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Vivitar 120x Refractor Telescope and Microscope Kit Now Only £15.99 @ Home Bargains Instore

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Picked this up today for xmas, selling at double the price on Amazon & @ argos The Vivitar Telescope-Microscope set features a 60x/120x lightweight, durable refractor telescope with interchangeable…
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I bought this for my daughters birthday and for a child's one it is really good what you get with it. Loads of extra lenses. Slides and sample bottles a little knife and tweezers etc... I'm not sure how good they work but for a start up set for a child it really is worth the money, it definitely looks more expensive
Probably junk. The telescope will get you a closer look at the Moon & maybe a blurred view of Jupiter/Saturn if you can hold it steady enough.No idea on the microscope.
It is only £16, which in this case, I think you get what you pay for.
Heat.I am sure peeps will say it is awful but it is awfully cheap.
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Chicco Pelican Children's Trike with Telescope Handle £10.89 @ Argos

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Excellent price for this Amusing tricycle with funny pelican face and claw pedals. Total safety since its first use, thanks to the steering locking system and the possibility to lock or release the…
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oos within a 10 mile radius of Wolverhampton :-(

anybody who is going to collect one... if you join the birthday club for Argos you get a £5 off voucher for collection only (u can print off or screenshot it & show at till) even bigger bargain at under £6

hope it works for you :-)
oos in meadowhall sheffield for me :(
anyone who reserved one at meadowhall and dont want it any more .plzzz can i have reservation number plz let me know plzzzz
SoniaB
Oos everywhere

not everywhere. there's still stores that have them :) where about's are you?
Oos everywhere
no1kazza
Just tried again and reserved for Monday pick up thanks my son will love going to pre school on this :)
You're very welcome I hope he enjoys it :D
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Celestron Travel Scope 70 telescope kit £51.67 @ Amazon

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Box Contains 1 x Celestron Travelscope 70  1x Preassembled Aluminium Tripod  1 x Custom backpack  1 x 4mm Eyepiece  1 x 10mm Eyepiece  1 x 20mm Eyepiece  1 x 3x Barlow Lens  1 x Sky X - The
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I have one myself, decent little scope but the tripod as awful, as soon as you touch anything on the scope it wobbles and you have to find the object you are looking at again!
Jenn101
there's also the Costo offer... put all 3 to a friend of mine and he said they are all rubbish, I spotted the above Amazon offer a week ago and nearly bought it but after his advice I'm glad i never (does look nice though), best bet is is you are keen join an online forum and ask for help there, too many factors need to be checked out before spending good money on a scope, so best to ask and get some advice first...


many of the astronomy forums give it a good write up. as an introduction to astronomy it is a good buy and Amazon are throwing in a few extras compared to similar kits offered elsewhere eg currys. seems to be excellent value.
Spot on post
Lol i enjoyed that post. Probably spot on too.
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50% off All Jessops Telescopes using voucher code @ Jessops

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Ahh, sorry. Only works on Jessops own brand doesn't it..
I've just tried this on a sale item and a full price item and it didn't work on either..
Not working on majority of items
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BRESSER High Performance Telescope - £69.99 @ LIDL

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5 x 24 viewfinder and diagonal mirrorWith 2 eyepieces for observing a range of celestial bodies from the moon and stars to planets and galaxies (4mm & 20mm)Simulate the heavens and plan observations w…
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Been looking for a telescope for a while now, on a limited budget so on a good hunt for a bargain.... The above link to Amazon seems to be the best but there's a good one available via costco too but the one from Amazon still looks a better deal (cheaper too)
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Celestron AstroMaster LT76AZ Telescope - £59.89 - Costco - Online

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This was on HUKD a few weeks ago at £69.99, but has now been reduced further! Details below: The AstroMaster Series is perfect if you want a portable and easy to assemble telescope for celestial vi…
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Lol, sorry this is my first/second post. I thought my first post didn't process hence the second post.
Seems a good deal but already posted......


