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  1. Good to know about the makers and the alignment. That being said, the one I'm looking at is about $200 less than a new non-computerized one of the same size. If i can turn off the computer, then at worst it's just an 8" dob, and at best I can try out the computer when the setting is good.
  2. Do you have any experience with buying a second hand scope? Anything that you think I should keep my eye out for if I get a chance to see this scope in person before purchasing?
  3. Hey so I'm on the market for a first telescope, and after a lot of consideration I decided I would get an 8" dobsonian. I was thinking I would get the Sky Watcher 8", but I managed to find an Orion 8" Intelliscope from 2008 on sale in the local classifieds. The price is $350 Canadian, and it seems to include a padded carry bag for the tube, but I'm not sure whether the seller is including a finder scope or any lenses. Is this a good price for this scope? How do Orion dobs compare to the Sky Watcher ones? I'm mostly looking to find night sky objects on my own, and I doubt I'll us
  4. Yeah I think I agree, I've been asking around in other places and I've visited a few shops and every time I consider a scope other than an 8" dob, I just turn around and go back to the 8". Seems like the pros outweigh the cons every time for a beginner.
  5. Wow, I never imagined anything so comprehensive was out there. I'm just getting into the hobby and I've been startled at every turn at how dedicated a lot of people seem to be! Thanks for your reply!
  6. So I'm on the lookout for a first scope and I found an advertisement for a Meade 2060 LX6 in my local classifieds for $675 CAD. I tried looking up this particular scope and it seems that it's an older model, so there isn't much to be found in the way of reviews or manufacturer information. Does anyone have experience with this type of scope? Would it be good for a beginner? It's just a little above my price range, considering that I was looking into getting a SkyWatcher 8" dob ($550 CAD). It seems as if the guy is offering a mount a fork mount along with it, as well as some other ac
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