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  1. Hi all , I’m just curious , there is a $150 difference between the “SkyWatcher 8" Dobsonian Telescope” and the “SkyWatcher Black Diamond 8" Collapsible Dobsonian Telescope”. is the later worth the price difference? also the difference in aperture between 6” and 8” dob is about 50 , practically is it a big difference?
  2. thank you @Stu and @Ricochet for clearing that up for me
  3. Hi All, Recently I have been using SkySafari Plus on ios. I have been experimenting with different telescope displays by adding equipment under observe. When I set the scope display to use the scope and a lens for example , the scope view shows Saturn as a bright star and you cannot make out any detail unless you zoom in. How accurate is sky safaris telescope emulation is this what I can expect with the scope in question ? Or am I misunderstanding the concept/feature Sky Safari is offering. 1) Scope being set 2) Observing with the scope in question (Cannot make out any detail) also tired with A Barlow 3)After I zoom in
  4. Wow , great read. Hope to be able to experience the same one day!! Thanks Great advice thank you
  5. What are the minimum telescope specs required to see the horse head nebula ? Is it possible through a DOB 6” Sorry for the noob question
  6. Wow that is cheap compared to other aussie stores , thank you !
  7. Thanks for the advice on the barlow , will invest in that when I get my scope. I think have decided on the Heritage P130, it will be a good compact start because it looks like I have a lot to learn and probably will spend sometime doing so before I invest in a an expensive scope.
  8. Thanks for your reply ! what do you mean by no where near 1000mm ? based on the specs it’s says that’s the focal length , or am I missing the point ? https://www.ozscopes.com.au/skywatcher-130-1000-eq2-reflector-telescope.html
  9. Not sure if this should be in a new post but the SkyWatcher 130/1000 EQ2 Reflector Telescope has caught my eye. It’s priced currently about $160 more than the heritage 130. The adavantages that I can see is that it has a tripod but the same aperture. Is it worth spending the extra $$ for this scope ??
  10. I just looked into sky safari and boy was I wrong it offers a lot more than the apps I’m using. This post has opened my eyes
  11. I use star walk 2 and star guide. Both apps are very similar. I am not sure how they differ from sky safari but I think most apps offer most of the same thing when you purchase a premium account.
  12. Thank you all for your responses. its been an interesting ride researching and learning all about scopes. i am looking laser collimators , would something like this work on the heritage 5 ? https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com.au%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F352029702999
  13. Thanks @rwilkey and @lenscap for your reply. I have just noticed the SkyWatcher 6" Dobsonian Telescope is now on special. I can see this scope is larger and not a table top as well as the Aperture being 150. I know that size isn't everything when in comes to telescopes , is the extra $100 (AUD) worth the jump to this scope?
  14. Hi Guys, My name is Alex I am from Melbourne Australia. I have been star gazing for awhile with a pair of binoculars and now I am ready to step it up a bit and purchase a telescope. I have been looking at the SkyWatcher Heritage 5" Tabletop Dobsonian Telescope. Would this be a suitable first telescope , I hope to be able to make out the rings of Saturn using stock the Eyepiece. Or would this be considered overkill and something like the Celestron 21035 70mm Travel Scope be more suitable.
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