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  1. Fantastic work. The depth is amazing.
  2. This is brilliant. A great project to start with my kids.
  3. Hi, thank you for your really informative post. We currently live in Nuneaton, Warks but will likely move in the summer to the Bath area. I'll have a good look around for clubs. Thank you again. Paul
  4. I think this is the answer that has just sold the Heritage to me. Thank you everybody. I'll let you know how I get on.
  5. Back on my own laptop now. That's quite a bit outside my budget. I could probably stretch to this: https://www.firstlightoptics.com/beginner-telescopes/skywatcher-explorer-130p.html It has the parabolic mirror. I assume it's a very similar scope to the Heritage?
  6. I meant to say, I'm on a work computer and the gateway doesn't allow FLO access for some reason, hence the amazon links. I do intend to buy from a dedicated supplier.
  7. It's about a 10 min walk from the closest place I can park. I'm imagining that a Dobsonian will require a plinth rather than being just sat on the grass.
  8. Hi everybody, I've been reading the threads here for a few weeks, trying to get an idea of what scope I should be looking at for my first one. I see this type of question gets asked a lot so I apologise for not being more inventive. I have a modest budget of c£150 and I've narrowed it down to these two: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sky-Watcher-Newton-Telescopes-Equatorial-Mount/dp/B00UAH1TCG/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=Skywatcher+Explorer-130&qid=1577436969&s=electronics&sr=1-2 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Skywatcher-Heritage130P-FlexTube-Dobsonian-Telescope/dp/B002828HJE/ref=sr_1_2?crid=1ZBSS69B1WOIF&keywords=heritage+130p&qid=1577437009&sprefix=heritage+130%2Caps%2C354&sr=8-2 I'm really torn. I like the idea of the Dobsonian, the ease of set-up particularly. But, because of where I think I'll be observing, I think a tripod mounted scope is more suitable. To start I think I'll want to be observing the Moon and planets as I think that'll get my family into it too, hence narrowing it to the scopes above. But then, after narrowing it down to those two, this pops up: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Celestron-31051-AstroMaster-Reflector-Telescope/dp/B0013Z42AK/ref=pd_sbs_421_2/258-6896799-0440157?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B0013Z42AK&pd_rd_r=8583654f-9ce0-4a10-bdf7-26bb5f442f95&pd_rd_w=vgb56&pd_rd_wg=6zAlD&pf_rd_p=f4a31d1d-8f61-48f5-b6f4-a22ba06df575&pf_rd_r=QTBY5ESV406NVWR491EZ&psc=1&refRID=QTBY5ESV406NVWR491EZ £170 with the motor drive! Is it worth getting this while the motor drive is essentially free? Thank you in advance. Paul
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