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  1. He was also looking at these as well - http://www.firstlightoptics.com/heritage/skywatcher-heritage-114p-virtuoso.html http://www.firstlightoptics.com/heritage/skywatcher-heritage-90-virtuoso.html
  2. Hi, can you tell me the difference between these two - http://www.firstlightoptics.com/reflectors/skywatcher-explorer-130m.html http://www.firstlightoptics.com/reflectors/skywatcher-explorer-130p.html and which is the better? I have a friend with a smaller budget who is looking to get his first scope
  3. Thanks again for the advice, still not sure with regards to the Dob, I live in an apartment so storage is difficult. If I could push my budget I could possibly get - http://www.firstlightoptics.com/reflectors/skywatcher-explorer-150p-eq3-2.html Which might suit me better
  4. OK guys, thanks for all your help so far, the majority opinion seems to be a Dob, so I think I'm heading towards the 150P, wil pick up a Telrad and Turn Left at Orion. What eye pieces do you recommend? And anything else?
  5. Hi Thanks for the advice so far, taking it all onboard. I've looked at the Dob and the only issue I have is the size as I do have storage issues, although the scope sounds near perfect for me I don't know if the size is feasible though, but will have a think about it. OK, then if I do away with the electronics and go manual, what other scope/s do you recommend for about £200?
  6. Hi Looking to buy a scope, after loking through these forums and also the scope websites, there is a lot to take in and a lot to offer, just want to make sure I buy the right one. Looking to use for planetary observation, deep space etc Looking to spend no more than £250, also looking to get a scope that's quick to set up and use, so I've been looking at ones that easily find and can observe planets, nebulae, star clusters etc. The ones I've been looking at are - Skywatcher Explorer 130P SupaTrak AUTO Skywatcher Skyhawk 1145P SynScan AZ GOTO Skywatcher Explorer 130P SynScan AZ GOTO But still not sure, if people know any better then please let me know. The main things I'm looking at is good aperture for the price, definitely ease of use as I don't get the free time I want Any help would be much appreciated !
  7. Hi from Wigan, you won't go wrong on this forum
  8. What eyepieces from FLO's website does anyone recommend for the 150p dob? Looking to buy a couple of eyepieces as well as the ones supplied, and a nice wide angled one to keep the planets in view longer. I was going to order a 6mm SkyWatcher Ultrawide Eyepiece from SNS, but with reading about their poor customer service I'm not so sure.
  9. I'm going a bit off topic here with the eye pieces, will post those questions on a seperate thread!
  10. Hi thanks for that, think my son is going to be using a stool to view with either the 150p or 200p. I'm going to be buying the scope and eyepieces from FLO, I was going to buy the eye pieces from SNS, but after reading some poor reviews on their service I've decided to order all from FLO. What eyepieces from FLO's website does anyone recommend for the 150p and 200p? Looking to buy a couple of eyepieces as well as the ones supplied, and a nice wide angled one to keep the planets in view longer.
  11. Hey guys after much deliberating over the last week (and speaking to you guys), I can safely say that a dob will be perfect for me and my son. I was set on buying the Skywatcher 150p, but I am seriously thinking about pushing the cost up slightly and getting the 200p. So what I want to know, is the extra £86 for the scope worth it? What is the height of this scope when vertical, compared to the 150p? Is there a big size size/bulk difference between the two scopes, as I don't want storage to become an issue. Arrrghh, I just don't know what to do now. I'm sat here now changing my mind every 5 seconds! Maybe the 150p is better for me and my son.
  12. Thanks for the replies guys, I think I'm gonna purchase the Bresser bins, don't want to spend too much of them as all of my money is going on my dob and decent eye pieces. The bins are for just running my eyes through the sky quickly and finding what I want to view with the scope, plus also doubling as a 'holiday scope', something me and my son can use with ease when abroad.
  13. or these Meade 10x50 bins - Meade 10x50 Binocular Special Offer
  14. Thanks for the replies guys What about Bresser Travelview 10x50 porro binoculars? They're on sale at the moment for £29.99 at scopesnskies. Bresser Bresser Travelview 10x50 porro binocular Any good?
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