May 7

My first telescope :-)

Finally, I got my first telescope 🙂

It’s a Skywatcher Explorer 130P on a azimutal GoTo mount. Supplied with 10mm and 25mm eyepieces, a 2x barlow lens (I don’t know about the quality…) and a moon filter.

 

I was looking for a beginner newtonian telescope, if possible with GoTo. In my opinion it’s a very comfortable function. The alignment is very easy and is done in 2 or 3 minutes. If Polaris is in sight, it’s very fast aligned (it can be aligned whitout Polaris). In the actual season (spring/summer) you can select Arcturius or Vega as first star, second Polaris and your alignment is finished 🙂

With the PAE correction utility (Pointing Alignment Enhancement) the alignment becomes very accurat.

It’s also a cool feeling, when you can select your object of desire, press “View object” and wait until the telescope is moving to the right spot 🙂

This is not really the first telescope I ever used… I could use a Meade LX10 8″ Schmidt-Cassegrain for the last 3 years from a workmate. But (unfortunately 😉 he wanted it back last year.

On the Meade LX10 I also shot my very first pictures of the moon with my smartphone… 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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