....... by you! :D

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CELESTRON Powerseeker 76/700 Reflector Telescope-Half Price £49.99 @ Currys

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Better than yesterdays Amazon Black Friday deal and a pretty good starter model to boot. Sturdy tripod included and even includes a Moon filter! Look to the stars with this Celestron Powerseeker 7…
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well the cheaper Argos version arrived 20 mins ago - very impressed in what was delivered and free delivery and only priced at 28.99

just went on ebay to buy another and argos sold out ( sold 120 ) looks like this telescope but nearly half the price - i like the red dot feature - will set it up over the weekend

if i like my new hobby i will buy myself something bigger in the near future
i went for the cheap one at 28.99

features look ok for the price = 399x and red dot
vtservices
there is a cheaper one on ebay aros outlet for 28.99 delivered

Yes that is cheap. I think (after reading) I will go for something like this or better. Just waiting for a bargain :)

Skywatcher HERITAGE-130P Dobsonian Telescope
there is a cheaper one on ebay aros outlet for 28.99 delivered
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Celestron PowerSeeker 50AZ Telescope £25.00 c&c or p&p £2.95 @ ASDA DIRECT

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£51.02 on Amazon. Mixed reviews but I think its worth a go.
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People want a telescope to see things they can't see. You'd be much better off getting a good second hand one than a bad new one. I have two. One my in-laws bought my son that I haven't the heart to throw away and the proper one that costs more and works.
Thanks OP, my son has mentioned a telescope a few times now and this is an ideal price range for him to give it a go, he's only 7 so didn't want to spend a fortune and the majority of reviews on amazon seem to suggest it will be fine for kids
the best telescope is one you'll use. ive got a skywatcher 8 inch dob

aldi got a dob with 76mm mirror in it looks comparable to other 70 odd mm dobs (skywatcher and celestron do them)

no messing about with wobbly tripods or that just plonk it down somewhere stable and away you go


Edited By: ZEbbEDY on Nov 26, 2014 22:08
But heat added as it is cheap and you might think it's fine.
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Dobson Telescope £39.99 @ Aldii

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Gaze into the night sky and spot stars and constellations. Lens diameter 76mm Focal length 350mm Eyepiece focal lengths SR-4mm and H-20mm Eyepiece diameter 31.7mm Telescope type Dobson Reflecto…
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You never know you might just be able to see something like this from your bedroom window or back garden

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2847259/Move-Hubble-Amateur-astronomer-takes-stunning-photos-colourful-galaxies-garden-Michigan.html


Terry Hancock has created his own mini-observatory in his backgarden in Michigan.
It houses an Astro-Tech 12 inch f/8 Ritchey-Chrétien astrograph, a TMB 92SS F5.5 APO Refractor, an equatorial mount is a Paramount GT-1100S with the MKS-4000 electronics.
An equatorial mount is a mount used to follow the rotation of the sky. Cameras include a QHY9M and a QHY11 monochrome CCD.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2847259/Move-Hubble-Amateur-astronomer-takes-stunning-photos-colourful-galaxies-garden-Michigan.html#ixzz3KYvfVErI
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I am tempted in getting a telescope but these (snobs?!) don't think much of this one.


http://stargazerslounge.com/topic/169479-aldi-telescope/

Don't know why the snob remark had to be brought up. Bearing in mind the site seems to used by some keen telescope users, I thought you would have taken onboard their views, instead of having a delusional conviction that this is any good.

Why are you focusing on one word? Who said I didn't take their views on board? You missed the point of my post i.e. Is this telescope any good or a waste of 40 quid. Ffs
Well from what I have read i get the impression this is very low end kit and better and cheaper kit can be found. If you don't want to waste 40 quid then wait while they reduce it in a week or two, as I think Aldi are getting like the rest of the supermarkets lately inflating prices and then dropping them.

The Celestron PowerSeeker 60 Telescope is about (at 1pm) to be reduced In the Amazon Black Friday's sale- at the moment it is £60 but interested in what deal they might offer. If fulfilled by Amazon then returns are very simple so might give it a go and see if I like it.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0002CTZAC/ref=gb1h_img_c-3_2967_4778c01d?pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_s=center-3&pf_rd_r=19W2YJERXWC167S02S5J&pf_rd_i=161428031&pf_rd_p=560112967

£39.99 on amazon lightning deal. Seems to be well reviewed and a good find. Thanks
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I am tempted in getting a telescope but these (snobs?!) don't think much of this one.


http://stargazerslounge.com/topic/169479-aldi-telescope/

Don't know why the snob remark had to be brought up. Bearing in mind the site seems to used by some keen telescope users, I thought you would have taken onboard their views, instead of having a delusional conviction that this is any good.

Why are you focusing on one word? Who said I didn't take their views on board? You missed the point of my post i.e. Is this telescope any good or a waste of 40 quid. Ffs
Well from what I have read i get the impression this is very low end kit and better and cheaper kit can be found. If you don't want to waste 40 quid then wait while they reduce it in a week or two, as I think Aldi are getting like the rest of the supermarkets lately inflating prices and then dropping them.

