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    Can anyone recommend me a place to buy a scope in the UK? Seems to be limited choice here compared to the states. In particular I'm considering an Orion Skywatcher XT8.

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    Check out this company. I found them very helpful to me...http://firstlightoptics.com/
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    look here,cheapest i found in the uk.
    i got my dob from these,arrived the next day.superb to deal with.
    if you email them,ask for george.
    hope this helps you.
    btw,a few from scotland here.welcome to the forums.
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    edit:skywatcher make a real nice dob,i have one,and less money than orion.
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    This thread discusses telescope vendors in the UK. Purchasing 10 " in UK - First Light Optics?
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    SCSAstro sell the Orion XT8.

    Orion SkyQuest XT8 Classic - SCS Astro

    It seems a bit expensive to me though, a skywatcher 200p (same optics and made in the same factory) is about £60 cheaper.

    Dobsonians - Skywatcher Skyliner 200P Dobsonian

    I've always found Sherwoods to be a decent shop too.

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    I got my XT10i from SCS Astro, but they were a bit slow replying to email questions at times.

    I've purchased various things from First Light Optics (including my C6-SGT XLT) and found them to have very good prices, and generally friendly and helpful.
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    My site dedicated to the XT10i: www.Orion-XT10.com

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    Try this link ?

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    Has to be First Light Optics.......

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    Thanks for all the info. Will check it all out.

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    telescopehouse.com in kent i found them good

 

 
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