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cakemaster5000

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  1. how beautiful?! pity about the neighbours having a bright light on the side of the house :)

    been viewing the orion nebula tonight too, it's such a lovely sight. i knew buying a scope was the right thing to do!

  2. hi all. just purchased a scope, its a bresser skylux 70mm refractor. took it out on saturday and had a play but couldn't seem to set the finder up properly. had the scope out on saturday night and managed without but i guess life would be easier with a functional finder. if anyone is familiar with this scope i was wondering, can the bracket for the finder be changed? or can a red dot finder be fitted to the existing shoe? i've been looking at other finders but the mounts look different to the one on the scope. very confused! could do with going to a shop and talking to someone but i don' know where my nearest one is

    cheery guys

  3. its a bresser skylux 70mm refractor. cant say much about the optics yet but the mount is very well engineered, nice smooth movements. got it for a really good price on ebay. you decided on what to get yet?

  4. hi all. i've finally managed to buy a scope and am hoping it turns out to be a bargain. it's a bresser skylux 70mm refractor, brand new in box for £45...super cheap when compared to new prices elsewhere. ebay does have it's uses after all! now i've just got a few days of wondering if i've done the right thing while i await delivery! i've read good and bad things about the scope and the mount has had some good reviews. hopefully my punt will pay off and i'll be out watching the stars this time next week!

  5. hi guys. i need some reassurance! just "accidently" bid on a bresser skylux 70mm refractor on ebay...part of me considers this to be a bargain but i'm not certain it was the right thing to do. anyone had any experience with the scope? it looks to be a reasonable budget scope and its only got to last a few months while i save for a decent newt. just hope i'm not wasting my money!

    must say though...under this cloud cover i'll be able to see as much as i would with a giant dob!

  6. thanks for the advice guys :) i think i'll go for the 6" dob and see how i go. i get the feeling that i'll be pleased with whatever i get as a view of the orion nebula through 12x50 bins got me over excited last night! theres always time to save up for a bigger scope in the future...maybe even a 12"!

  7. hi all. i'm currently looking to buy my first scope. have never used one before so i'm really unsure of what to buy. i'm interested in tracking down some of the messier objects plus planets. ideally i'd buy a big dob but my budget dictates that i'd only be able to afford the 6". what do you guys think? is a 6" dob a good place to start or would i be better with a 130p on an eq mount? or to complicate further theres always the option of a 130p on an alt-az supatrak mount? im so confused! please help!

    cheers

  8. Finally got around to watching BBC Horizon - The Nature Of Reality last night. It blew my freekin' mind! It's still available on the iplayer if you haven't seen it already. I watched in amazement at the complexity of the quantum world and the lengths the physicists go to to try to untangle these mysteries.

  9. hi all,

    i'm looking to but a scope in the next few weeks. i've pretty much decided on a skywatcher 130mm newtonian reflector with an EQ mount but have just seen the same scope on a supatrac auto motorised mount. was just wondering anyone knows if the motorised mount is any good? it doesn't seem to be a lot more money but don't want to end up with a dog of a scope that i'll regret buying.

    cheers

    cakemaster5000

  10. Hi. Just a quick question, wondering if anyone can help me. Is there any difference between Skywatcher and Pentaflex scopes? Both the 130mm parabolic Newtonian Reflectors seem to be exactly the same (in appearance & specification) and I've also noticed the 6", 8" & 10" Dobsonion scopes look exactly the same. Both made by Skywatcher perhaps?

    Cheers

    Cakemaster5000

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