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About doubledoubleswifty

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  1. I think this book should be quite good for a 10 year old StarFinder For Beginners - https://www.amazon.co.uk/StarFinder-Beginners-Maggie-Aderin-Pocock/dp/0241286832
  2. Hi everyone, I'm selling my Sky-Watcher 9x50m Finderscope including mount. Item is in good condition and selling as I have upgraded to a RACI Finderscope. Please see photos, asking for £25 in total including delivery. Any questions, please let me know.
  3. Thanks for all your replies - I do find myself reluctant to go outside and set up the SW250PX. I would love to have something that does not involve downgrading the views but at the same time - I can lift up and carry outside in one go.
  4. Hi East Lancs! I've got a SkyWatcher 250PX; I'm finding it a bit bulky so I'm quite keen to get something to "grab and go". So quite interested in other technologies/different telescopes available out there. How do you find your SW GTi 127 compared to your XT10i?
  5. If the power runs out - is it possible to manually push/pull the telescope?
  6. Hello, I have a Sky-Watcher 250PX (10 inches) and still quite a beginner to astronomy. I was having a look at FLO's website and wondered how would it compare to a SCT/MCT. For example https://www.firstlightoptics.com/se-series/celestron-nexstar-8se.html or https://www.firstlightoptics.com/maksutov/skywatcher-skymax-180-pro.html Would the views be much different on a SCT/MCT? Thank you!
  7. Thank you all for your replies. It makes sense we can never seen Mercury or Venus at midnight as we're facing towards the outer solar system Is there a reason why Venus is normally found in the Western sky? Sorry for the silly question!
  8. Hello, I'm just watching BBC's Sky At Night right now - 6 minutes in. (https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000db8r/the-sky-at-night-a-beginners-guide). The presenter is explaining opposition. "But you'll ever hear that Mercury or Venus are at opposition....have orbits which are smaller than the Earth's so they can't appear in the night sky". Could someone explain the above to me in very simple terms?
  9. 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.
  10. 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?
  11. 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!
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