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  1. 14 minutes ago, astro_al said:

    The AZ-EQ 6 is getting close to the GM-8 (non GoTo) in price and is possibly a bit too heavy for me. It does look good though. 

    Ah yes - should have looked at the non go-to; not too far off in price although the Az-eq does come with legs. The mount is indeed quite heavy though - I tend to leave mine set up, rather than break ir down after each session for that very reason. Good luck with your choice though :).


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  2. I had an Istar Perseus 150mm F10 mounted on my AZ EG6GT. That thing was massive! The mount coped ok, the sheer weight of the scope contributing to the stablity of the set-up. Alas, my back was less happy with having to mount/dismount the scope every session, so I found it got increasinlgy limited use until eventually I sold it. I really miss the views it gave me, but unless I can keep a permanent setup, I reckon 120 - 130mm is about as big as I can go in refractors.

    I still hear the siren calls of the 140mm APMs though... :)


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  3. Hi all

    I have a TeleVue Delos 10mm eyepiece and a Baader SkySurfer V rdf to sell.

    SOLD (thanks Gus) TV Delos 10mm £175  posted first class recorded delivery. Or a bit cheaper if you want to pick up from York. Just not using it, even when  I do get out - tend to prefer my BGOs and Plossls.IMGP9031.JPG

    SALE PENDING  - Baader 40mm Sky Surfer V £80 posted first clas recorded delivery.The Baader RDF was bought for a scope I've since sold and is surplus to requirments. Opened to check it works and has never been outside!


    Happy to provide further info.

    Thanks for looking,



  4. My collection is down to two scopes...a 100mm f13 and a 125mm f9. The f13 just punches through indifferent atmospheric conditions and is brilliant for doubles. The 125mm gives noticeably better views of a fair few Messiers - aperture does count in that respect. It also gives a wee bit more colour fringing on the brightest objects too, being that bit shorter in fl, but it doesn't bother me.

    There is a distinct 150mm shaped hole in my collection though... .


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  5. For me, go-to was my way in. It made targets available to me that I might not have been able to find under the light polluted slies where I started. This is still true to some extent several years later. I found it was also very useful to have go-to and tracking with heavier scopes. The main reason I still stick with go-to is staying on target once acquired - time on target to see more detail on planets and in DSOs, to see finer splits in doubles and so on. It allows me time to get my eye in without having to distract myself with moving the scope manually.

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