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Hi friends,
This looks like a pretty good deal...
www.firstlightoptics.com/clearance/hubbl...ector-telescope.html

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Replied by lunartic_old on topic Re: Great telescope deal!

Can it be mounted on a CG-5?
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Replied by wbean on topic Re: Great telescope deal!

Maybe for visual observing. Not for imaging though.
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Replied by lunartic_old on topic Re: Great telescope deal!

I don't think it's worth buying, there are too many modifications to do, first of all it will need a focuser, then a finder scope, something in the 12" bracket should suffice, a fan to cool the mirror down, a mount, dovetail bar and mounting rings, a large step ladder, it all adds up. Of course, not counting changing the car to a large truck to ship it to dark sky sites.

Nah, I think I'll pass, see if something else comes up.

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Replied by wbean on topic Re: Great telescope deal!

Then again, it's wireless! Great for a permanent remote observatory
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Replied by PaulWalsh on topic Re: Great telescope deal!

I am going to wait for the manufacturers (NASA I think they are) to bring out their next model the James Webb model its seems to be a bit better :P
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Replied by stepryan on topic Re: Great telescope deal!

don't know it looks a bit high maintenance for me ;).
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Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re: Great telescope deal!

well, this is a great hobby scope, something you'll be tinkering with for years to come,
Looks like it has full goto, in built peltier cooling and heating, only thing is you'll need to fix your own focuser for eyepieces. : blink:
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Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re: Great telescope deal!

You have to admit, it's a clever way to help spread an online viral link to their site!

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