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  1. I'm hoping to do the S177 course starting in either May or October this year. Do you know if there is a certificate on completion of the assessment? I am sure i have read this before, but maybe it was for a different OU course :S
  2. Ok, so eventually 1 year on, I am in the position to buy my first scope. Following on the great advice, i am going to go for a Skyliner Dob. I have a budget of around £300 max. The big question is do i spend it all on a 200P and not be able to purchase EP's or a Chesire for a long while, or do i go for the 150P and give myself £100 to get some more EP's and /or a Chesire? Again, more advice would be greatly appreciated, also on which EP's you think i should go for. Thanks again
  3. Hello, I got some 10x50 binos for Christmas and have been lucky enough to have some clear skies of late so decided to eventually give them a go. I followed the instructions and no matter how hard i try i still get a double image of the moon or anything else i look at. If i close one eye and focus the detail is quite good, but maybe not as good as it should be? I admit i am probably not the steadiest of handed people, but not sure if this is the complete problem? Any advise would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  4. Hello, I'm after a bit of advice for a first telescope. I would like to be able to see the planets in a bit of detail and be able to view the Messier's and at least some DSO's. I'm currently using 10x50 Binoculars to pick out constellations etc and i think it's time to make that move up. I'm hoping to keep the price below £400 (i know i'll need to buy additional lenses, powertank etc.) I've narrowed it down ( i think ) to one of the following : Celestron Nexstar 4SE Meade ETX80 AT Celestron Nexstar 127 SLT MAK SkyWatcher 127 SynScan AZ Goto MAK. I live very close to Kielder so any effects of light pollution are at a minimum Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
  5. The Kielder area is great for clear skies....when it is not raining
  6. Hello, I've been fascinated by the stars for a long while and have recently moved near to Kielder in Northumberland - which is fantastic as no more (or very very little) light pollution. So now i think it is time to take the step of seeing the constellations and planets that bit closer and going for my first telescope - maybe a Celestron 127 SLT MAK. Really glad i found the site and it has been really useful so far! Dazza
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