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I own a. Skyhawk 1145m which I have been happy with but l am now looking to to spend around £1000.00-1250.00 on my hobby. I'd like to start experimenting with astrophotography but don't even have a camera. Should I get a new scope,mount and cheap DSLR and eyepiece/filter set? If so what? Or keep scope an get a decentish mount and a good DSLR, adaptors,filter wheel and eyepiece /filter set? If so wh
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Beginner Query for buying first telescope

I want to buy telescope, but I want some opinions about it's size.

I really want to be able to see planets like Jupiter , Moons, Saturn and rings, but not just see a white sphere, I'd like to see the surface color. The only choices in my local area for purchasing telescope is skywatcher dobsonian 6" 8" 10" 12". (6,8,10 is under my budget)

Can any one please show me or give links where ...
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telescope for dslr photography

hi guys im a newbie looking for a good starting telescope for photography can anyone help on whats the best with a budget upto £100
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Planet altitude question from magazine

"The planets" section of the Sky at Night magazine shows the altitude of a planet for a particular date and time. What is this altitude relative to? I live on the south coast of England so is it relative to my southerly horizon? What if I live in Scotland (maybe that wouldn't make too much difference) but if I was in Greece as some readers may be, surely it would.
Many thanks,
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Recommended x2 Barlow for skywatcher 150p

Hello All!
I've got a skywatcher 150p telescope with only the two standard eye pieces that come with it. super 10mm and a super 25mm wide angle. I'm looking to get a x2 barlow (uk) and was hoping for some recommendations for a good one to get. I want to get the best for my money and from alittle research i've done im under the impression that I should'nt just be getting and x2 barlow. ...
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ra and polar alightment

Hi when I line Polaris in the polar scope how do I set the time should it be set to a time or should it be set to zero I'm not sure evertime I do it I'm miles out on the EQ5 mount but if I bluff it it I'm not to far out between objects and do I have to take in affect of time zones and weather the clocks have gone forward or ...
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Skywatcher 200P Focus Problem

Hi there

I have a Skywatcher 200P and it is driving me crazy. I bought a laser and collimated it. Everything it nicely in line. All I can see when I look at the moon is a big white fuzzy blur. I left the scope out for two and a quarter hours in my metal shed (nice and cold) and still nothing. It just won't focus on anything.

New to this and getting a little ...
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telescope cross thing help! telescope cross thing help!

Hi, ive recently purchased a celestron astromaster 130eq. Ive been trying to look at venus and seem to be getting a view of the cross thing thats at the front of the telescope in the middle of the image. Help? T.I.A
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Does anybody know of a good planetarium for kids,granddaughter(7) is interested in space me and her can learn together.Have looked at discovery channel double globe
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Moon or Space wave phenomena. Moon or Space wave phenomena.

Has anybody come across a gentleman on youtube called crrow777
Since 2012 he and atleast five others have recorderd footage of a strange rippling effect which spans the whole moon. I had to sell my telescope before then and i miss it.
Why there is such speculation on what this could be, but im in aww.
This could be totally ground breaking earth shattering news.
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