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    Hi everyone,

    I have just got my first student job, working part-time in a warehouse. It is not exciting work, but I get £7.50 an hour and only have to work 1 day a week at the weekend, so it is worth it. At this rate, I should get about £60 a week. I can spend this money how I want, and I am interested in the possibilities of a scope upgrade, and would be interested in what you have to recommend as a step up from my Sky-Watcher 130. I would primarily like to increase the aperture (I am not worried about Go-To or any fancy mounts), so are there any good Dobsonians out there that you can recommend? I don't really have a budget, but it must be within reason, i.e. - max. £300.

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    I'd gor for a 8 or 10 inch dob. Skywatcher makes quality scopes in that range.
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    your £300 quid ain't gonna get you alot here in the uk.

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    you could look here,second hand stuff.i've seen the odd bargain
    pop up there,for example,an 8"s/w dob for £200,but that was a little while
    back.

    Telescopes.
    these people sell s/w dobs,cheapest in the uk that i could find.
    i got mine from them.
    however,what they list,is over your budget.
    you could always email them and see if they sell the standard,none tracking,
    non collapsible dobs,an 8" solid tube manual would be in your price range.
    they're good to deal with and know what they are talking about.
    george is the guy to talk to.
    hope the links help.
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    Going from a 130 mm aperture to a 150 mm aperture will not take your breath away. Unless you find a 200 mm aperture telescope, don't bother. Here is one that ought to fit your budget and is also an excellent telescope: SkyWatcher Skyliner-200P 8" Parabolic Dobsonian. It costs about 300 pounds.
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