Hubble Space Telescope

Hubble Space Telescope

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Model:  hubble

An excellent choice for the ambitious astronomer. 

Manufactured in 1990, this 2.4m Cassegrain Reflector telescope features Ritchey-Chrétien optics with two hyperbolic mirrors and a number of built-in imaging devices including a wide-field camera for near-ultraviolet, visible and near-infrared photography and a sophisticated spectrograph for determining a target's temperature, chemical composition, density and motion. Perfect for the study of dark energy, dark matter and the formation of individual stars. 

For best results use at high altitude. 

Buyer collects (we can provide bubble-wrap and polystyrene packing chips, if that helps).

This sale is not covered by our 30-day returns policy. 

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Upgrade on its way...
Wednesday, 30 June 2021  | 

From what I have read, this model is pretty good. Alas, no returns policy.
Might wait for the new version before I commit


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Should mention the broken computer
Tuesday, 29 June 2021  | 

No idea how the broken onboard PC can be replaced. USB tethering to my laptop probably impractical. These RC designs are not easy to collimate either. I'd still give it 5 stars if it was working and came with a maintenance contract. Nebulas often seem to come out in funny colours that bear no relation to reality though. I'd need to sort that out. There is no green in space.


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Miserly manufacturer.
Saturday, 12 June 2021  | 

Does not even come with a cheap eyepiece. Very disappointing when considering the asking price.


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Excellent views of the moon, planets and distant galaxies
Thursday, 6 May 2021  | 

This telescope is an excellent bit of engineering. It is a little old, but it does the job. The setup of this scope is far from easy, as is the initial assembly (had to order a new mirror as the first one supplied was blurry). Other than that excellent scope! Expect YEARS of localised torrential rain and thick cloud once you buy this though...


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Don’t Buy This !!
Wednesday, 28 April 2021  | 

Get this and we’ll never have clear sky’s again !! 😄


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Disappointed with the HST
Friday, 9 April 2021  | 

FLO were brilliant but I couldn’t get any dew straps to fit. Will have to return it


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Only needs one star
Wednesday, 24 February 2021  | 

I bought this for some solar viewing, couldn’t find where to put the celestron starter eyepieces and some how managed reflect the sun on mine and the neighbouring 6 houses which caused some major charing! Please handle with care!


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1.7 waves of spherical aberration detected in the star test
Wednesday, 3 February 2021  | 

I am hopping mad. For the money I paid I expected to get research grade optics, but this is completely unusable for astronomical purposes. There should never be an RCT made with such a poor optical figure. The weird thing was the previous owner had lots and lots of excellent astrophotos he claimed to have with this scope, but as soon as I fit a custom 4" visual back and put in the 105mm Super Plossl I knew that was a frabrication. I went up to 2400x and the star test was a mess. Well, I did some digging, and it turns out that instead of fixing the figure of the mirror and recoating it, the previous owners refigured the lens and mirror surfaces on their cameras and sensors to correct for the spherical aberration. Well dag nabbit I'm not an ATMer, I have no idea how to build a corrector lens for my visual back. If anyone wants to take it as a project scope be my guest.

1.7/5 Stars. Excellent colorful views of the Orion Nebula, but hopelessly blurry.


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Needs expert collimation
Tuesday, 19 January 2021  | 

Do not buy this ! Cannot be handled.

You cannot collimate this with a Cheshire or a Howie Glattor collimator. It's too bulky and due to be discontinued.


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Not what I was expecting!
Saturday, 9 January 2021  | 

Turns out I can't use this for visual astronomy, some gubbins about focal lengths and ratios and suchlike. Was going to use it for bird watching in daylight, but it's not exactly portable is it? Also a few bits melted on delivery, sure Bob's Knobs must do replacements.
Very disappointed anyone wants it pre pre owned it's going on Astronomy Buy and Sell and ebay tomorrow!


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Q1. How much for the "Hubble"?

The price for the Hubble will be decided by auction at a later date. You should consider additional expenses before making a bid though, as there will be other expenditure required should you win the bid. One of the most expensive additions will be the custom made Pyrex gloves needed, as the Hubble will be collection only from somewhere in the Pacific Ocean, and it will likely be a little hot!!! :-)

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