advice on my telescope

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mattster

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i brought a "Celestron Powerseeker 675 Reflector " from argos in the uk, theres a lot of negative reviews regarding this telescope so im wondering if i am missing out on what i could see with a better device. im on a budget as we are in the process of moving from a city (bristol) to a semi rural area. my question is would i be better saving for a new telescope or would buying better lenses improve my viewing?
 
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tfwthom

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Save for a new (better) scope. <br /><br />That's a 114mm reflector beginner scope (US equivalent is http://www.celestron.com/c2/product.php?CatID=5&ProdID=6 ) (UK scope is http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/5803680.htm ) (last I heard dollar to pound was $2 to L1 so they are charging quite a bit for that scope)<br /><br />Once you get out of the city you will see much more with that scope anyway so you have lots of time to save money.<br /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <font size="1" color="#3366ff">www.siriuslookers.org</font> </div>
 
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5billionyearslater

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Don't buy a telescope from Argos! Especially when they start giving the f'ing magnification powers that are way too high for the 'scope - quite frankly if you get good views at 250x I'd be best pleased. Rule of thumb is 60x per inch of aperture but you'd need exceptional seeing conditions for that!!<br /><br />Even if it is a Celestron! <br /><br /><br />You want a retailer who knows about 'scopes and who will store them properly.<br /><br />I bought my Celestron from David Hynds Ltd earlier this year - http://www.celestron.uk.com/
 
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