6" dobsonian new, £99 in UK

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6" dobsonian new, £99 in UK

Postby JeffkWall » Thu Dec 15, 2005 12:26 am

[url=http://www.warehouseexpress.com/]http://www.warehouseexpress.com/[/url] express are selling a 6" bushnell dobsonian special limited offer, click on astromical on the left handside. From somewhere else I've seen the link from it seems they're not the best optics, but at £99 for 6", beginners could possibly be in for a good offer.
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RE: 6" dobsonian new, £99 in UK

Postby sonia » Thu Dec 15, 2005 10:10 am

I prefer a 12"
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Postby piglet » Thu Dec 15, 2005 3:43 pm

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Postby keithmorris » Mon Dec 26, 2005 4:26 pm

Sonia, I do hope you are referring to the size of telescope (snigger!)
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Postby dreamofgilgamesh » Sun Jan 08, 2006 2:26 pm

Would you consider that 6" dob to be a good choice for someone wishing to dip his toes into astromomy for the 1st time?
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Postby andrew short » Fri Feb 03, 2006 2:20 pm

I remember reading a review about a number of 8" Dobsonian telescopes in Sky and Telescope a few years back.One of the telescopes on test was a Bushnell 8",the major drawback with the scope was an excessively large secondary mirror and conequently obstruction.
I don't know if the 6" has a similar problem,but it's quite possible that it has.Bushnell scopes don't generally get a good name,I'd rather pay out another £60 and get the Skywatcher skyliner-150 Dob, or the explorer 130m or 130p,if you prefer an EQ mounted telescope.
I have owned my 130p for two years and can highly recommend it.

Andrew.
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Postby jerry » Wed Feb 15, 2006 11:00 pm

Hello Group

I am going to a freind's to set up this type of telescope. Can anyone tell me how hard to set one up?

Thank You
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Postby andrew short » Thu Feb 16, 2006 7:33 pm

Hello Helen

Dobsonians are the easiest of all telescopes to set up and use,no polar alignment required,just point and view simplicity.
Just place the telescope tube on the mount,pop in a low power eyepiece,align the finderscope and you're ready to go.
Skywatcher Dobs take a little longer to set up,as you've got to attach the tube assembly to the base using two screw in handles.Still a"piece of cake" though and you should be ready to observe in just a couple of mins.

Andrew.
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Postby andrew short » Fri Mar 03, 2006 12:20 pm

I just saw a second hand one for sale on Ebay and sure enough,just like the 8" model the central obstruction is too large!

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Postby big dipper » Sat Mar 04, 2006 12:33 am

Bushnell optics tend to get a bit of a bum rap - but £99.00 for a 6" scope is not bad going...........provided the views arn't so lousy as to put the would-be amateur astronomer off this hobby for life.
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