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From today, 8 November LIDL will be offering new Meade Newtonian N6-AT Reflector LXD 75 six-inch (150mm) Telescope for £399 ( N.I.) 599 (ROI).
The telescope comes with full GoTo, LXD75 equatorial mount and tripod: Without the GoTo, the telescope costs £360 elsewhere in the UK.

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The standard base Newtonian Reflector on sale is a discontinued line.
Note: it is not the Schmidt-Newtonian model.

STANDARD FEATURES


* Ultra-bright images of planets and deep-sky objects like planets, nebulae,
* star clusters and galaxies
* 6 Newton computer telescope with Autostar #497
* Illuminated pole finder
* Super Ploessl eyepieces (Ų 31.7 mm)
* Newton lens - top quality lens
* Finder scope 6 x 30
* 12V battery pack
* LXD75 mount with steel tubing tripod
* Computer controlled motor to ensure fast and precise tracking and slewing
* Caution - Weighs 22.6Kg. Handle with care!
* Price per item

Only available while stocks last


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Celestron C6-S Schmidt-Cassegrain
Introducing the C6-S, The Newest
Member Of The Advanced Series Family.
£549.00

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Meade Lightbridge Truss Dobsonians
New Range Of Open Truss Dobsonian
Mounted Reflectors.
£399.00

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How to buy a telescope
Some questions to ask before making your choice:

Whats more important, convenience or light-gathering ability? If you want something easy to haul to the backyard for a quick look at the moon and planets, you want a portable, relatively light scope, likely a refractor or small reflector. If you have visions of tracking down faint galaxies and nebulae, you must sacrifice convenience for a larger scope such as a 200- to 300-millimetre reflector. And be warned, even a smaller reflector in the 200-millimetre range, for example requires a bit of muscle to move around.

Refractor or reflector? This relates to the "bigger or easier" question above but a quick explanation of these terms might help. A refractor uses lenses for light-gathering and is usually mounted on a tripod. Reflectors use specialized mirrors to suck in the light and offer more aperture for less money than refractors do. A popular type of reflector is the Dobsonian, which is placed in a box-like base instead of on a tripod.

Am I a go-to gazer? As Ive mentioned, if youre into quick and dirty observing, this is the way to go. But be prepared to pay at least $1,000 for a larger (150-millimetre and up) go-to scope.

Will I be stargazing with my children? Make sure you get a scope small enough that a child can comfortably look into the eyepiece while sitting down. Standing up and observing for any length of time isnt much fun for any observer, young or older. Avoiding high-power viewing is particularly important with children, as the field of view is quite small. Orions SkyQuest XT4.5 reflector has drawn positive reviews as a good first scope for kids that adults can also enjoy.

Do I really need a telescope? The best first instrument for an adult is a good pair of quality binoculars. Wide-field views of star clusters, brighter nebulae and galaxies and the moon can keep you looking up for quite a while before moving up to a scope. Again, a proviso if you want to share the sky with kids: Binoculars likely will be difficult for young observers to hold and focus by themselves. A small scope with a low-power eyepiece might be a better choice.

Another tip when youre ordering online: Try to get your accessories at the same time to reduce shipping charges.

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@Anonymous
Hi,
i sense that that there was an overstock of the telescope that was bought up by retailers like LIDL
They were selling, for example, the LXD75 6  for only £499. They usually retail about  double that  - so there would be no incentive to stock  them. Looks like LIDL have sold out thus allowing others to sell them and make profit.

Anyway, I have made a few inquires, so ill get back to this when i get  an answer.

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Can anyone tell the reason why the LXD75 series is being sold again in the UK. For the past 9 months only the SCT model has only been mentioned in various online retailers. Now it appears that the whole series is available again. It has even made the pages of the current edition of Astronomy now being sold through Telescopeplanet.


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Hi
What is the brand / type of telescopes for newbie?
(if possible, under US$ 50)

What is the best primary astronomy books for newbie?
Thank you

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Meade 60 mm TeleStar Telescope

    * 60 mm objective for wide, crystal-clear viewing
    * Altazimuth refractor
    * 700 mm focal length
    * RB Mount, with slow motion controls in altitude and azimuth
    * MA 9 mm and MA 25 mm 1.25" eyepieces , 2X barlow
    * Simple  Red-dot projection viewfinder
    * Full-length aluminium  adjustable tripod,  with accessory tray
    * Includes AutoStar Suite astronomy software...  Requires Windows® based PC
    * Weighs 3 lbs., 8 ozs
    *  Price ~  $49.97



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