The Celestron PowerSeeker 60 Telescope is about (at 1pm) to be reduced In the Amazon Black Friday's sale- at the moment it is £60 but interested in what deal they might offer. If fulfilled by Amazon then returns are very simple so might give it a go and see if I like it.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0002CTZAC/ref=gb1h_img_c-3_2967_4778c01d?pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_s=center-3&pf_rd_r=19W2YJERXWC167S02S5J&pf_rd_i=161428031&pf_rd_p=560112967
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I am tempted in getting a telescope but these (snobs?!) don't think much of this one.


http://stargazerslounge.com/topic/169479-aldi-telescope/

Don't know why the snob remark had to be brought up. Bearing in mind the site seems to used by some keen telescope users, I thought you would have taken onboard their views, instead of having a delusional conviction that this is any good.

Why are you focusing on one word? Who said I didn't take their views on board? You missed the point of my post i.e. Is this telescope any good or a waste of 40 quid. Ffs

Well from what I have read i get the impression this is very low end kit and better and cheaper kit can be found. If you don't want to waste 40 quid then wait while they reduce it in a week or two, as I think Aldi are getting like the rest of the supermarkets lately inflating prices and then dropping them.
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Skywatcher Startravel 120T Telescope OTA / Amazon Prime £204.99

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This is a telescope OTA (Optical Tube Assembly), meaning you will also need a mount/tripod to use it. So it is mainly for people who already have a mount and want to add a rich-field refractor OTA lik…
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very sorry guys you're right it is different model...

Well, there's a bit of dyslexia going on... The one I am talking about has an objective lens diameter of 120mm, so it has 38% more light-gathering capability than the one you are talking about with a 102mm diameter. So, yeah, that ones is smaller and cheaper, but it is not related to this deal.

And note I have been tracking the price since April (I ended up with an ED80 instead though since I wanted to do more photography than visual), so I know it has never been at this price before.

Edited By: ecuador on Nov 02, 2014 16:33

not that I know anything about telescopes but you're linking to a different model.
Hmm, I thought it auto-linked, sorry:
The package with astronomical mount: here

The package better for daytime: here

And a cheaper option if you want a first-time telescope (not for daytime viewing though): here
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Celestron AstroMaster LT76AZ Telescope £69.99 @ Costco

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The AstroMaster Series is perfect if you want a portable and easy to assemble telescope for celestial viewing. This LT76AZ reflector telescope will produce bright, clear images of the Moon and planets…
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my son recently got a telescope(not this one ) i thought bah it will be naff you wont see anything

that was until we had a full moon

and it blew my mind

it is simply amazing looking at the moon through one


it really is one of the things you must do before you die







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bigal22
Does santa deliver this or can it be purcahsed from a particular retailer at that price?

haha can be bought online from Costco, click on get deal to go the link :)
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Would be useful to put retailer in the title
Retailer - Costco online (in the title)
Does santa deliver this or can it be purcahsed from a particular retailer at that price?
Would be useful to put retailer in the title
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15% discount on Telescopes using voucher code @ Jessops

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Skywatcher Explorer 200P Telescope + EQ5 Mount Kit + quidco £373.50 @ Jessops

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Quite powerful telescope with mount. Amazon are selling it for £440 and Jessops are selling for £415. Use voucher code BINOS10 which was marked as expired on HUKD but I have tried it on Friday and…
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Just tried the binos10 code which worked. The telescopes15 did not work.

Edited By: zzzz on Nov 14, 2014 09:36
Blinking Heck - delivered today and it comes in big boxes! A steal at the price - many thanks OP! X)
rawhead
Good deal. Have some heat..

It is a big and heavy set up.

I found astronomy generally quite challenging.
Collimation.
Setting it all up (in the dark) Polar alignment etc..
Staying up far too late.
Getting very cold.
Waiting for the 'right' conditions. (no clouds or wind)
Actually managing to find what you are looking for in the night sky
Avoiding light pollution
Waiting for there not to be a big moon in the sky.
Not getting properly dark during the summer...........
All the extra bits and bobs cost a small fortune.

Not a hobby for the faint hearted.

That said, your first view of Saturn's rings will stay with you for life :))



Too true. And waiting 10-15 mins from when you saw any bright light to adjust.
Plus the best times are when it's freezing cold and less moisture in the air :D.
Read an interesting book on the Herschels, now that took some dedication! Discoverers of the Universe: William and Caroline Herschel
I'm lucky in that my new build home has a switch for the street lamp at the back of my garden, otherwise i'd be blinded by it.

