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  1. I supose you ignored inflation. From 1990 to 2017 the inflation was 211%. So for the same price you could have bought 2 taks and eyepieces.
  2. Great shot. Keep going until the big "O". A bit different of what I saw with my binoculars 8x42mm this dusk. At naked eye this it looked a bit flat, a tiny stick. I if is possible to see the "horns".
  3. Finally, I have managed to see it last night. Visual magnitude is said to be +7.4 but in my opinion is around +8.4. The is no well defined nucleus. I used my 3" frac with my 14mm eyepiece. The sky was moderately hazy. The smudge was quite big, I would say 10'. My estimates may be wrong as I am a bit rusty. But what really strucks me is that this comet is around, being observed by modern astronomer, since 1858. Perhaps same comet some astronomy heroes one day saw through their telescopes.
  4. There is on on astro buy sell website. Regards
  5. Hi All, Time to open space for new stuff. Here is the list of my spring cleaning. All prices include P&P to UK mainland. Payments via PayPal fees paid or bank transfer. Eyepiece 28mm Maxvision 68° - very good condition, £75. Eyepiece 16mm Nirvana eyepiece - very good condition, £83. Baader ND 3,0 filter 1'25 - very good condition, £20. sold Generic Light pollution filter 1'25 - very good condition, £10. Celestron T-adapter SC #93633-A - very good condition, £10. Finder mounting shoe (Synta type) - very good condition, £5. sold 3m Cable-cigarette 12v fitting battery (for celestron plug size) - very good condition, £7. Power adapter with voltage selector 3-12v 6 different jack plugs (Spanish mains plug), £7. Any question just ask. Regards
  6. I have tried and am loving it. Especially the ephemeredes function for comets. Thank you
  7. Please Mod remove add.
  8. My children are quite happy to use any plossls. Small cups are better for children due to its sizes. My orthos are to small, my big eyepieces are too big for their faces.
  9. I love my orthos. I would advice any one new to telescopic astronomy to get one of these. These are my milestones in terms of viewing quality.
  10. Another vote for 8x42. I like a rich field of view full of stars. very light to carry around. 10x50 may be preferable if you live in area with light pollution. The magnification cuts through the light pollution. If I want t see more details I would get my telescope. regards
  11. I would go for practicality over size. I have a 3" refrator and 12" dob. Guess wich one I use most? Think a bit about your observation sessions. If it is in a light polluted site. Go to mounts take advantage over star hoping. If not, you are going to enjoy both of them. If you want a quick set up. refractors are quite quick to cool compared to a reflector, 8" is not the biggest mirror you can find but it needs time to cool. In terms of maintenance you are right. refractors need less maintenance. My first scope was a 4" maksutov on a go to mount. Lots of good stuff to see. Good luck
  12. Sold. Mod please move to sold.