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17 years 2 months ago #43667 by Matthew C
Welcome to the Boards Declan! You know once your here you can never leave! EVER! :twisted: :wink:

I really wanna get a big pair of binos like that! as for a dob, there are lots around! Lots of sites with good prices!

Skywatcher dob,8" stright to your door,€315! :wink:

www.optical-systems.com/product_info.php...c092f63c96a6ba4548aa

Welcome again!
Matthew

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time. . . .
T. S. Eliot
A wise man....

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17 years 2 months ago #43683 by michaeloconnell
Replied by michaeloconnell on topic Re: Introductions! - Welcome to IrishAstonomy.org!

is there anybody out there...... well just beamed down to this forum and do know a couple of names.

I am a new convert (year or so) but have an interest in all I dont understand. have a "chemist scope" and a 15 x70 pair of binos - I get more use out of these than the scope would like to buy a dob.

any way hello to everybody

declan


Hey Declan!

Great to see you finally made it online! Hope you find the place useful.

Regards,

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17 years 2 months ago #43694 by dpower
Ah Declan!!

good stuff. I was wondering when you'd make an appearance. Welcome.

Mikkel. Cool job! Welcome.

Dave Power

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17 years 2 months ago #43872 by dmolloy
thanks everybody for your welcome... in answer to dmcdona i found the site by surfing in my lunch hour... hungry for knowledge... but sad to see our winter skies slowly deminish sob sob

anyway does anyone have an opinion on the 10 in meade lightbridge? it looks handsome and reviews are medium good. I dont think there are any dealers in Ireland, looks like a good scope to travel in a hatchback, or have I been seduced by its novelty value?

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17 years 2 months ago #43874 by dave_lillis
Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re: Introductions! - Welcome to IrishAstonomy.org!
While over at the UK astrofest in London a few months back, I came across the various lightbridge scopes, all the sizes. I have to say I was happily surprised by their sturdiness and quality. I'd say go for it, but I'd bet you'd be upgrading from the 10" to a bigger aperture, I know I would.
The 12" is excellent value for money, while the 16" is a tiny bit more then I'd expect given the cost of the smaller scopes, then again, we all know that mirror costs go up literally exponentially with diameter.

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Chairman. Shannonside Astronomy Club (Limerick)

Carrying around my 20" obsession is going to kill me,
but what a way to go. :)
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17 years 2 months ago #43882 by albertw

I dont think there are any dealers in Ireland,


There are. You can check out the list of dealers that people here have used at www.irishastronomy.org/boards/viewtopic.php?t=5573

Cheers,
~Al

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