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by TraceyOMGSTARS
Mon Apr 25, 2016 6:02 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Query about Celestron Advanced VX Telescopes.
Replies: 18
Views: 6509

Re: Query about Celestron Advanced VX Telescopes.

Hi again Brian,
Thanks.
Yes I'll let you know how I get on etc. Since I'm a total beginner I'm taking it slowly and finding my way around it.
Best Regards,
Tracey. :D
by TraceyOMGSTARS
Wed Apr 20, 2016 6:38 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Query about Celestron Advanced VX Telescopes.
Replies: 18
Views: 6509

Re: Query about Celestron Advanced VX Telescopes.

Hi Brian, Just to let you know I was given further advice by a couple of my societies members including trying out a telescope and I'm awaiting the Celestron Advanced VX 8 SCT which should be coming tomorrow. Thanks again for all your help too. Tracey. :)
by TraceyOMGSTARS
Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:25 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Query about Celestron Advanced VX Telescopes.
Replies: 18
Views: 6509

Re: Query about Celestron Advanced VX Telescopes.

Hi Brian, will let you know when I've met the committee member and made my decision. Thanks again. :)
by TraceyOMGSTARS
Sat Mar 12, 2016 2:08 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Query about Celestron Advanced VX Telescopes.
Replies: 18
Views: 6509

Re: Query about Celestron Advanced VX Telescopes.

Hi Brian, Just a further update. I had a look at those sites etc, good food for thought. I also enquired at my local astronomy society and have been put in touch with a committee member who will meet up with me and explain about different telescopes in more detail. Thanks again for your help. Tracey...
by TraceyOMGSTARS
Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Query about Celestron Advanced VX Telescopes.
Replies: 18
Views: 6509

Re: Query about Celestron Advanced VX Telescopes.

Hi Brian, Thanks for your further advice. I will have a good look at the sites you kindly recommended. It certainly isn't something to just buy without a great deal of thought. Regarding the weight I'm only about eight and a half stone so I don't want to do myself an injury and the weight you descri...
by TraceyOMGSTARS
Wed Feb 24, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Query about Celestron Advanced VX Telescopes.
Replies: 18
Views: 6509

Re: Query about Celestron Advanced VX Telescopes.

Hi Brian, that sounds good thanks. Unfortunately like you I do suffer from light pollution and I'm observing via my binoculars from my back garden which has buildings on both sides. The best view though is across a bowling green and that gets quite dark and although it's not ideal it's the best I've...
by TraceyOMGSTARS
Wed Feb 24, 2016 12:33 am
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Query about Celestron Advanced VX Telescopes.
Replies: 18
Views: 6509

Re: Query about Celestron Advanced VX Telescopes.

Hi Brian from Wellingborough, getting the hang of this now! 8) Thanks about the gallery, will have a good look. I'm enjoying using my binoculars, I've mounted then on to my camera tripod now too for more stability.Kind Regards, Tracey. :)
by TraceyOMGSTARS
Tue Feb 23, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Query about Celestron Advanced VX Telescopes.
Replies: 18
Views: 6509

Re: Query about Celestron Advanced VX Telescopes.

Hello again Brian - sorry I mixed you up with the other Brian but I am completely new to the forum. From your further comment about aperture will the VX8 be enough for my purposes for quite some time? The bigger aperture scopes are much heavier from what I'm reading and more expensive. If I decided ...
by TraceyOMGSTARS
Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:02 am
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Query about Celestron Advanced VX Telescopes.
Replies: 18
Views: 6509

Re: Query about Celestron Advanced VX Telescopes.

Hi again Brian and thanks very much for your detailed answer.Deep sky imaging does sound more involved and as a total beginner I will probably be better off starting with planetary astrophotography and at the start just get used to finding things so I don't want to go too far too quickly and make th...
by TraceyOMGSTARS
Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:51 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Query about Celestron Advanced VX Telescopes.
Replies: 18
Views: 6509

Re: Query about Celestron Advanced VX Telescopes.

brian livesey wrote:Personally, I'd go for the VX 8. It collects almost twice as much light as the VX 6.

Thanks for your advice Brian. Am I right to start off with something like this and possibly get into deep space astrophotography etc. and all the paraphernalia some time in the future ?
by TraceyOMGSTARS
Sat Feb 20, 2016 4:33 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Query about Celestron Advanced VX Telescopes.
Replies: 18
Views: 6509

Query about Celestron Advanced VX Telescopes.

Hi, I only joined the SPA last summer and I'm finding my way about. I'm considering buying one of these telescopes but I'm looking for advice. I am an amateur photographer of intermediate level but apart from a few shots from my garden I'm just starting out with astrophotography and astronomy. I hav...