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  1. I have decided to buy my wife a Skywatcher Explorer 130, and was wondering if it is worth spending the extra £30-£40 for Parabolic mirrors, will it make much difference on a basic telescope like this? My wife is keen to view the transit of Venus, and I am some what confused regarding the use of sun filters. I understand looking directly at the sun with or without a telescope is not a good idea, but some seem to say its not safe with filters, others it is not. I've also read of rather heath Robinson affair to view it made of a funnel and some screen. I would really appreciate any advice. Thank you
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