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wobby83
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Hi. Welcome back.

What do you want to spend, look at, in he garden or transport it around, visual or imaging, what sort of mount and accessories do you already have?

James

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I have a moon filter, I'm looking for genral planetary observation and dso, so I'd say I've got about £150 so looking for a used bargain (skywatcher) eq mount pref, for garden and meets

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Hi Terry - good to see you back - now lets see if we can fix you up with a scope - shouldn't be too hard lol.


 


Btw - we have a new site at Wymewold - pop down next meeting :)


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I'm coming round to thinking Dobsonians are probably the best for the DSOs when faced with a budget of low hundreds; most aperture for the budget, there are often a few on astobuysell:


 


 


150mm:


http://www.astrobuysell.com/uk/propview.php?view=70810


 


 


200mm:


http://www.astrobuysell.com/uk/propview.php?view=70097


http://www.astrobuysell.com/uk/propview.php?view=70587


http://www.astrobuysell.com/uk/propview.php?view=70973


 


 


250mm:


http://www.astrobuysell.com/uk/propview.php?view=70179


http://www.astrobuysell.com/uk/propview.php?view=70877


 


 


300mm:


http://www.astrobuysell.com/uk/propview.php?view=70860


 


 


I'd be tempted if you can get a bit more cash together to get a 200mm Dob, that is a lot of aperture for not a massive amount of cash.


 


James

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If you can chuck a few more notes at it and get a 250mm upwards (if your back and bank balance can take it) you won't be disappointed with the extra appature.

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I think i suggested the dob. My reading of the post above was that he wanted an EQ mount AND a scope for £150; though he already has a moon filter.

James

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I'm always dozy!

I might be wrong, he might be saying he's got an OTA and just wants a mount.

I still think if one has £150-250 the biggest dob possible is probably an excellent starting point, unless one can put together another few hundred quid and get a motorised GOTO equatorial mount and then an appropriate OTA whether one is primarily interested in DSO or planetary/lunar.

James

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Yeah - I know Terry quite well - he'll be after a full mounted scope - probably a 130P on EQ2/3 or a 150P on something a bit beefier if we can find him a bargain. He likes using slo mo controls on a polar aligned mount - we've had several sessions on my drive. But like you say - it's always a balance of size and budget - I doubt there's a lot to play with here. :)


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MIght be worth trying a buy it now or best offer email to one of these. I had noticed quite a fall in ending bids compared to ending bids during autumn/winter lately. Maybe just coincidence or due to the time of year when there is not much darktime compared to autumn/winter. I picked a new 130p up for 80 quid with an offer and noticed used going for much higher.


You never know, you could bag a steal.


 


http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_dcat=74927&_sacat=0&_from=R40&Type=Reflector%252FNewtonian&_nkw=skywatcher&LH_Auction=1


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  • 2 weeks later...

I've just found this second hand and have made a few enquiries for you - just waiting to hear back:


 


ORION OPTICS UK 150MM 6†REFLECTOR + VIXEN GP2 MOUNT + WOODEN LEGS + POLARSCOPE + ILLUMINATED RETICULE    £175


 


Interested?


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There's a few tal-1 about for £100. My mate has one its only 110mm but out performs my 130!!! Quality of optics I guess. The tal-2 is a beaut as well at 150mm but harder to find. But, its on a pier and not the best for rough ground, easily modded to cope though. Good luck matey, see you at at dark site some time.

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