Meade or Skylux - Which do you have?

15 years 10 months ago #6399 by lionsden
Meade or Skylux - Which do you have? was created by lionsden

IS it possible to get some indication as to how many people are using each system? just an indication? :lol:


The question has been asked, and now's your chance to answer it. Which Lidl telescope did you get?
I think it should be interesting to see just how many of them there are out there now. If you have either telescope and didn't get it from Lidl, it doesn't matter, you still count. Just make your selection on the poll above.

Leo @ Lionsden
Perhap because light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

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15 years 10 months ago #6402 by dmcdona
Replied by dmcdona on topic Re: Meade or Skylux - Which do you have?
I was greedy and got both... And actually, they are fairly different beasts but surprisingly (on limited review) are optically equal in my estimation.

Dave

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15 years 10 months ago #6403 by Lexi
Replied by Lexi on topic Re: Meade or Skylux - Which do you have?
I got the Sky-Lux only because they didn't have the Meade one then I would have been torn between the two but being a complete novice it's hard to know what's better there's so much talk on this site about the meade one that I'm beginning to thing I made a bad choice?

Although I am enjoying trying to find my way around the sky...I tired to see Saturn last night but no joy and I was freezing to be honest I thought I saw it but it looked so small that I thought it couldn't be it...(pin head small) what's the best lens to use to first view it.....like any beginner I think I won't be happy till I see it... :x

"Shoot for the moon. If you miss, you'll land in the stars." --Les Brown

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15 years 10 months ago #6404 by albertw
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I got the Sky-Lux only because they didn't have the Meade one then I would have been torn between the two but being a complete novice it's hard to know what's better there's so much talk on this site about the meade one that I'm beginning to thing I made a bad choice?


Nah, I have the skylux and its fine. The people going on about the ETX here (me included!) got them to have a small portable computerised scope. For observing the skylux may have the edge with its longer focal length.

Although I am enjoying trying to find my way around the sky...I tired to see Saturn last night but no joy and I was freezing to be honest I thought I saw it but it looked so small that I thought it couldn't be it...(pin head small) what's the best lens to use to first view it.....like any beginner I think I won't be happy till I see it... :x

The smallest eyepiece you have will give the biggest magnification, so start with the biggest, center the image, then use a higher power. You should be able to see the ring at least as well as the images myself and Dave uploaded over the weekend, and perhaps also one of its moons Titan also. Its not going to be very big, but you should be able to make out the ring easily.

Cheers,
~Al

Albert White MSc FRAS
Chairperson, International Dark Sky Association - Irish Section
www.darksky.ie/

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15 years 10 months ago #6407 by Lexi
Replied by Lexi on topic Sky-Lux Carrying Case
Hey,

Does anyone here who has the sky-lux have a carrying case for it? I don't like the idea of having to put it back into the cardboard box it came with everytime I go to use it, I'd like to buy or make a carrying case for it??? Was just wondering if any of you guys/gals have bought or made one...if you bought one would you mind saying where and how much??

All other ideas for transporting and storing the scope greatly received....

Cheers

"Shoot for the moon. If you miss, you'll land in the stars." --Les Brown

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15 years 10 months ago #6409 by Cathy
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Hey,

Does anyone here who has the sky-lux have a carrying case for it? I don't like the idea of having to put it back into the cardboard box it came with everytime I go to use it, I'd like to buy or make a carrying case for it??? Was just wondering if any of you guys/gals have bought or made one...if you bought one would you mind saying where and how much??

All other ideas for transporting and storing the scope greatly received....

Cheers


Hey Lexi,

Would you mind not writing in orange? It really hurts my eyes :(

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15 years 10 months ago #6411 by Lexi
Replied by Lexi on topic Re: Meade or Skylux - Which do you have?
No problem was just adding a little colour....

"Shoot for the moon. If you miss, you'll land in the stars." --Les Brown

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15 years 10 months ago #6412 by Cathy
Replied by Cathy on topic Re: Meade or Skylux - Which do you have?
Thanks :)
A slightly darker colour would be fine, it's just that orange is quite hard to make out against a light background.

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15 years 10 months ago #6429 by Seanie_Morris
Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re: Sky-Lux Carrying Case

Hey,

Does anyone here who has the sky-lux have a carrying case for it? I don't like the idea of having to put it back into the cardboard box it came with everytime I go to use it, I'd like to buy or make a carrying case for it??? Was just wondering if any of you guys/gals have bought or made one...if you bought one would you mind saying where and how much??

All other ideas for transporting and storing the scope greatly received....

Cheers


Lexi,
as a suggestion that was made in this forum
you should think about loosing the accessory try - it will help folf the tripod, and make it that little bit easier to store upright in a corner somewhere. As for the eyepieces after that, I made an all weather box to carry all my (few) eyepieces in for my scopes and barlows.

There are some suggestions there - have a look, you might get a handy idea!

Seanie.[/url]

Midlands Astronomy Club.
Radio Presenter (Midlands 103), Space Enthusiast, Astronomy Outreach Co-ordinator.
Former IFAS Chairperson and Secretary.

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