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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
  13. depends on your budget but mine at the time was limited so i went for the skywatcher 130p az goto and it hasnt let me down yet, but if u can spend more a 150 or 200 is obviously better all depends on your budget
  14. id recommend for a cheapish scope which is a capaable allrounder and the scope i chose a Reflectors - Skywatcher Explorer 130P but if you have more than that to spend then go up to a 150p but the 130 wont let you down. Just make sure your expectations are realistic by having a look through this forum a bit more to get more knowledge on what you can expect to see. Also firstlightoptics are the best to purchase from and the cheapest.
  15. also what budget do you have? you could also try picking up a couple of astronomy books from the library or buying 1, i recently bought turn left at orion, its great for beginner astronomers
  16. i also have the same scope chris, i can view saturn quite well, i see a bright disc with the rings around it, might sound silly but make sure you play about with the focus at a slow and steady rate untill you focus in with each eyepiece to get a better image.
  17. ll turn it on, thanks for the heads up
  18. i have taken the ;plunge and subscribed, i was going to purchase a LP filter anyway so i get it free or i get 6 months free whatever way you want to look at it.
  19. to be honest i think i will subscribe, i need a light pollution filter and was going to buy 1 so this makes sense to me
  20. i looked in my local tesco and martins newsagent but couldnt see it in either
  21. I have been considering subscribing to this, but before I do I would like to purchase a copy of this aprils copy, what retailers sell this on the shelves so i can buy a 1 off copy? Im guessing whsmith might but any others? or anywhere on the internet i can order 1 copy?
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