Edited By: NitrousUK on Oct 13, 2014 18:33
sffs
The code TELESCOPES15 knocks 15% off instead of the 10% mentioned above


Many thanks for that! I called customer support and they have refunded me around £20 to cover the difference!
sffs
The code TELESCOPES15 knocks 15% off instead of the 10% mentioned above


Brilliant post sffs and many thanks - I cancelled my order using the original code and re-ordered using TELESCOPES15 for £352.75. When I spoke to Jessops' Customer Services, I asked about availability of the Telescope, as previous orders that were awaiting stock had been cancelled, and got this email that might help those that have ordered:

"I have spoken with the purchasing department and stock for the Skywatcher Explorer 200P Telescope + EQ5 Mount Kit should be available in the next week, but unfortunately I cannot give a definite date."
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Skywatcher Explorer 200P-DS 8" Reflector Telescope OTA - £280.34 @ Amazon

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Ok, this is a deal for about the 5 people reading that are into amateur astronomy. This 8" newtonian reflector OTA (Optical Tube Assembly = you also need mount/tripod) is a great mid-range telescope f…
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Just found the same model here for £280, now the OP has expired.

That is NOT the same model (200P vs 200P-DS). I have already analyzed the differences and the price too expensive at £280 for the plain 200P, it sells around £250 in other places (e.g. FLO)
Just found the same model here for £280, now the OP has expired.
I had one of they cheap ones you get from Argos years ago. I must admit, the first time you actually see the craters on the moon for yourself, you are blown away. I would really like to get something more advanced, and they pics posted earlier are great Andrew!
DarrylJohn
I've always wanted a telescope.in the hope of catching something extra terrestrial. Anyone ever seen anything strange?


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I've always wanted a telescope.in the hope of catching something extra terrestrial. Anyone ever seen anything strange?
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Argos Cristal 800mm Reflector Telescope. Cheapest ever £28.99 was £79.99

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Previously posted at £31.99, now reduced again. Limited stock but home delivery available too. The naysayers will say it wont see the other side of the universe but at this price it might make a g…
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Anyone used it yet? is it any good?
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DistortedVision
I'd recommend asking on the forum: http://www.stargazerslounge.com for more details and you'll get much more input from experts.


No need for an expert.

If it's the moon you want to see, binoculars will do.

If you want to see more and assuming the conditions are perfect, you'll have to spend several hundred pounds.

That is all.
I got some sky masters 20x70 and they are great for what I want them for (no need for tripod, but would help) I think bought then that you do need a tripod so think about what you want it first thou. Also check on ebay as I got mine for £45 and they come up trust price a lot, hope it helps and happy star serching :)
I think even kids would be disappointed with this. Personally even for children I think you better off getting a pair of binoculars.

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Has anyone a decent word to say or do you know everything there is to know about the universe and are not bothered about someone getting a bargain for a decent starter telescope for their kids
I was replying to bobo53 who said his budget was up to £400.

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DistortedVision
Best telescope is one that you are going to use. This video explains the 3 most common types of telescopes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goL3K_xQzbE

My first was a Meade ETX 125. The Meade ETX range has GOTO function which is very helpful for beginners. Basically it has a computer and the telescope has computerised motors so once you've aligned it you just chose an object you wish to see and the telescope moves to that object.

Take a look at the Meade ETX90:

http://www.harrisontelescopes.co.uk/acatalog/Meade_ETX90_AT_Telescope.html

I think you should be able to get it cheaper if you look around and spend the rest on getting some eyepieces.
Any questions just ask.

Good luck!

Only £429. Bit of a difference
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jessops telescope offer collect in store only £19.97

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Jessops 800-80 Astronomical Telescope An Ideal starter scope for any budding astronomer, everything required to open up the fantastic world of astronomy and bring the delights of space observation do…
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are these any good? looking for a cheap unit for the kids to play with.

I hope you didn't get one of these. Terrible telescopes turn people away from astronomy. Get your kids a pair of 10x50 binoculars (Lidl stocks such a pair once or twice a year for 17 quid). Or if you want a telescope the absolute cheapest you can go is the Funscope (costs 50 on amazon right now), or the much better Skywatcher Heritage 100P
are these any good? looking for a cheap unit for the kids to play with.
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Not required as the wife can see everything
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Not required as the wife can see everything
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seems to be out of stock

in store collection only
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Jessops Astronomical Telescope 1100-102 102mm £40.47 @ Jessops

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Really good starter scope. Use code binos10 to get price to £40.47 collect in store. Delivery is available but may be a bit of a wait. Spec: Jessops Astronomical Telescope 1100-102 Larger tele…
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OK, budget really is only about £50 - would this or the Sky-Watcher Heritage 76 be a better choice. This has a bigger mirror but I know that's not all there is to it and quality comes into it.

