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What can I expect with a Skywatcher 102 refractor?

Hi,

After many months of reading and lots of confusion on what to get for my first scope, I have come down to a few things that I would like from it. Easy to set up and carry, light weight, and can use basically straight away when set up. My main interests are DSO’s galaxies star clusters ect.So after going through many reviews on different scopes I’ve decided that the Star Travel 102 would be ...
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Oumuamuo

Hi everyone I have just watched the sky at night program about oumuamuo and I do not understand it’s trejectory on the tv programme it is shown as a large u shape through our solar system I do not understand how it can be a u shape??? Why isn’t it a mostly straight trajectory’ through our space how can it be a u shape could someone please explain in simple terms that I might be ...
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Buying a 2x Barlow

Hello Everybody,

My name is Gert and i am new here at this forum (like it).
I live in Holland and have been busy on astronomy for a few years now.

I have 2 scopes the SW 200p dobsonian and my new grab and go SW heritage 130p flextube.
Really like them both.

Also i have a question about the SW heritage 130p flextube.
I want to buy a 2x times Barlow for it, but ...
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Why are you not able to post IMAGES on THIS forum

WHY are you not able to post IMAGES on THIS forum
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Why are PST and other solar scopes still so expensive.

I won't moan about you have it all in the US especially when it comes to low cost gear, which is a LOT cheaper that we have in the Uk, but even taking in to account our money grabbing government who add 20% VAT to our purchases,

Why are PST and other solar scopes still so expensive.

Surely the parts that make up a PST can not justify £900 ( $1272.84 )

I appreciate the ...
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Help needed for Astro Photography

Hi all,

I’ve been into astronomy for a long time now and have now decided that I would like to take up Astro photography. I have been looking at the Star Adventurer which seems good for the price and very portable which is good for me. I was wondering if any one has used this or would like to share there opinion on it. I’m thinking about getting a 1100d dslr which I can see ...
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where I can get both end caps and plugs for 2" diagonals and

Anyone know where I can get both end caps and plugs for 2" diagonals and eyepieces please, have given up looking on ebay and searching, thanks (UK ONLY)
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Obviously not as interesting but

Obviously not as interesting a topic as one where people post images but, does anyone actually just "LOOK" through their scope these days, and I do not mean in between imaging
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Skywatcher Heritage 90 Virtuoso Telescope HELP!

Hi to all,
I am new to the world of telescopes. I have just purchased the Skywatcher Heritage 90 Virtuoso Telescope (actually my daughters Christmas present, but sure she will share!). Had a couple of hours playing time so far. Currently just trying to observe the moon and getting used to the scope. The images I am getting at the moment seem very fuzzy (even compared to the naked eye). 10mm and 25mm lens the ...
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Finderscope alignment

Is it possible to align a finderscope at a distance closer than 1/4 mile? I live in a closely built up area and the best I can manage is an object about 300 yards away
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