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ebay regularly has this 5inch refractor for sale and it seems to sell for around the £240 mark.
Seems a great price for such a scope. Has anyone any experience of using this?
Grateful for any comments, advice.
ps. this is the " long tube" model--not the short one.
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Help getting started....

Hi found the forum outof the magazine. I got a telescope for christmas and have tried a few times on clear nights trying to focus moon and stars but have had no success, i have practised in day light focusing and starting to get the hang of that but at night i struggle and don't have a clue how to get started can anyone help?


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Which scope

Hi All,

I'm looking at getting my next scope, which would be a Meade or Celestron SCT goto type, with Celestron being my primary choice.

The Celestron CPC 800XLT has good reviews and would most probably be a great scope.

However I guess that if you wanted to upgrade at a later date to a bigger aperture your stuck due to the fork widths.

Alternatively the Celestron Advanced S series 8" SGT is comparitively cheaper ...
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maksutov cassegrain - should I?

Hi all,
I'm looking for advice please. I've currently got a Skywatcher 130m (excellent pics on you site by the way g4aqb) and am looking to upgrade. I'm thinking about getting a Meade ETX 105PE Maksutov-Cassegrain. I have about £700 to spend, am I doing the right thing? Any help about what I should get greatfully received, definately want a computer controlled one (I'm v. lazy!!).
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Bresser Messier Refractors

Hi to everyone. Has anyone out there recently bought a Bresser Messier refractor, if so what is your opinion of these scopes? I already have a Dobsonian 6" and 12" reflector for deep sky viewing, but I am considering buying the 5" refractor for planetary work. On the whole the Messier scopes, build and optics sound pretty favourable on paper, but any user comments would be most welcome.
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Tal 1

Hey iv got a Tal 1 for sale. Scope is clean and well looked after. Comes with finder.
Open to offers
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Hi all,
Can anyone help me with some advice on software, I have heard that starry night pro is good. I am new to astronomy, I don't have a laptop and at present have no intention of operating my ETX 90 via software, I just want to explore and learn about the subject.

many thanks
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What Barlow lense?

Hi all,

I'm awaiting delivery of a new Explorer 150 (EQ3-2) telescope, should get it this weekend. I'm looking to get a Barlow lense for it, but don't know much about them? Are they "one size fits all" or do I have to get a particular kind? On this page, 3 are shown, can anyone let me know the difference, and what one I should get?

Many thanks!
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Wanted Deep sky imager
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Skywatcher Explorer 200 [HEQ5]

Hi All,
I would like some feedback/oppinons on the Skywatcher Explorer 200 . I've looked at other scopes and this one came out on top . But would much appreciate anyones 2 pence.
Thank's in advance.
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