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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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SUN IN WHITELIGHT 10/3/2015

At last a descent day seeing not to bad.



peter
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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

Hi,
"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,
Peter
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Astronomy Festival

It's not until August, but who's bringing their telescopes out to play at this amazing new event?

solarsphere.events
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Skytracker 16 inch goto telescope

Hello guys,

I have been using a Meade 4504 telescope for some time which has been good but not brilliant - and has afforded me some great astronomical views

I have been offered a Skytracker 16" goto telescope (dobsonian) which I am interested in buying - purely for the fact that there will be presumably a (relative) significant increase in the definition and clarity of not only solar system objects, but far more distant objects. ...
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SUN IN WHITELIGHT 2/3/2015

Not a good day lots of cloud, wind, seeing not to good hazy.


peter
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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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Canon EF 28-135mm F3.5 -5.6 IS USM Zoom Lens

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Hi Guys
I have a Canon EF 28-135mm F3.5 -5.6 IS USM Zoom Lens
for sale.
It is in "Pristine Condition"
It comes complete with both end caps
I will also throw in the Lens Hood for free !.
For an extra £12 you can have a Circular Polarising Filter for this Lens

Looking for £175 ovno
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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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