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    Default Mike From "Gods Own Country" Yorkshire - Need Help



    I am not what you would call an astronomer by any stretch of the imagination. I basically have a Meade ETX105EC that comes out to play every now and again when the planets are on view or if i fancy having a look at the sun "With Filter".

    Recently i purchased a what i describe as a "Home Made" Russian Dobsonian, it is 6ft tall 12 inch tube and 10 inch mirror. When i bought it i knew the mirrors were filthy and now realise they are in need of replacing or re-coating. I only paid £85 for it and the mirrors will cost around £150 to re-coat.

    I honestly have no clue whether it is worth it or not which is why i am asking on this forum. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I mean i do not even know what the orange light thingy is.

    I am quite excited to see if i could get some use out of it

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    Default Re: Mike From "Gods Own Country" Yorkshire - Need Help

    Hi, and welcome.

    Unfortunately, most of the members here have moved on to greener pastures, specifically The Sky Searchers. The forum here has numerous technical problems and is overrun with spam bots. I look forward to seeing you there.

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    Default Re: Mike From "Gods Own Country" Yorkshire - Need Help

    Hi there Mike, Welcome to the forums!

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    Default Re: Mike From "Gods Own Country" Yorkshire - Need Help

    Hello and welcome aboard! Hoping to see you on TSS to get answers to your questions.

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