Various scopes have the problem of focusing and their focusers are either not focusing properly or they get damaged very soon. Skywatcher Telescopes Reviews & Deals For Today. LinkedIn Sky-Watcher Classic 250 Dobsonian 10-inch Aperature Telescope – Solid-Tube – Simple. If you aren't budget constrained, get the 8". Yeah that was my biggest concern about size. Had to go back home get my card, went back again. I went into a telescope store in Norwich called Viking something. and was like " Awesome" ha. In the long term you will be better off with the 8 inch in my opion. Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. 15 votes so far and all for the 8 inch dob. Well what a morning I had. So I've got about £300 to spend. When I was younger I was given a Tasco 3 incher for my birthday, was about 8 and didn't have a clue how to use it. Welcome to my SkyWatcher Dobsonian 6-inch (also know as the Skyliner 150P) review! Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Sky Watcher Classic 150 Dobsonian 6-inch Aperature Telescope – Solid-Tube – Simple, Traditional Design – Easy to Use, Perfect for Beginners, White (S11600) at Amazon.com. The HEQ5 is a big step up from the star tracker category. So over the years the scope was hardly used, did see Saturn through it and still can remember it to this day A little white dot with a ring around it lol. A mile away! Got to the shop and it was closed, on a monday!!!. By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use. Continued use of SGL indicates your acceptance of our cookie policy. lovely clear morning. Great choice of scope. and was like " Awesome" ha. I once went for 'aperture is king', bought a 10" dob that was a pain to shift, and I did not really have the space in my garden to make proper use of it. You need to be a member in order to leave a comment. Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. The SkyWatcher Skyliner-250PX FlexTube integrates some of the best aspects of other Dobsonians. That said, I would agree with previous posters that a larger aperture is better than a smaller aperture, if you are going to be able to use it. As such it got about as much use as your 3". reader34, March 14, 2011 in The Astro Lounge. And IMO either would blow your tasco out of the water. Went in town, got to the shop. For someone, who is just stepping into the world of astronomy, this tool will serve as a perfect introducer to space. Specificaties: Telescoop systeem: Geschikt voor beginners, Telescoop met montering, Aanbevolen voor Beginners Telescoop type: Newton, Dobson telescoop Telescoop serie: Skyliner Telescoop merk: Sky-Watcher Telescoop opening (van/tot): … Share on Facebook; Share on Twitter; Share on Pinterest; Share on Reddit; Share on Blogger; Email to a friend; This competition is now closed. Sign up for a new account in our community. Aperture is king, so i would go for the 8 inch. What is it like going from an old 3 incher Tasco to one of these? I'ts currently foggy at the moment. Drive down and get the 8 incher, but will have to order it. I'm really pleased with it, but if I could have, I would have got the 10". Powered by Invision Community. From what I've heard elsewhere it boils down to the 8" will allow more light gathering and, therefore, to see slightly fainter things but the 6" has a longer focal ratio, meaning it will be more forgiving to use, there's is also more money in the pot to purchase extra eyepieces etc. I adore the 8" that I have been lent my local astro club, a decent sized aperture and a good compromise between size and portability, plus it is a cinch to use when you learn the fine art of hand tracking and star hopping . By The focal ratio is nearly f/8 which is again good enough. Spoke to the gentleman about telescopes etc lol. The Sky-Watcher 16” Flextube SynScan Collapsible Dobsonian knows how to put on a show. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Sky Watcher Flextube 300 Dobsonian 12-inch Collapsible Large Aperture Telescope – Portable, Easy to Use, Perfect for Beginners, White/Black (S11740) at Amazon.com. Sky-Watcher HEQ5 Equatorial Mount Review . From what I've heard elsewhere it boils down to the 8" will allow more light gathering and, therefore, to see slightly fainter things but the 6" has a longer focal ratio, meaning it will be more forgiving to use, there's is also more money in the pot to purchase extra eyepieces etc. Congrats on a fine choice. Can't take the old Tasco for a spin lol. However, you will not be having any issue with this focuser since it comes with a great rack and pinion focuser with a 1.25 inches adaptor. 1. Yopu will be bable to see quite a bit more tahn with the 6 inch.