-- Matt -observing since fall 2012 16" F/4.5 truss DOB / EON 120mm ED / 10" F/5 strut DOB Paracorr (T1 tunable),telrad, RACI finders, AltAz Tripod mount ES 82° 4.7,6.7,8.8,30mm AT Paradigm 60° 25,18,12mm Pentax XW 70° 20,14mm , Baader zoom observing list/notes.. beginning dslr astrophotos (moon/widefields)
Celestron CPC1100 Orion XT10i, XT12i Celestron C6R Explore Scientific 80mm APO Celestron Advanced VX mount Lunt LS80THa/PT/DSII/B1800FT Canon 15x50 IS Binoculars ES 82° 6.7, 11, 30mm ES 100 Degree 9, 14, and 20mm Dinkmeier Premimum Binoviewers TeleVue 24 Panoptic pair
Located in The Great Pacific Northwest
Celestron CG-5⁴, CGEM², C6-N, C6, C8, Nexstar 8SE, 6SE, ONYX 80 EDF, Orion ST 80 A Vixen R130SF w/Porta II mount William Optics ZS110 ED APO, FLT 132 Triplet APO, SV70 ED SV115T20 Wicháhpih'a
Quote:P.S. Refer to other posts and threads commenting on how easy we find it to spend other people's money and we hardly ever encourage people to go smaller.
Ken Fiscus- stargazing since 1980. Now observing from a green zone.
Z12 on custom mount, Atomic EQ platform, 100% flocked, OMI primary, Astrocrumb filter slide with O-III, NPB, & skyglow filters. Focuser & spider rotated 45 degrees. New springs & Bob's Knobs, Telrad & 9x50 straight finder 35 & 24 Pans, TV 13,7,5 T6s
Custom Orion XT10 with piggyback XT4.5 on Round Table EQ Platform
Quote:Hi ...Decided to get either a Celestron 5SE or 6SE. Any advice as to which one might be the better buy?
First and foremost observing love: naked eye.
Last but not least, telescopes.
And I sometimes dabble with cameras.
Quote:Hi ...Decided to get either a Celestron 5SE or 6SE. Any advice as to which one might be the better buy? Thanks (this will be my first scope)
ALL my posts should be considered as opinions shaped by MY experiences and understanding of the facts.
Gary Zapotoczny Stellarvue Black Hawk Classic Refractor Celestron 8 SE SCT Meade ETX-80 Refractor Celestron SkyQ Wifi Module Orion Imager IV Camera Samsung SDC-435 Surveillance Camera Canon T3i Sears Diehard Portable Power 1150
Jack Celestron Nexstar 6SE Stock 25mm Plossl, Vixen NPL 15mm, Televue 11mm and 32mm Plossls GSO 2X Barlow, Astrozap Dewshield
Celestron Omni XLT 102ED • Celestron CPC‑800 GPS • Zhumell Z10 Dobsonian
"Relax, don't worry! Have a homebrew!" - Charlie Papazian
Quote:I'm looking at the 6se too. I'm trying to decide between a goto that will be easier to use and track objects vs a dob with much larger aperture. I can see the pros and cons of each of them but am unable to decide. I think I'd be happy with the 8se, but its just too far outside the price range. I'm worried I won't be happy with the 6" and that I'll wish it were larger when viewing the deep stuff.