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Everything posted by Orion_the_Hunter

  1. You should read this excellent thread: http://stargazerslounge.com/showthread.php?t=80772
  2. Oh dear. This is what we're up against? Ditto. What a joke. I hope people can claim their money back when they realise The Independant has made them buy a useless toy.
  3. Great report Chris, glad you're enjoying the 'scope. Maybe some good targets for you would be some clusters.
  4. I bought a Packard Bell Easynote TS last year and it's amazing, definately the best computer I've ever had. 15.4", Core i-3 @ 2.4ghz, 4gb, 500gb, Geoforce GT450m dedicated graphics. It cost 400€. TBH I don't think you'll get anything for your budget so I second the advice of putting Ubuntu/Linux on your Acer and using free & open source software eg. Firefox, OpenOffice, AVG free antivirus. DO NOT USE NORTON, it is the biggest drain on a computer's resources.
  5. Hi, a 2" eyepiece gives you a MUCH wider field of view & enables you to see a much bigger area of sky. I have a 32mm Panaview for my 8" Dob & I love it. What size/focal length you should get depends on your exit pupil amongst other things. Have a look at the excellent thread below to help. http://stargazerslounge.com/showthread.php?t=80772
  6. Before I bought my Dob, a 127 Mak was a contender. Apparently the mount and the electronics are slightly better on the Celestron so there's a bright side!
  7. Still welcoming this guy over 1 year after he started this thread??? Welcome posts should be locked after a certain amount of time IMO.
  8. http://stargazerslounge.com/beginners-help-advice/80772-eyepieces-very-least-you-need.html Have a read of the link above, I think you'll find it very useful.
  9. I voted for 'No, costs too much...' I don't think there could be that much to 'discover' on the Moon. In space exploration, it's all about Mars imo. Also, I know I'll probably get ripped for this on here, but deep sea exploration is much closer and more important to us.
  10. Hi, in your circumstances I would also consider an 8" Dob. Do you have a balcony? I live in an appartment and keep mine on the balcony. We can take it in the car to a dark site if need be. The Skymax 127 is a great Planetary & Lunar 'scope, but the Dob can do everything the Skymax can + more. Look at the link below, it might help you to decide. http://stargazerslounge.com/member-equipment-reviews/132996-skywatcher-skyliner-200p-8-dob.html Also, as you live in Spain, if there is nowhere in Spain to order from, I recommend using*Teleskop-Express: Astro-Shop + Fotografie + Naturbeobachtung as postage from the UK is VERY expensive, Teleskop Express use UPS and are much cheaper for postage/delivery. HTH.
  11. Intel core i3 processor, 4gb RAM, integrated graphics, 500gb HDD, you should be able to get one for £300-£350. As Jfox61 says, get rid of Norton or Mcafee, these are VERY RESOURCE HUNGRY and will slow down any computer. I use AVG antivirus, it's free and is also one of the best. Also, make sure it has as many USB slots as possible.
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