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2 years 1 month ago #103945 by Neill
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Hi all,

Thinking of buying a proper scope again. The 8 inch skywatcher dob looks very good, anyone got one? Live in apartment on 3rd floor with no lift so can't be too heavy etc. Sky at Night Mag gave it 93% in review, so must be good. Your feedback would be helpful..... :-)

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2 years 1 month ago - 2 years 1 month ago #103947 by johnomahony
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Hi Neil

I don't have the 8" but I do have a 12" dob which is not to bad to transport (truss tube though) . I don't think you can go far wrong with the 8" Skywatcher and a few nice eyepieces.

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2 years 1 month ago #103949 by michael_murphy
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Hi Neill,

I have the flextube version of that scope. It is very manageable and gives excellent views. It's easy to transport and set-up.

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1 year 11 months ago #104242 by Neill
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Decided to buy the Skywatcher, collecting it this weekend, so the next 2 weeks of cloudy skies are my fault! :whistle:

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1 year 11 months ago #104244 by dave_lillis
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So if we get a lousy summer, we'll just blame you Neill ;)

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1 year 11 months ago #104245 by johnomahony
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Neill wrote: Decided to buy the Skywatcher, collecting it this weekend, so the next 2 weeks of cloudy skies are my fault! :whistle:


Enjoy. Nothing like the excitement of getting a new scope. :-)
Now for the rain......... :(

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1 year 11 months ago #104247 by Roy Stewart
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Hey Neill.

I say buy all your astronomy gear in the rain
as it can only get better after that..lol
Best of luck with you new purchase.

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1 year 11 months ago #104248 by Neill
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Looking forward to bringing it down to Kerry in 2 months.

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1 year 11 months ago #104249 by Roy Stewart
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Looking forward to looking through it
down in Kerry..

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