details.
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Well, This thread seems to be not active for some time now!

Read that there is a total Lunar ecplise this 27/28 and visible all over India!

And, Where is RWeHavingFunYet?
Anybody in touch with him?
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The 27th eclipse will be a blood red moon on UK. We had one of those in India a few months ago.
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If you really want to enjoy this rare celestial event, then do watch Hindi news channels who have invited all sorts of babas/swamis/gurus/astrologers to enlighten us.
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Originally Posted by jituyadav View Post If you really want to enjoy this rare celestial event, then do watch Hindi news channels who have invited all sorts of babas/swamis/gurus/astrologers to enlighten us.
Even here in UK, newspapers are forecasting apocalypse
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Put the whole lot in one place and they'll make an easy target for a meteorite.
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This is what a lunar eclipse looks like when observed from the moon:

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