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  1. I too visited it for tge first time this year & found it to be fascinating! I had wanted to visit it for years & expected to be most fascinated by the telescopes. However i found that i was most impressed by the incredible engineering of the chronometers used to calculate londitude at sea. The skill & genius of the engineers combined with the detailed star maps produced from the obervatory allowed for the first time a safe accuracte course to be set at sea. It stuck me that maybe this was a primary reason why Britian built such an empire. I would reccomend a visit to all.

  2. I'm going to follow up on the advice about the refractors. Have a relative coming from the USA & thought I would take advantage of the slight exchange rate. Many thanks and clear skies to all!!

  3. I'm under 30, would my eyesight have degraded to that extent? Would the Lunt 60 refractor offer a good duality? Night scope, then diagonal cak filter on?

    Great advice from all so far!!

  4. Hi all, don't want to repeat the other stories of newness and passion, but I am the same!! Must say that I've had a few tips already & the quality of patron is first class! It's a pleasure to join a class group!

    Anyway, I have got a Coronado pst and love the dynamic nature of the observations. I am interested in getting a cak scope but don't own a night scope so don't know whether to get the dedicated scope or a night scope + filter? I was going to get a Meade etc 125, any advice? Astrophotography is a long term dream! Many thanks for all your time & advice!!

    Clear, dark sky's for us all!!

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