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About coxie

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  1. Id go with 1 mate, wouldn't start even thinking about imaging until you are more educated or you will end up getting frustrated and give up. Start simple then move up, it will pay off in the end.
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    welcome, i have the same scope as you on the goto aswell, so if you get stuck drop me a private message and I will try to help
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    lol same here luke, but your total post counts beats mine hands down but if you work out the percentage i would say im entitled to a 50p refund
  4. thats a good enough starter scope going purely by the specifiactions you've given. I haven't used 1 myself but you should be able to see jupiter and saturn and the rings, and some deep sky objects like galaxys and nebulae depending on the light pollution in your area
  5. this can only be good news for FLO aswell, most newbies when searching for a telescope site on google will find telescope planet first, with them out the fram a large chunk of the business will go to FLO, so if i were them i would start ordering more stock.
  6. just to throw my 2 cents in i have a 130 skywatcher, im pleased with it, saturn was great and like the others have said i wouldnt even bother with mars till its closer
  7. great report , i have this scope too so i love reading reviews so i know what to look for aswell, it gets me really excited. Please do more in the future
  8. i have this scope too, i would highly recommend it, if your buying online make sure you go with first light optics they are the best service
  9. i bought a skywatcher 130p they are £162 on first light optics and i can see saturn and the rings nicely on good nights, its like anything you get what you pay for but a 130p like mine will give you good views and years of fun before you want to upgrade to bigger.
  10. Reflectors - Skywatcher Explorer 130P the 130p has a better mirror than just the 130 at £162 you cant go wrong
  11. dobs are popular because you get more scope for your money, but i like having a mount, i like being able to take it out and set it up in a dark field. Its really a personal choice though on which you feel benefits you more, i went for a goto on my scope and i like to find things manually but if i cant and get frustrated then i have to goto as backup, but getting a goto will mean to stay within your budget you would have to get a smaller aperture scope
  12. if you are looking to get into imaging quite quick and want to include that in your budget i would recommend a skywatcher explorer 150p from firstlightoptics which will leave you spare money for extra eyepieces and even a decent imaging camera
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