How to test a new scope?

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IceAngel
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How to test a new scope?

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My mum's friend is showing me a scope tomolo.. and i dun really know much about scope... so i need to see whether tat scope is good anot...

any professional here can help me with some simple testing???
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Post by Quasar »

Well, this link might help in the selection
http://www.findascope.com/
but most importantly is to remember that you shouldn't jump into the purchase of one. Take your time to choose the equipment u think is the best for you, best to go down to SP today to look at the equipment before making a decision. Maybe can pick up a thing or two there as well!

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Post by IceAngel »

thanks for the link.. :D

today.. i am having classes now until 8pm.. but by the time, i reach SP, i will be exhausted... :?
sorry.. maybe next time can inform us one day or two before the event, then i can arrange the time.. hehe.. sorry about today that i wont be able to make it there... :(
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Post by harlequin2902 »

Hi IceAngel,

I'm definately not anywhere close to a pro, but I'll be willing to accompany you to check the scope out (if you allow it, of course). The thing is, I'll be quite busy all day tomorrow with some deliveries, so it's not quite possible tomorrow.

But if you are not in a hurry to get it and if you really feel more comfortable if there's someone with you to verify things and if you don't mind me "tagging along" :lol: , perhaps you may want to wait till I'm available next weekend ? :D

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Post by IceAngel »

i definitely will be happy if u come along to check that scope out with me, but that scope is my mum's friend's son's (he's just a primary sch kid)... so he is bringing it to my house tomolo.. maybe i take some pictures and posted it here for u to see?? or we can find a time to find him to group star-gazing with his scope??
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Post by Grievous »

hope its not an Edu-Science! :lol:

Charlie

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Post by IceAngel »

Grievous wrote:hope its not an Edu-Science! :lol:

Charlie
hahahaha.. wat's wrong with Edu-Science?? is a cheater thing or a cheapo??
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Post by Grievous »

Cheapo, usually found at Toys'R'Us.

Charlie

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Post by IceAngel »

Grievous wrote:Cheapo, usually found at Toys'R'Us.

Charlie
Hahahaha.. i went there before and saw the 100X scope for $99.. :lol: :lol:
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Post by gwenyi »

IceAngel wrote:
Grievous wrote:Cheapo, usually found at Toys'R'Us.

Charlie
Hahahaha.. i went there before and saw the 100X scope for $99.. :lol: :lol:
telescopes found in toy stores... are crap =p :twisted:

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