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  1. Thank you @Louis D. Really good suggestions on how to store.... that would definately work
  2. Thank you to everyone for your advice and guidance. So after a conversation with my wife (full of promises to complete odd jobs etc) I would be able to commandeer the under the stairs cupboard near to the back door to the garden which would keep it safe and far more practical. Does anyone know the height of the skyliner with stand? I'm about to measure the space!
  3. Thanks again, it does sound like a sensible option. Just need to let the head prevail rather that the heart... tbh as a first time user, I am sure that I would be amazed by what I could see from either scope!
  4. I do have a table to use the Heritage from, the spare room does have a skylight to use the scope from but of course you don't get access to the full sky from there. I have seen reviews from the scope and want to make the best decision with the money I have... perhaps I need to be a bit more rational in how I will use it!
  5. Thank you @JeremyS. Storage would be something to factor in as I will be lugging it up and down the stairs to the spare room when not in use but I can manage if the Skyliner is the better scope. Would I be shooting myself in the foot if I went for the Heritage?
  6. Hi everyone, I'm completely new to telescopes and know nothing but I want to learn and I need some advice! I have a budget of £200 which I can't stretch. I really like both the Skywatcher Heritage 150p and SW Skyliner 150p which I believe has been along longer than the Heritage. I would like to take the scope out occasionally to dark skies (so the heritage would be easier to transport) but with 2 very young children at home the reality is that I will mostly be using the scope in the back garden. Obviously both scopes are 150p but come with different accessory spec (specs below).... please could someone advise which would give me the most bang for my buck?! Heritage 150p: Magnifications (with eyepieces supplied): x30 & x75Highest Practical Power (Potential): x300Diameter of Primary Mirror: 150mmTelescope Focal Length: 750mm (f/5)Eyepieces Supplied (1.25"): 10mm & 25mmParabolic Primary Mirror3-arm Secondary Mirror Spider SupportRed Dot FinderWooden Alt-Azimuth MountCollapsible/ Extendable Tube AssemblyWeight Approx 7.5kgSupplied with Gift Box33% more Light Gathering than 130mm Skyliner 150p: Magnifications (with eyepieces supplied): x48 & x120 Highest Practical Power (Potential): x306 Diameter of Primary Mirror: 153mm Telescope Focal Length: 1200mm (f/8) Eyepieces Supplied (1.25"): 10mm & 25mm Parabolic Primary Mirror 0.5mm Ultra-Thin Secondary Mirror Supports 6x30 Finderscope Direct SLR Camera Connection Wooden Alt-Azimuth Mount with Accessory Tray 73% more Light Gathering than 114mm Many thanks!
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