Thanks
Will I be able to see the Alien Bases on the moon with this?
RyanBest
Lets be honest, whose actually going to use this for it's proper use? (_;)


It produces an up-side-down image so you will have to stand on your head to view any object that isn't in the sky
If your looking for a starter Telescope then you would be better looking at the Skywatcher/Celestron scope's, they cost more than this but will be far far far better as the optics in these cheap scopes are very poor and will put you off. Avoid ebay scopes also as these use the same awful optics as these Tasco/Jessopes scopes. Not only are the optics rubbish everything else is too from build quality of the scope to the mount which comes with them, you would be better of with a pair of 10x50 Binoculars (meade/bresser which pop up in Lidl now and again for around 12 quid or online around 20 quid) or the skymaster binoculars 15x70 (big Binoculars best off on a tripod if you have shakey hands).
Just IMHO of course but I have been doing Astronomy/Astrophotography for years and know what to stay clear of.
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I've tried this type of telescope before & generally they are all poor. To get a good telescope you need to spend a lot more than £50. After a couple of tries you will pack this up forget about it. Do yourself a favour, go to a club & try some scopes out to see what you get for your cash.
So does that tell us this scope cant really see planets? If not, which sort of price range to see a decent planet images? Would be cool to point us to a right direction. Which sort of brand and model you can recommend us?

I've got a slightly larger scope than this (a Skywatcher Heritage 130p flextube - around £130) With the highest magnification eyepiece I've got, Jupiter is a small dot that you can see some colour banding across, and you can see the larger moons around it as specks of light. Saturn is a white dot with a band around it. The moon is pretty good though - lots of detail to see there


Thanks for the details. Will look into it. So i take it this telescope will be even worst then the one you ve mentioned earlier with the £130 telescope.
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Cristal 800mm Reflector Telescope (was £79.99) now £31.99 reserve and collect instore ARGOS (limited stock so hurry)

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A very good price for a reflector telescope. may be for a young beginner/amateur collect in store only limited store, be quick. It's amazing how much extra stars you can see just with a pair of bin…
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Not worth it. Please guys if you're getting a scope for astronomy you want 4.5 inch minimum for a reflector and 60mm minimum for a refractor. Also for binoculars look up celestron skymasters. If you really want good views the best bang for buck is a 6 inch skywatcher dobsonian.

brilliant advice :)

Edited By: wolverine2031 on Jul 28, 2014 10:22: missed note
Has anyone who has bought this telescope from Argos please post your experience with it.

Could you see any nearby planets and the craters on the moon with it?

Many thanks.
disappointing sold out on Southport and Ormskirk. :-(
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Not worth it. Please guys if you're getting a scope for astronomy you want 4.5 inch minimum for a reflector and 60mm minimum for a refractor. Also for binoculars look up celestron skymasters. If you really want good views the best bang for buck is a 6 inch skywatcher dobsonian.

Wonder what the neighbours mean by 'peeping Tom' ?!

http://www.astrobuysell.com/paul/logbook/VenusTransitSetUp.jpg


I'm worried that things may not end well for that patio furniture
Perfect for sighting the new moon to mark end of Ramadan and to start Eid
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ELC telescope £6.00

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Down from £20 to £6 apparently. No p&p if you click and collect. Age from 5 years
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It's so poor you can actually look at the sun........
I agree with most of the comments here - the image quality will be so poor as to put kids off astronomy rather than get them interested.
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Thanks Patrick

No problem. Pay attention next time or you get the bat.

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/10/21/article-0-0E717E9200000578-0_634x468.jpg

Edited By: ScoobyStoo on Jul 14, 2014 16:56
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It's a kids telescope for £6 FFS! Is Patrick Moore still alive and posting on here?

It's a worthless bag o' sh*te for £6. Save yourself the effort and just get it delivered straight to your nearest landfill.

As toy telescopes go these are much better value for money and will have better optics. The local pound shop does them in bags of 15 for a quid.

https://img1.etsystatic.com/038/0/5491764/il_570xN.626192867_nlix.jpg
Thanks Patrick
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It's a kids telescope for £6 FFS! Is Patrick Moore still alive and posting on here?

It's a worthless bag o' sh*te for £6. Save yourself the effort and just get it delivered straight to your nearest landfill.

