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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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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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