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Hi all,

Thinking of buying a proper scope again. The 8 inch skywatcher dob looks very good, anyone got one? Live in apartment on 3rd floor with no lift so can't be too heavy etc. Sky at Night Mag gave it 93% in review, so must be good. Your feedback would be helpful..... :-)
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Hi Neil

I don't have the 8" but I do have a 12" dob which is not to bad to transport (truss tube though) . I don't think you can go far wrong with the 8" Skywatcher and a few nice eyepieces.
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Replied by michael_murphy on topic Skywatcher 200P

Hi Neill,

I have the flextube version of that scope. It is very manageable and gives excellent views. It's easy to transport and set-up.

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Decided to buy the Skywatcher, collecting it this weekend, so the next 2 weeks of cloudy skies are my fault! :whistle:
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So if we get a lousy summer, we'll just blame you Neill ;)
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Replied by johnomahony on topic Skywatcher 200P

Decided to buy the Skywatcher, collecting it this weekend, so the next 2 weeks of cloudy skies are my fault! :whistle:


Enjoy. Nothing like the excitement of getting a new scope. :-)
Now for the rain......... :(
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Hey Neill.

I say buy all your astronomy gear in the rain
as it can only get better after that..lol
Best of luck with you new purchase.

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Looking forward to bringing it down to Kerry in 2 months.
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Looking forward to looking through it
down in Kerry..

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