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BUYING SECONDHAND SCOPES

I SUPPOSE THAT WHEN YOU BY A SECONDHAND TELESCOPE IN THIS COUNTRY GB THE CHANCES ARE THAT IT WILL BE IN GOOD CONDITION IVE BEEN WAITING FOR CLEAR SKYS FOR DAYS AND MY TELESCOPE JUST SITS THERE LOOKING PRETTY IN THE WARM, WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT IT A TELESCOPE IS UNLIKELY TO BE OVERUSED NOT LIKE BUYING A SECONDHAND CAR ETC,I ALSO FIND THAT WHEN A GOOD CLEAR NIGHT DOES CROP UP ITS A NIGHT ...
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New scope advice

Hi all,

I am looking at buying a Skywatcher Pro 80ED refractor on an EQ5 mount.

What do you guys think?

I currently own a 8" Skywatcher Newtonian on an EQ3 and would like a small refractor for imaging and poratability.

Excellent Mag and forum by the way.

Thanks

Nettie
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Whats wrong?!!!!

I am mnew to this and have just had a peek thru my new( first scope), 70mm. refractor.
The star diagpnal is fitted (Not the image erector) and the view is the right way up. I understand that things should be " upside down"
What am I doing wrong?
Grateful for any help, Pete
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Improving Optics

Hi All.

I have a Skywatcher Mak 127 and being new to the game and living in a light polluted SE London am wondering if its possible to upgrade my diagonal to 2" and would it improve performance??

Cheers

Steve
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book needed.....

As a newcomer can anyone recommend a book or guide that would help me locate the planets throughout the year?
thanks, Pete
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Celestron Nexstar 130 SLT - anyone got one ?

I'm a beginner looking to buy a first telescope and should have up to £300 to spend. I'm tempted by this model as I will have to travel to a better viewing location and don't want too much weight or too much set up time.

Can an owner advise me if set up is as easy and accurate as the literature suggests to justify the extra cost over something like a motorised Sky-Watcher ?
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Camera for Aurora & meteors

I want to get an all sky camera running but im not to sure where it get it from and what to get. I have been told about the Mintron MTV-12V1-EX Video Camera and the WAT 902H. Do i need a lens for the WAT, its abit more expensive but seems the better camera. I dont want anything for serious work just to capture aurora and a respectable faintness of meteors. Could someone give me ...
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MOVED: Orbiter 2005

General: http://forum.skyatnightmagazine.com/fb.asp?m=296
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Problems with coverdisk

Does anyone share my problems with the coverdisk? When I view certain Bonus Features (mostly films) the wrong one is shown. No amount of restarting or reloading will solve this. I am therefore stuck only to view certain videos.
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Broken Finder

I have got a finder for my 60mm refractor whose "crosshairs" are broken. Can anyone suggest a good way to have it fixed?
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