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Old 15-11-2011, 04:02 PM
Johan (Johan)
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Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Perth
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Hello everyone!
I am new to Astronomy and IceInSpace so I guess I'll take the newbie route and ask a lot of questions straight off the bat

I have done a lot of research in the last few months on telescopes, equipment, astronomy clubs, software, astro photography, eye pieces etc. etc. NOW...I would be very grateful for any feedback om my choice of telescope...-I have decided to go for a 16" GOTO Skywatcher Dobsonian, I was quoted $3199 in a shop in Perth and I haven't been able to find a cheaper price. My budget is around $3500-$4000 so I was looking at getting some decent eye pieces and a laser collimator as well.

I was considering astro photography and was looking at Meade SCT's but it seems a little bit complicated with cameras, and all the computer software and I figured there is plenty to learn I decided to go for viewing for now.

Is this a good choice of Telescope or am I locking myself in for DSO's?
Can I get one that is a better allrounder (good with planets and DSO's) in the same price range?
(Size/Transportation is not an issue)

Any feedback would be much appreciated.

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