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Orion (yet again) from last night brrrrrrrrr

Discussion in 'Astronomy & Astrophotography' started by Skywatcher, Nov 23, 2008.

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    ok thx, regards to the mount whats that for?
     
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    The telescope is just the tube the mount is the 'tripod' it sits on it contains the computer and motor to track the object - also contains a polar scope for alignment and the weights to balance
     
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    oh right, the one i saw that you have was 320 , for the scope and tripod
     
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    no just the scope - the skywatcher ed80 is 230 for just th eoptical tube and nothing else. - the mount for mine was £700 on top of the cost of the scope
     
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    oh and mick - these are mainly for imaging - you wouldn't see as much through these as you would with a large aperture reflector
     
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    ok thx chris :)
     

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