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    Congrats on the new scope purchase . You have taken care and listened to folk . We thank you for that ! Post up some pictures of the new set up when you get it.

    As said above , set it up during the day , get used to it . Things kinda change and morph at night out side with scopes !

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    Unfortunately, the shop didn't have a ST120 in stock but they're getting one in for next saturday when I'm going over again.

    He showed me the size of a 130mm reflector, it's HUGE!
    Even a 100mm refractor is bigger than I thought it would be!

    Is there any other decent portable scopes I could get for under £200? (e.g 90-102mm)

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    Decent scope for under 200 pounds? That is about $300. Depends what you are calling decent. I think it's hard to find anything "decent" for under $1000 unless you find an incredible deal on a used scope.
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    The ST120 is an excellent telescope and is well worth the wait. You asked about an alternative telescope around 200 £. You will find several excellent alternatives, some of which provide better viewing than the ones you are considering, some of which have goto mounts, etc.

    One that comes to mind that is very reasonably priced and that has large enough aperture to last you for years is the Dobsonians - Skywatcher Skyliner 150P Dobsonian for £185.00

    Here are some more options:

    Reflectors - Skywatcher Heritage 130p Flextube
    Reflectors - Skywatcher Explorer 150PL EQ3-2
    Reflectors - Skywatcher Skyhawk 1145P
    Reflectors - Skywatcher Skyhawk 1145P SynScan AZ GOTO
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    I have heard the the Skywatcher 120 APO is very good. It uses Schott glass, same glass as the older Zeiss scopes.
    That scope is about $1500 last time I checked
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    I don't really have that sort of money to spend...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sxinias View Post

    Here are some more options:

    Maksutov - Skywatcher Skymax 102 (EQ2)
    Judging by the f number, that telescope won't give a wide enough field of view for viewing deep sky objects will it?

    I was thinking of getting a Maksutov Cassegrain, but the f number has kinda put me off, but please correct me if I'm wrong.

 

 
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