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Old 20-10-2014, 10:56 AM
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some good suggestions down below ... have you got a total budget in mind? it may help to give some more advice. the mount is the most important part of the puzzle... the focal length on the SCT is reasonably extreme and would require some good guiding. I would probably give that a miss and put the money saved into the mount (NEQ6/G11/EQ8) or accessories (eg moonlite focuser/camera).

I would suggest an 10" newt it opens up some nice planetary opportunities and has a good reasonable FOV. if you are after more of a widefield view then go a refractor or an 8" newt.

happy hunting!

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