In October of last year, I thought it was time to upgrade My Telescope. Astronomy was always a visual experience for me. before the astrophotography. I was having some trouble with my last scope not picking up the dim fuzzies such as deep-sky objects and comets etc. After a good browse at different scopes, I decided on the Meade Lightbridge 10 inch Dobsonian mount
as you can see it's quite a beast. I have doubled my aperture- Light gathering capability. from 5 inch to 10 inch.
it's a delight to use and very easy to set up. great if you want to transport it to different locations as it breaks down into 2 pieces
It also has a great focuser and it takes 2 inch and 1.25 eyepieces
I also bought a few accessories with it plus upgrading my eyepieces aswell.
the scope itself comes with a 2" 26mm eyepiece which is a great eyepiece giving you wide-field views of the night sky.
It came with a reflex sight which wasn't that great, to be honest, so I upgraded it with a telrad finderscope.
the telrad is excellent. really worth getting with it and I recommend it.
I upgraded my eyepieces to Celestron luminous 10mm and the 2.5 Barlow which takes 2inch and 1.25 eyepieces. amazing and worth every penny.
I've put the telescope through its paces now, seeing many objects I have never seen before. It's a great upgrade and I can't wait to hunt down a few comets with it.
I named the scope T1 after Thomas Romney Robinson. an Irish Astronomer. I admire his work. he was the first man who observed noctilucent clouds and maybe had his hand in being the first to observe the whirlpool galaxy aswell. Thomas 1
great scope for anyone looking to do more visual astronomy. I highly recommend this scope.
I'm also dabbling in deep sky photography with the Ioptron skyguider pro. which is a whole different Path. Ive a lot to learn but will hopefully be up to scratch soon enough.
keep looking up folks.