I am looking to get a new telescope and need your help in deciding the best combination.
I was also initially going to purchase the Celestron Astromaster 130EQ for $250 with delivery in Australia (before reading through this forum)
I have already purchased the following accessories for Celestron 130EQ from Amazon.com. Note: I haven't purchased the telescope yet
Celestron 93230 8 to 24mm 1.25 Zoom Eyepiece
Celestron Omni 2X Barlow Lens
After reading through the forums here it seems that Dob 6-8" inch is the preferred choice for beginners.
I have two options now - either I sell the above accessories and get a Dob 6-8" inch for around $400
Or I get the 130 EQ for $250 and use the above accessories to get better views. My bugdet is really tight and unless there is significant difference between the two I would prefer 130 EQ as its cheaper (of course will use it with accessories)
What would you suggest? The accessories seems to have quite decent reviews and has significantly improved viewing quality through the telescope (according to reviews)
Also, if I don't sell the accessories and get a 6-8" inch dob, would I be able to use these accessories on the telescope??
Let me know what you guys think.
Thanks a lot