As toy telescopes go these are much better value for money and will have better optics. The local pound shop does them in bags of 15 for a quid.

https://img1.etsystatic.com/038/0/5491764/il_570xN.626192867_nlix.jpg
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10% off Binoculars & Telescopes using voucher code @ Jessops

Instructions:Enter BINOS10 at the checkout and receive 10% off all binoculars and telescopes.  
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Worked for me, £13.40 off the Skywatcher Evostar 90 Telescope (EQ2) - CHEERS!!
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CELESTRON LCM 76 Computerised Newtonian Reflector Telescope - Unsealed £141.50 at Currys / PCworld Ebay

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CELESTRON LCM 76 Computerised Newtonian Reflector Telescope - Unsealed £141.50
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Seems like a good deal. Though I got some good tips on a posting a few months back. http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/sky-watcher-explorer-130m-eq2-motorised-newtonian-reflector-telescope-wex-photographic-1842889
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Sky-Watcher Explorer-130M (EQ2) Motorised Newtonian Reflector Telescope - Wex Photographic Warehouse Express - £169.00 delivered

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I know diddly squat about astronomy, but, when looking for an entry level first scope, I stumbled across this deal. It's the cheapest price I could find including delivery. Reason for posting is…
matedodgy Avatar2y, 6m agoFound 2 years, 6 months ago14 Comments
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Thanks to everyone for their help on this deal. It got nicely warm in the end which I wasn't expecting. I think I will go for the Heritage as an introduction to astronomy and because I can take it on holiday with me to darker skies. So the portability is becoming important to me. I can always upgrade later.

I've just bought the classic text Turn Left at Orion and that will help also.
At lower magnifications things won't move too quickly.If you plan to use this with the moon, I suggest looking at a moon filter. This is quite a large aperture scope, and the moon will be REALLY bright. This is a reflector type, which often have large mirrors for gathering lots of light and observations of deep space objects which are normally very faint.

FLO have the Celestron 130 with motor drive for £149. They are another well recognized brand, but not one I've had my hands on.

Edited By: JBardey on Mar 04, 2014 17:35
Ah, yes, that's what JBardey said - would be ok for grabbing quick snaps, but not to track for longer exposures. This telescope is a viewing scope mainly then which suits my purposes. I like the idea it would track objects in the sky as the moon and such like move so fast.
I'm afraid that the tracking on a EQ2 mount would be fine for visual use, but poor for imaging the night sky. The tracking would not be accurate or smooth enough to give you good imagies on anything other than a very short exposure. Thats why imaging mounts for telescopes or indeed suitable Camera mounts are expensive. The tracking has to be accurate and smooth enough so you dont get blurred images from tracking errors etc

This is the response I got. A shame really :(
The best place to ask questions is on here http://stargazerslounge.com/ there are a lot of knowledgeable people who are very happy to help in all aspects of Astronomy :)
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Draper spotter telescope on extending tripod with holdall - 30 x 60 - £24.99 express delivered - Ebay toolsville

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reviews on Amazon not so good
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5% off Celestron Telescopes using code @ Wex Photographic

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Skywatcher Mercury 607 telescope £56.99 Amazon merchant MegaDeals UK

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Good starter telescope. It's not the largest or best going but Skywatcher are a decent brand. Reviews suggest it comes with a barlow and moon lens that you'd normally have to pay more for - with Celes…
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It appears to be back in stock.
Thank you.
dach
matedodgy
dach
Objective Lens Diameter: 60mm. That's very small. OK for the moon and Jupiter but Saturn and anything else is going to look disappointingly dark and fuzzy.

90mm is the smallest I would recommend. 120mm is ideal.

Not voted either way as I know some people with little money will still get some use out of this.

Any product link you recommend for a 120mm starter?

I've not used this company, but this is the product I would recommend

Skywatcher 120mm

Sorry that was the 90mm, here's the 120mm >Skywatcher 120mm
matedodgy
dach
Objective Lens Diameter: 60mm. That's very small. OK for the moon and Jupiter but Saturn and anything else is going to look disappointingly dark and fuzzy.

90mm is the smallest I would recommend. 120mm is ideal.

Not voted either way as I know some people with little money will still get some use out of this.

Any product link you recommend for a 120mm starter?

I've not used this company, but this is the product I would recommend

Skywatcher 120mm
dach
Objective Lens Diameter: 60mm. That's very small. OK for the moon and Jupiter but Saturn and anything else is going to look disappointingly dark and fuzzy.

90mm is the smallest I would recommend. 120mm is ideal.

Not voted either way as I know some people with little money will still get some use out of this.

Any product link you recommend for a 120mm starter?
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Celestron SkyProdigy 130 self aligning GoTo telescope, £395.00 from First Light Optics plus £7 p&p

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Came across this when browsing, seems a great deal with a saving of over £250 This is a 130mm Newtonion reflector telescope from Celestron. However, this model is fully automated - simply power it
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Hi
What are the views like through it? I had a 130m Skywatcher and was always a bit disappointed, it probably needed collimating and I live in a light polluted area. Also the lack of goto meant I was never really sure if I was on target or not and searching out deep sky fuzzies was a no go, despite my best star hopping efforts.
Any feedback welcome because I am seriously tempted by this.
thanks
jut1972
JonF992
Transmigration
Im looking for a telescope but this is way over my budget. The one i might get is Skywatcher Heritage 130p.
its portable and heard it is really good at what it does.

