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  1. After some careful consideration and a tonne of research, I've finally ordered a Heritage 130p which should be arriving tomorrow! Thank you all for your advice and tips, I really appreciate it. Can't wait to get started!
  2. Thank you, Stu. I appreciate you posting some links, I shall take a look at them. Alongside this, I've seen that the Heritage 130p comes with a 10mm and a 25mm eyepiece. Are these both suitable for my purpose, or would I need additional eyepieces? Doing some research online, I've come across Barlow lenses quite a few times, which seem to be useful for increasing the magnification.
  3. Thank you, Alan. Been doing some research online and the Heritage 130p seems like the perfect choice for a beginner like me, especially considering how compact it is. Are there any threads/links which give a detailed review or explanations as to the sort of view I would be expecting to see from the 130p? As well as that, I've seen a number of recommendations to pick up 'Turn Left at Orion', which provides a lot of information on what to look out for in the night sky!
  4. Thank you all for your reply. The Sky-Watcher Heritage 130p seems to be the recommendation so far! What about spending a bit less, close to half the price, and buying a set of binoculars instead? Seen some good reviews regarding the Celestron 71198 on Reddit and other websites online, but I'm not sure what sort of view I'd be able to get with those.
  5. Hi there, Thank you for your response, I appreciate it. I don't mind having to control and find things myself, I think it'll be a good learning experience. It's more useful to get a Dobsonian as a starter? Also, what sort of view would I be expecting to see? A decent close up view, or something from quite a distance? Thank you once again.
  6. Hello! I'm looking to buy a telescope as a beginner, with a budget of around £100-150 to observe the moon, a few planets and some stars from my bedroom and garden. I've seen an advert for a second hand Sky-Watcher BKP1145EQ1 in excellent condition for £80 in my area, is this suitable as a first telescope? I'm a complete newbie to astronomy, therefore any advice would be much appreciated! Thank you, Ravi
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