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Helios 8" Newtonian telescope OTA. Equivalent with Skywatcher Explorer 200P.
Has some cosmetic markings, but otherwise in excellent condition.
- 1.25" and 2" eyepiece adapters
- 9x50 finderscope
- long Vixen style dovetail
Price: £130 (negotiable)
Celestron Astromaster Kit is available for £20 extra
Mount not included.
Pick up only in Oxford.
By Victor Boesen
Ok, so i've had my bins since christmas, and since I got a tripod for christmas as well, I want to put my bins on my tripod to make viewing more pleasing.
I have sort of searched around the internet to find an adapter that fits both min bins and my tripod. Btw, my tripod is called velbon videomate 638.
I hope that some of you have had the same problem as me, and that you can help me!
Isn't it nice to have classy, well-behaved visitors? Permit me to introduce (part of) the family Helios Lightquest, which arrived today courtesy of @FLO/The BinocularShop:
The visiting members are (back to front) 25x100, 20x80, 16x70, 10x50.
I imagine that what a lot of people will want to know is: "Are these simply re-badged and re-liveried Lunt Magnesiums?" The short answer is, "No, I don't think so but, on a cursory inspection, they do ooze a similar 'premium binocular' class." For any more than that, you'll have to wait until I've put them through their paces.
However, if there is any aspect of them that you would like covered that I don't usually put in my independent (as distinct from Sky@Night) reviews, please do ask, and I will consider it. Until then, wish me clear dark skies and watch this space...