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Please help, what is the difference between these

Hello, I'm looking to purchase a telescope, am brand new to all of this. I have seen this one but found it for two very different prices. Please could someone advise if there is a lot of difference between the two kits and if the one is worth the more premium price tag?

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Which Scope?

Hi all,
So I'm new to the hobby and I'm looking to buy my first telescope so I came here for recommendations. Ideally I'd like to observe dso, with the option of eventually capturing images. However I'd also like something that can cope well locally, moon, mars viewing etc. I would much prefer something that was portable, am I now starting to ask for too much?haha. So far I have been looking at complete kits ...
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Watch House EQ Platform

I am selling my watch house EQ platform that I used with my 8" Dob. it is in good condition with a few scuffs and chips (which can be painted over). the motor, bearings etc are in excellent condtion.

They are no longer making these which make them rare. I am willing to post at buyers expense.

Huge benefit to Dob users and also brillinat for widefield long exposures.

£460 new, looking for £350 ono ...
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flats panel

Will it make a difference if a light blue electroluminescent panel is used instead of white?
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Enceladus looking good!

Hi Gang,

Take a look at this amazing image of Enceladus. This is taken by CASSINI (what else!!) as it approaches it's closest flyby of the Moon on it's way to get a direct sampling of the cryo-volcanic plumes. I can't wait for the science info from this flyby! Take a look at this image here

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Hi All. Got NGC 7332 Saturday night slightly hazy and NGC 7537 on Sunday only got 4good and 3 a bit ruff.

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The link to the October video is in the summary at the start of the report:
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sun 26/10/2015

Hi All. At last a clear day.

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WOW again

Hi gang,

Here is another WOW image from good old Hubble. It shows the starburst galaxy M94 in exquisite detail. Just take a look for yourself here

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Mars here we come!

Hi gang,

A landing site has finally been chosen for the EXOMARS mission due to launch in June of in 2018 and a landing in January 2019. The rover, a joint mission between the ESA and Russia, will be searching for the possibility of Martian life. Take a look at the science briefing here

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