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About doubledoubleswifty

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  1. Thank you for your suggestion! How easy is it just to carry it outside in one? Unfortunately I have recently moved into an apartment. Carrying the OTA and then base up and down the stairs a few times and then through a few doors gets tiring. Thank you for your replies guys. Ideally, I would just prefer something that I can carry myself in one and just go outside? Does that ideal telescope exist? Not looking to do astrophotography at the moment.
  2. Hello, I have a SW250PX, I'm finding it a bit difficult to transport and tedious to set up each time. Please, do you have a recommendation for something with similar views but easier set up?
  3. Hello, Absolute beginner to astronomy here. Could someone explain to me how to use a TeleVue 2x 1.25" Barlow? It seems that the Barlow could be divided/taken apart/unscrewed into three different sections? What's the reason for this? Many thanks!
  4. (Funnily enough, my Sky-Watcher 250PX arrived just last weekend, watching this thread with close eyes! ?)
  5. Thanks everyone! In the end I went for the original 250PX! It's arriving this Saturday - absolutely cannot wait! ?
  6. Is the 250PX the best all-rounder for that price? Is there any other telescope you would suggest for that price?
  7. Hello and thank you for your reply. If the FlexTube version is not lighter, I would probably lean towards the standard version. At the moment, apart from the 60AZ and the two eyepieces that came with it - I don't have any other equipment. I guess, if I had to buy eyepieces for the 250PX - I guess I would be happy to spend up to £150? Thanks!
  8. Hello everyone, I believe this is my first post on stargazerslounge - I would be grateful for some helpful advice! Six months ago, my sister bought me my first telescope for my 30th birthday; a Celestron Astromaster LT 60AZ. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem like I can see much from it apart from the Moon! I would love to upgrade to something a bit better now. I've been reading about the Sky-Watcher Skyliner 250PX and it seems to have positive feedback on the forum. It costs £425 on FLO and I also noticed the Flextube version of the same at £529! I assume the FlexTube version is lighter to carry? Would you suggest this telescope as upgrade? Any accessories I should buy alongside it? Would you recommend the FlexTube version? Looking forward to hear back from you guys! ?
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