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Q1 Mount -question

Is this mount with the Skyhawk 1145 4.5" robust enough to take an added single axis motor drive ?
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Antares - EBay - Any Comments ?

I assume that eyepieces that cost around £20 are to be avoided ?

I think Antares only sell from EBay - anyone know what there stuff's like ?
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Advice re Telescope Purchase

Hi All,

An earlier post I made supported my belief that more light per buck is the way to go.

However, in terms of specifics, what would people recommend under £300.

Unfortunately, cannot get hold of the SAN mag issue 1 where a few were revied and compared.

The Skywatcher explorer 130 seems like a contender......but is it worth the extra over the skyhawk 1145 ?

Also, what do people reckon to the cheaper (c£300) ...
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Looking to start up a new star group

Hello everybody! I am looking to start up a new astronomy group?society in the Mildenhall area of Suffolk. Is anybody out there living in this area that would like to join with me in this venture? If so send me an email and lets get talking. Cheers, Keith.
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Kielder Starcamp

Kielder in spring -

This is a first for Sunderland Astronomical Society and will be a slightly smaller version of their famous autum starcamp, folow the link above for more information.


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Hi All locals i live in Suffolk tried various clubs But------
would like to meet , speak on the phone to talk Astronomy
or to go observing with,( nothing funny mind. )

Cheers geoff
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Hi All,nice to see the forum back.
Well done to all concerned and all your efforts appreciated.

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Hello Folks

Just joined, thought I'd say........
( plus see if I could make it work! )
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4" Cassegrain vs 6" Reflector ? -Same Price

Hi all,

What do you reckon...apparently a 6" reflector allows twicw as much light in as a 4"....but I hear that cassegrains have a bunch of advantages such as higher contrast and sharper images, as well as lbeing virtually maintenance free and very portable.

But, will the inherent advantages of the cassegrain, at this size, outweigh the disadvantage of only half the light of the reflector ?

Note. the price of the 2 is the ...
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On line Chat Room

Dear Group

Is there a on line Chat Room if not can we start one?? & Is there any club's in the London Area like Hayes ?
Please email back.
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