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Astro Imp

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  1. Both will give good views under dark skies but the larger aperture will show more detail. I would ad one proviso, if you can find objects in the first place. I used a manual scope for starters and then moved to a GOTO and my enjoyment has increased considerably. This is my personal opinion and I know many will have other views. Good luck and enjoy this great hobby.
  2. IMO using an equatorial mounted Newtonian for observing (as opposed to imaging) is an exercise in frustration. I do know what I'm talking about as I started with a 150P on an EQ3-2 and although it got me started I wish I'd started with an AZ mount. Good luck and let us know how you get on.
  3. "All's well that ends well." Great to see these wonders with your own gear from home. I've mentioned before it amazes me what we can see with very modest equipment.
  4. Congratulations, a worthy contender.
  5. Congratulations on the birthday and enjoy your new toys. I don't know what I've done, haven't bought anything for a few months but seem to live under permacloud.
  6. Great news, always nice to hear of problems solved.
  7. Good luck to all you guys who have clear skies, I've come to the conclusion I must live in the cloudiest area of the UK, it's been either raining or cloudy for ages.
  8. Great report. It's always nice to hear of a member being pleased with new gear. You are in for some great observing when the darker nights arrive. Good luck and enjoy.
  9. Lovely report Richard, you seem like a happy chappie. Thanks for posting.
  10. Watched S@N on catch up this am and though it another good watch, IMO it is far better when concentrating on a single topic.
  11. Thanks for the heads up, I saw a few days ago S@N was on tonight but it had completely slipped my memory, so thanks again.
  12. That's a cracker John and as we've come to expect from you very nicely presented, well done.
  13. Thanks for posting a most interesting report, IMO the moon is a fantastic object to observe, there's always something different to see. Thanks again, I look forward to reading your next report.
  14. Welcome to the forum. I agree with the advice already given, when I first had my scope - a 150P - I was advised a moon filter was the first "must have" accessory, I used it once and it hasn't been out of my eyepiece case since, not even with my larger 200P scope. Good luck and enjoy.