Jumping back into astronomy after a looong hiatus. Basically since boyhood.
After much deliberation between a short refractor and a Cass, I found a good deal on a 150mm Orion Mak with GoTo.
For lenses I’m going to start out with a zoom for planetary and moon (probably the new 7-21mm), and a widefield piece to see how deep the 6” scope will go. For that, an APM 30mm 70*.
I found the bag.
I’ve got the book. (Left at Orion)
Now I need to know what accessories I need for an evening of winter viewing.
- Reflectix blanket
- Dew shield
- Blanket/dew shield combo? I’ve read that if you cut the reflectix to a longer length it can serve double duty.
- Red light (I think headlamp probably best so I can see my star charts), preferably one that won’t blast me with light if I hit the wrong button
- Bahtinov mask?
- Will a red dot finder cut it for bright DSO finding, or do I need/want a RACI?
Edited by Escape Pod, 19 October 2020 - 06:25 PM.