I've got one of these as well as a couple of big scopes. My kids use it, and I'm amazed at how good it is. Simple and effective, top value.

Hi
What are the views like through it? I had a 130m Skywatcher and was always a bit disappointed, it probably needed collimating and I live in a light polluted area. Also the lack of goto meant I was never really sure if I was on target or not and searching out deep sky fuzzies was a no go, despite my best star hopping efforts.
Any feedback welcome because I am seriously tempted by this.
thanks

Well if you live in a place with a lot of light pollution you need the biggest scope you can afford. And GOTO is useful because at least you know you're looking in the right place...so it might come down to a big dob or a smaller GOTO. But if you like star hopping a big Dob will be better, with a dewshield (as that helps to prevent extraneous light bouncing around into the tube). Also recommend a cloth over your head to increase the contrast (weird but true) and put up some shielding from any lights that are near you. eg hang a sheet off the washing line.
Personally I don't enjoy the star hopping. I just want to look at stuff :)
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yeah I struggled with star hopping. The scope shows so many stars it was hard to work out which was which!
Hi
What are the views like through it? I had a 130m Skywatcher and was always a bit disappointed, it probably needed collimating and I live in a light polluted area. Also the lack of goto meant I was never really sure if I was on target or not and searching out deep sky fuzzies was a no go, despite my best star hopping efforts.
Any feedback welcome because I am seriously tempted by this.
thanks[/quote]
jut1972
JonF992
Transmigration
Im looking for a telescope but this is way over my budget. The one i might get is Skywatcher Heritage 130p.
its portable and heard it is really good at what it does.

I've got one of these as well as a couple of big scopes. My kids use it, and I'm amazed at how good it is. Simple and effective, top value.

Hi
What are the views like through it? I had a 130m Skywatcher and was always a bit disappointed, it probably needed collimating and I live in a light polluted area. Also the lack of goto meant I was never really sure if I was on target or not and searching out deep sky fuzzies was a no go, despite my best star hopping efforts.
Any feedback welcome because I am seriously tempted by this.
thanks

Well if you live in a place with a lot of light pollution you need the biggest scope you can afford. And GOTO is useful because at least you know you're looking in the right place...so it might come down to a big dob or a smaller GOTO. But if you like star hopping a big Dob will be better, with a dewshield (as that helps to prevent extraneous light bouncing around into the tube). Also recommend a cloth over your head to increase the contrast (weird but true) and put up some shielding from any lights that are near you. eg hang a sheet off the washing line.
Personally I don't enjoy the star hopping. I just want to look at stuff :)

Edited By: CFC on Jan 22, 2014 01:00
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Yeah the earth's flat. Good boy.
No its neither flat neither globe.
Thanks much appreciated.
jut1972
JonF992
Transmigration
Im looking for a telescope but this is way over my budget. The one i might get is Skywatcher Heritage 130p.
its portable and heard it is really good at what it does.

I've got one of these as well as a couple of big scopes. My kids use it, and I'm amazed at how good it is. Simple and effective, top value.

Hi
What are the views like through it? I had a 130m Skywatcher and was always a bit disappointed, it probably needed collimating and I live in a light polluted area. Also the lack of goto meant I was never really sure if I was on target or not and searching out deep sky fuzzies was a no go, despite my best star hopping efforts.
Any feedback welcome because I am seriously tempted by this.
thanks

Hi, first off they're on special offer at First Light Optics, a good company to deal with. I think the views are very good. What you see all depends on the eyepiece used. The standard ones aren't all that good, but decent ones are not too pricy - say thirty quid or so. With my 6mm eyepiece, you can see a bit of detail on Jupiter if the sky's clear. I've seen the Orion nebula through it, very good too, and Andromeda is good. The key is finding your way aruond. A combination of the book "Turn Left at Orion" and the free software Stellarium should see you right. You can also get good free or very cheap apps which can act as a sky guide.
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Astronomy Photographer of the Year (Hardback) Vol 2 RRP £25 >>£7.95 delivered @ The Book People

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Is it only me or it is £5 already?
The price of £7.95 delivered is the £5 + £2.95 delivery charge.


