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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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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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