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Skywatcher F5 102mm ST refractor telescope.

Advantages: Small, lightweight, low cost, ease of use.
Disadvantages: Build quality could be a little better (minor)

To understand this telescope, you will need to understand certain terms that astronomers use. I will try and expain things as we go along, but this is a fairly long review. Stay with me, OK ? *** Background : I have always been into astronomy, and ha ...

g8ina 05.05.2004 · Read full review
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Review of Sky-Watcher Star Travel 102

A great telescope if I ever looked through one

Advantages: stunning, nuf said
Disadvantages: not many really

When I looked in the catalogues they said that everyone (everyone interested in such things atleast) should have this telescope. They were right!!! It restores you faith in humanity to see an honest review in a catalogue. This telescope is Great! It's che ...

cidare 02.04.2001 · Read full review
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Review of Sky-Watcher Star Travel 102

LX200 12" GPS

Advantages: GOTO makes faint fuzzies easy, more time for observing.
Disadvantages: Heavy, just carryable by one if you are strongish.

The Meade 12" LX200GPS with UHTC (£3999) is a big beast of a scope. It is a Schmidt Cassegrain telescope, which basically means it has a conveniently short tube, about 20" for the 12" (the 12" is the diameter of the tube) model. At the bottom end of the t ...

nikauuk 04.07.2003 · Read full review
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Review of Meade LX200

Meade Telescope

Advantages: many many
Disadvantages: none

...After many years of saving extremely large quantities of money at my job at the cider factory, I made the purchase of a Meade 12" telescope. The telescope retails at approximately £4000 if purchased new but I was able to fortunately buy one from a deligh ...

daveboxer 11.06.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Meade LX200

Great telescope for serious amateurs

Advantages: Easy to use and good for beginners
Disadvantages: Quite expensive for a decent size

...a 10" LX200 Meade as part of my astrophysics course. It's easy to use and simple to start finding your way around the sky. It's quick to set up after the intitial input of data such as your latitude and longtitude etc. It can b ...

rach150384 22.11.2002 · Read full review

Review of Meade LX200