I'm putting the foundations down for an observatory on my farm in Spain and I'll be putting a 3 meter motorized dome on it - along with a set pier.
I want to seriously get into astronomy something which my wallet has never allowed me to do until now. I'm willing to invest a moderate sum of £10K
However investing a large sum usually means a lot of complicated equipment - so I'm told! Unless it's obviously the 'Stellina' which I think is okay but I don't like the fact you can't just look at any object or look through an eyepiece when you want to.
I've heard many people say "for a beginner I'd go for" instead of spending more money later on upgrading all of my stuff. I'd rather just buy a good little setup now.
I'm willing to put up to £10k into the entire setup (excluding the Observatory + Computer as I have a powerful rig as it is)
Instead of going and spending £10K on the scope itself I understand there is the importance of the ancillary equipment.
My questions are
What equipment would you guys recommend for the £10K budget?
Why would you choose the equipment over the others?
What software is the best to use?
Can you have a setup where you can look through an eyepiece and have it streamed to the computer?
Do you guys think setting up a pricey setup as a beginner who has never used a telescope and all the software that goes along with it as a bad idea? It's not something I'd get bored with nor is it something I'd be unable to learn as I'm a quick learner. I've even considered flying someone out to Spain to help me get all set up when I'm ready for it.
Edited by Tyrr, 17 September 2021 - 12:06 PM.