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  1. Hi. I'm new to astronomy and want to buy my first telescope. I have narrowed it down to skywatcher 130/650 eq2, celestron 127EQ and skywatcher hertitage 130p flextube. I live in the city so I have to take into account the light pollution not to mention the INSANE shipping costs to my country so my budget is around 200 pounds. I know all three are very good scopes but I want to mention the CONS due to which I have selected one yet. skywatcher 130/650 eq2: The eq2 mount will be a hassle to understand and carry to the roof most expensive of the three (almost out of my budget) celestron 127EQ: The people I've asked all have the same opinion that skywatcher is much much better than celestron (even though both are owned by the same company) so I sort of don't want to buy it. But since the price of it is so good I want to believe that it's good. skywatcher hertitage 130p flextube: I was pretty much stuck on buying this until someone popped my bubble by saying: " not terrific .... the focuser is helical, doesn't support very heavy weight you need to DIY build a black cover or shroud to cover the extended exposed area , otherwise the contrast would be poor unless at a very dark site the base for the red-dot is fixed or not dovetail base ..... not compatible with other finderscopes example right-angle-correct-image 30 and 50mm and you need a sturdy surface to put it , like a table " so what's the point of having it if the scope has bad contrast. Which one should I pick?
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