Dear beloved forum-members
Let me introduce myself. I'm Peter, a 19 year old boy from Belgium who has been passioned with stargazing since the beginning of my yet short life. I've started out with a small telescope kit which was around $50 around the age of 10 (got it from christmas).
At 13 years old, I considered buying a more "serious" scope so I went for the celestron LCM114 computerized telescope which served well for observing the gas giants and the moon, even when the light pollution caused interference. In the present I'm still using this scope but after seeing Saturn and Jupiter, I always wanted to see more like the andromeda galaxy, the whirlpool galaxy (M51) and surely like ever young kid, the orion nebula. It's a pitty that the scope that I own right now isn't capeable of gathering enough light so I can see those objects. So here comes my question to you guys.
Which scopes would you guys recommend upgrading too so I can perform some deepsky observations with the naked eye as well with a camera (astrophotography)?
My budget is lying around $1300, which is in my opinion a decent amount for a new scope.
I would love to hear the advice from you guys
Edited by KingPieter, 27 August 2019 - 04:39 PM.