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Ray Mondo

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  1. Are the optics in the zoom as good as buying separate pieces? How close will the zoom get the view of the moon?
  2. Thanks for the reply. I do feel a bit lost but it’s the budget and portability/storage I’m thinking twice about. If I go with the 250 I’ve blown my budget for now and I wanted a quality eyepiece and a Cheshire. Im thinking of this combo (see pic), any thoughts? Thanks
  3. Will a Barlow help the 8” or does a better quality eyepiece with a lower number do a better job?
  4. Thanks for everyone’s help, it’s very appreciated. Ive heard that the 10” may struggle in the UK with atmospheric conditions and the 8” may be better. it’s a tuff one really.
  5. Thanks for your replies, I wish I could compare the 200 and 250 side by side with the exact same eyepieces. if the 200 performed with a negligible difference I would get the 200 as it’s quite a bit smaller. I’ve tried searching for images taken of the moon with both but they’re all stacked images. Thanks for the heads up on the FLO return. Regards
  6. Hi, Can anyone help please? I have a budget of £500 ish. I want to look as close as I can at the moon and other planets and take photos of the moon also. I would also like to see some DSOs as well. I’ve been looking at the 200p and the 250px Dobs but if I went with the 250 I wouldn’t be able to afford more eye pieces for now so I was thinking of the 200p which would allow to get better glass and a Barlow. which would be the best route? would I be best getting the 250 until I can afford the extra glass etc? Thanks
  7. Very interesting and a fantastic setup. Would you say going 2” has any major benefits? Do you ever mount a camera to it? Thanks for the info Louis
  8. Thanks James, Ive just found some info you and others have posted on another thread and it seems that it’s a waste of money going down the 2” route anyway.
  9. Thanks James, so im looking for a SCT 2” diagonal and and adapter to fit a mak.
  10. Hello again, does anyone know if you can change anything for the SW mak 127 to use 2” eyepieces? Thanks
  11. Hello and thanks for all of the replies. The conservatory has reached 46 degrees centigrade this year . I couldn’t find any specs on the scopes that mention the max temperature.
  12. Hi, I’ve been looking at getting a Mak 127 or an 8” Dobsonian and I was think of leaving the scope in the conservatory. The conservatory is south facing and gets quite hot in the summer months. What is the maximum temperature scopes can be stored at without causing damage? Thanks for any advice.
  13. I’ll be the one bashing my head against the wall with the instructions in my hands
  14. No problem thanks. I like figuring things out myself anyway, I like the challenge. Instructions are for wimps ?, I will probably be on that forum in December ?
  15. Can anyone tell me if the Bresser brand of Maks would be a better telescope? They seem a lot more expensive but is the cost justified? I know they are German which is normally a good thing. I know Synta make products for most of the major brands but I keep seeing Bresser pop up when searching for Maks. Thanks
  16. Blimey!! I hope the GTI is better. It does have freedom find which allows the user to move the scope without the motor.
  17. Thanks Geoff, It’s not too expensive either. I have a small Sony A6000 that I was going to use as my DSLR will probably be too heavy for the GTI motor.
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