My First telescope the Sky Watcher Explorer 130M is finally on its way to me!
After months of looking for the right scope…iv finally decided and ordered it today and it should be with me Inshallah by next Tuesday.
Its a grand 5 inch reflector for a mere 170 pounds!
I was previously considering Meade, Celestron and was looking for Go To computerized scopes, but with some good advice from some amateaur astronomers, Explorer 130M has come out to be the best choice.
In a telescope, the size of the aperture is the most important thing. 4 inch is the min aperture considered for serious amateur astronomers…i was not going to compromise on anything less than 4
4 or 5 inch Go to scopes were more than 300 pounds. The draw back with the go to scope is that they run on baterry power and once thats gone, the scope is pretty useless and not at all adjustable.
Cant wait for it!!