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17 years 3 months ago #42780 by richie9hr
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Greetings all,
considering purchasing my first telescope i am not a newbie as such in that i have a couple of pairs of binos 10x50 and 20x80 so i know my way around the sky . I live in the middle of the city dont have a garden (cliff dweller) so considering some type of grab and go scope purely for visual observing came across a company called telescope -services and a couples of their products caught my eye ,TS mak 102 and the DS mak150 wonder has anyone dealt with this company and also is anyone using these scopes
thanks R ICHIE

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17 years 3 months ago #42789 by Frank Ryan
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Hi Richie....
welcome to the IFAS boards!

You say you want a grab and go scope.....
There are a good few out there...
Have you any prefrence on size, go to etc?

Which city are you in Richie?

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17 years 3 months ago #42798 by richie9hr
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Hello Frank thanks for your interest i live in Waterford city, dont require a goto scope as i know my way around the sky , had in mind maybe a 102 mm mak cass from Telescope -services but completely open-minded

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17 years 3 months ago #42804 by Matthew C
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Hi Richie and WELCOME! Telescope service is a brilliant company! Many others will recommend it! As for their scopes i have nothing but good reports! :wink: They have a VERY good customer after sales record, good prices and cheap shipping! They will recommend the right scope just for you! If they think a scope they dont even sell would suit you better, they will even recommend ANOTHER SHOP! :shock: The Maks sound good!

I see you have 20x80mm binos so i presume you have a fairly solid tripod already? Would you prefer a tripod or a telescope mount?

Hope this helps,
Matthew ]

ps, welcome again! :D

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 3 months ago #42805 by voyager
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If you want grab-and-go then an ETX is always a good bet. Great little scopes, punch far above their aperature as it were.

Welcome aboard!

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17 years 3 months ago #42818 by dave_lillis
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Hi Richie and welcome,
Basically get the biggest scope you can carry around and afford.
The specs for the 150 look great, the focal ratio is 12.6, which is a small bit high for some of the bigger deepsky stuff.
If you get it, get the 2" visual back version, this makes the scope more versatile with eyepieces.
Aperture is everything, do not compromise on aperture, if you do, it will cost you more money in the long run.

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