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17 years 8 months ago #33718 by fguihen
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Ive seen a lot of bad reports about astronomy ireland, but they seem competitive on price.
They quoted me a 6" celestron (C6s) Mak for 995 with equatorial mount for 995 euros. andromeda optics is not much cheaper and with shipping is almost on par. greenwich charges more than this when you convert to euros for a starmax 6" Mak.

Where do you guys see the extreemly low prices that make astronomy ireland seem expensive? i really wana know as i cant find them . thanks all.

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17 years 8 months ago #33721 by ftodonoghue
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Cheers
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17 years 8 months ago #33722 by albertw
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They quoted me a 6" celestron (C6s) Mak


Celestron do a 6" Mak? Reference?

Albert White MSc FRAS
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17 years 8 months ago #33724 by gnason
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Ive seen a lot of bad reports about astronomy ireland, but they seem competitive on price.
They quoted me a 6" celestron (C6s) Mak for 995 with equatorial mount for 995 euros. andromeda optics is not much cheaper and with shipping is almost on par. greenwich charges more than this when you convert to euros for a starmax 6" Mak.Where do you guys see the extreemly low prices that make astronomy ireland seem expensive? i really wana know as i cant find them . thanks all.


The C6-S is not a Maksutov-Cassegrain, it's a Schimdt-Cassegrain. €995 seems to more or less a straight conversion from the original UK price of £649 allowing for the slightly different VAT rate so competitive. However, David Hinds has now reduced his price to £549 so worth having further discussions with the AI shop. If they're selling from stock however, they may have bought in at Hinds' original price. This scope is getting good reviews. There is also a C6-SGT computerised version at £899.

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17 years 8 months ago #33725 by gnason
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They quoted me a 6" celestron (C6s) Mak

Celestron do a 6" Mak? Reference?


www.celestron.com/c2/product.php?CatID=11&ProdID=392

As mentioned in previous message, it's a SCT not a Mak.

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17 years 8 months ago #33726 by carlobeirnes
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hi all
just to let you all know i bought 3 telescopes from astronomy ireland through the years and i found them to be the most helpful bunch of lads ever, they even show how to use your telescope if you have any problems i would not get that sort of service if i bought off the net and they have a new price out on all stock if you see cheper on the net they will match it .
carl o beirnes,
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