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Sale As New Sky Watcher Explorer 150P

Postby hdwolf » Sat Mar 07, 2009 7:36 am

[font=arial][size=2]Skywatcher Explorer 150p 150mm (6") EQ3-2 Mount purchased 15 January 2009[/size][/font]
[font=arial][size=2]only used twice from bedroom window. As i am new to all this,did not know what[/size][/font]
[font=arial][size=2]i was buying. To heavy for me to carry downstairs from my flat. I am past retiring age.[/size][/font]
[font=arial][size=2]I have to get a lighter model. This time i will go and look at them befor buying.[/size][/font]
[font=arial][size=2]Collection Only Fully Boxed Looking for £190.00p please.[/size][/font]
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RE: Sale As New Sky Watcher Explorer 150P

Postby astro_baby » Sat Mar 07, 2009 10:56 am

THats a real shame - its a lovely scope.
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RE: Sale As New Sky Watcher Explorer 150P

Postby arvon » Sun Mar 08, 2009 2:26 pm

I may be interested in the Telescope, where do you live?

Regards

Arvon
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RE: Sale As New Sky Watcher Explorer 150P

Postby hdwolf » Sun Mar 08, 2009 3:16 pm

Hi Arvon
I live in Warwickshire the Town is Rugby.

regards,

Harold.
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RE: Sale As New Sky Watcher Explorer 150P

Postby hdwolf » Sat Mar 14, 2009 11:16 am

Hi Everyone.
To those who may have been interested in the scope.
This has now been sold.
Thank you
Harold.
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RE: Sale As New Sky Watcher Explorer 150P

Postby lukeskywatcher » Sat Mar 14, 2009 8:26 pm

hdwolf...........................

Have you considered a pair of giant binoculars and a good tripod to mount them on for your observing. Very light compared to almost all scopes and very transportable downstairs from your flat. The only drawback is you are stuck with the one magnification........................but the views are very pleasing none the less.

I'm in a wheelchair and bought a Celestron 90EQ just over a year ago and found out pretty quickly that its a bit of a job to get it outside (but not impossible if i strip it down and carry it out in parts). Then i have to rebuilt it outside basically in the dark. Thats a bit of a bother.

I started out over 20 yrs ago using a pair of 10X50 bins and still use 10X50 to this day but as a kind of substitute for the scope i bought a pair of 20X90 bins and a tripod. I can carry both outside at the same time and be set up in a matter of seconds.

I have fallen in love with binocular astronomy all over again.

I still get the scope out from time to time to observe the planets............but right now there aint many of those around so the scope is in semi-retirement for the moment. The bins are my main observing tool.


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RE: Sale As New Sky Watcher Explorer 150P

Postby hdwolf » Sat Mar 14, 2009 9:33 pm

lukeskywatcher

Hi thank you for your info.
I have a pair of 10x50 binoculars which i use and a tripod. I have used this for my photographic hobby since 1963.
I shall be going to view scopes on Monday, then i will choose one i can carry with ease.
Maybe i should have read more and viewed more scopes, to have found
which would have suited me best.
You know the old saying, you learn by your mistakes.
Thank you once again.
regards,

Harold.
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RE: Sale As New Sky Watcher Explorer 150P

Postby lukeskywatcher » Sat Mar 14, 2009 9:50 pm

[quote]ORIGINAL: hdwolf

lukeskywatcher

Hi thank you for your info.
I have a pair of 10x50 binoculars which i use and a tripod. I have used this for my photographic hobby since 1963.
I shall be going to view scopes on Monday, then i will choose one i can carry with ease.
Maybe i should have read more and viewed more scopes, to have found
which would have suited me best.
You know the old saying, you learn by your mistakes.
Thank you once again.
regards,

Harold.
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If you have a bit of cash to spare you could always get one of these:

[url=http://www.vixenoptics.com/reflectors/VC200L.htm]http://www.vixenoptics.com/reflectors/VC200L.htm[/url]


They are VERY lightweight for an 8" scope (6.3 kg/13.2 lbs).

A Porta mount to hold it also is light. The whole package is about 2K.

When i win the lotto...............this scope will be mine.
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