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Advice for a second scope

I've got a 6 inch newtonian reflector and I was thinking of another telescope to pair up with it, so that I can see most things in the night sky. I'm not fussed about astro-photography (I don't own an SLR anway) but I do like to watch and take notes etc.
I'm a bit rusty since I bought my last scope 8 years back and haven't used it much lately, so what kind of scope ...
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Celestron or Vixen???

Hey all,

I was planning to buy C11 next year so i can get ready for planets showing next year, and just an hour ago i have a good chat with a generous friend and he mentioned me about Vixen, i looked at some models and my eyes stopped at one model, which is Vixen VMC260L.

Now i am not an expert in scopes to do comparison, but from specifications i feel that ...
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First scope

Hi all - first post! Having wanted a telescope for some time (but always having other things to spend money on) my wife has taken the plunge for me and bought me an Orion Spsceprobe 130ST. She did all the research herself and from what I’ve read made a good choice. I must admit reading about equatorial mounts intimidates me a bit as to how to use one so would welcome any advice. Also is ...
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I want 11" or little larger but others differ, and you?

As the title says, i don't have scopes now except the guide scope that i use it now as a main scope for DSO, but i am really interested in to add solar system targets mainly planets in my imaging journey, and i wanted the larger i can afford, but my mount can't go for very very large, but from what i read i think i can go maximum with 11", but all are trying ...
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New Scope

Hi all just need advice on new Scope for xmas.
Wanting a goto scope and can afford £300 maybe push £400.

All advice will be taken seriously.
Thanks
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Getting Focused

Good evening all, very newbie question for my first post!

Tonight was my first night out with my new Bresser Messier NT150L. The night sky has always been a passion and my wife bought this telescope for my birthday in recognition of that, needless to say I'm absolutely thrilled.

With recent weather I wasn't expecting much but after stepping out into the garden, I quickly located the Orion Nebula and I got to observe the ...
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Creation of elements heavier than Iron

Does the recent discovery that elements heavier than Iron are created when two neutron stars collide mean that the earlier belief that heavy elements are created in a supernova explosion is wrong, or do both process lead to the creation of elements heavier than iron?

Gryllo
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Celestron Astro Fi 127mm WiFi SCT or Celestron Nexstar 4SE

Im wanting to purchase my first telescope and stuck on which route to take. Im looking to spend around $1000. The 2 im tossing up between are both Celestrons, either the Astro Fi 127 127mm wifi sct or the Nexstar 4SE.
Does anyone have any advice or another telescope that i should be looking at?
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Goto Mount For Use In Singapore

Hi guys! Can anyone tell me which goto mounts will work in Singapore? It's latitude is only 1.35 N and is beyond the range of the NEQ6(as far as I can see). Is there a similar mount that will operate there or can the NEQ6 be adapted?

All help appreciated, thanks!
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What the LT prefix signifies on some Celestron telescopes

Hello
I'm wondering what the difference is between a Celestron LT 76AZ and a Celestron 76EQ other than the different mounts? I've noticed that Celestron telescopes with an LT prefix seem to command a slightly higher selling price. The Celestron web site isn't any help.

Mike Wakefield
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