I got it, thanks! I ordered some more books, so it was delivered for free.
I can't see any 10% off voucher?
Nickita
Is it only me or it is £5 already?
The price of £7.95 delivered is the £5 + £2.95 delivery charge.
Is it only me or it is £5 already?
junk4
Postage charge added - free delivery is only when spending over £10 and using code HAPPY, or spending over £25 otherwise. There's also a 10% off code in the Vouchers section which could bring the delivered price down to £7.45. :)

so why has the price not been changed to the price inc voucher?
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national geographic telescope £29.99 (was £39.99) @ ALDI

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saw this in Blackwater Aldi, they had lots of stock out, not sure if it's nationwide. Reduced from £39.99
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def national as i saw in wolverhampton aldi reduced not manu left HEAT ADDED THANKU
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Dobson telescope now half price £19.99 @ Aldi

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Saw this tonight at my local store they had plenty in so could be store wide. Shared Via The HUKD App For Android.
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3" aperture - Fine for looking at the moon but can't imagine you'd get much else out of it?
Tempted...
Are these any good?
I liked these at the full price. Very portable.
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Praktica Telescope 15 - 45 x 60S with Tripod Tesco Online £29.50 C&C Was £59

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This superbly styled Praktica telescope has zoom range of 15 to 45X magnification, and the 60mm objective lens ensures an extremely bright image. Although it is primarily designed for terrestrial use,…
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Celestron PowerSeeker 114EQ Telescope £74.89 @ costco

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Costco have got the Celestron telescope on offer at the minute, brilliant telescope for a budding astronomer and a really good price too, did a quick search and found it on Play.com for around £92. Or…
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Just ordered! Thanks op!
Don't forget Stargazing Live on the BBC 7th-9th January 2014.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b019h4g8
Edited to include the word telescope in the title, the picture may not be a big enough clue!
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Jessops telescope £40.00 at Jessops Cardiff 75% off rrp

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Range of exdisplay telescopes being sold with 75% off at Jessops Cardiff http://www.jessops.com/online.store/products/76685/show.html this module is £40 jessops telescope ta900-114eq is £…
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I've always wanted one of these as there's a fit blonde who lives opposite me.
thats me in a wig mate glad you like lol
oooh young man !x
I was in the store today, they still have quite a few left!
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Makkand
EveshamLad
Ordered!

Ordered? I thought that this was an instore deal?

I phoned the store up :)

I'll give it a shot - fingers crossed! Thank you!
Makkand
EveshamLad
Ordered!

Ordered? I thought that this was an instore deal?

I phoned the store up :)
Makkand
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I'm using an older smaller and cheaper jessops Telescope and I've had some fantastic viewings with it, if you can get this for 40 quid you should buy it

Really tempted after your comment, what have you managed to catch with your telescope?

just the other day i looked at jupiter and saw some banding and moons, great orion nebula (you can see blue clouding), the moon, plaedies (if thats how you spell it) to name a few. this has an equatorial mount by the looks of it so it will be a lot more stable and easy to use than mine.
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With this telescope I can find all the flamedeer ;)
aldi had a similar deal for £40. These do not have an equatorial mount which means at high magnification the stars move out of sight quickly due to the earths rotation.
Binos10 code brings it down to £71.99
I wouldn't buy this it been £62 and £69 the last couple of weeks makes you wonder if the poster works for Jessopp as how can you be a member of hotukdeals and not have noticed this has been posted before.
If you type 'Telescope' in the search box, you might find the post of this from a couple of days ago (with a code to make it cheaper)
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/jessops-astronomical-telescope-1100-102-for-62-99-add-code-binos10-jessops-1746147
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Skywatcher Heritage 76 Mini Dobsonian telescope 45.00 @ Firstlightoptics

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The Sky-Watcher Heritage-76 has been designed to celebrate the International Year of Astronomy (IYA) and the 400th Anniversary of Galileo’s first telescope. This is not only a functional optical in…
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Good price, nice little scope. Hot.
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Star Gazer Telescope (3 magnifications) - The Works - £7.49 with code!!

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ELD Star Gazer Telescope 20x 30x & 40x magnification. £7.49 after using code WGBXMAS Free delivery on orders over £20! Unless someone has a code! Kit contains: 1 Star Gazer Telescope Lens…
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Andromeda is visible with binoculars and you will get a better view with them, this thing is useless .
Is andromeda galaxy visible with these? And would it be worth using any type of binoculars/telescope in an inner city area with a lot of light pollution?
Boxer
Nice blond just moved in next door....might get on of these :)

EDIT: ooops, the wife just said I cant have one.


Chloroform?
Thanks :D
lol.... whats the best scope for a look at the blonde over the road. .??