Lot of stars out tonight

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    Lee middleton
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    Wow the stars that r out tonight its so clear so wish i had my telescope be a few weeks before i get money together though

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    David Galvin
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    Lee, hang on to that money until you come and chat to us.
    Better save it and get a good scope. An 8 inch reflecting telescope for sale at the mo for £300 (approx) but might be a bit big to start with!

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    Lee middleton
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    Ive been looking at this on david heres a link let me know what you think thanks <img src=” title=”Smiley” /> 73150251 Celestron Telescope LCM 114 Short Reflector

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    David Galvin
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    Celestron are one of the better makes and also quality. Very popular ‘scopes are the Skywatcher range, good size aperture at reasonable prices too. Have a look at this site:
    http://www.firstlightoptics.com/az-goto.html

    Hopefuly Brendan will come in on this chat as I think he is pretty up to date with what is what on the market. I bought my scopes a long time ago and will they will probaly see me out. I should add that BBC Star Gazing Live will be on in January 2012 and, as this year, stocks will be flying off the shelf and lots of people will be strugling to get them for a while after. Please don’t rush into buying without chatting to us in person as there are many factors to look at.
    How much are you preared to go up to?
    What to do you want to observe?
    Do you want to take images  or just observe visually?
    How strong are you? How heavy a scope can you lift?
    Do you want a scope that will fit in a car?
    Many things to take into account and chat about.

    #3336

    Brendan Martin
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    Hi Lee, Dave is right there are many questionsnot only the buyer may want to know but a good retailer will ask as many questions to make sure you get something that suits your needs, trying to chat over forums can be difficult but the points Dave raised are the main points, the most important obviously is budget.
    cheers
    Brendan

    #3337

    Lee middleton
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    Hi guys i know ypu told me not to get a scope yet but i couldnt afford to miss out on this offer ive just bought a meade telescope with az goto some meade eyepeices barlow lenses loads of books and software fpr £200 il bring it to pex hill tonight an you can have a look and tell me wat u think c u all later

    #3338

    David Galvin
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    Eager beaver :-)
    I am sure that it is fine, bring it to the observatory so that we can have a look at it.

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