I am hoping that soon enough I can have my new 1.25 eyepieces. I love the format I have as well. I just want to be able to use filters as well. I know most of the time I am in light polluted skies and the use of a filter is beneficial even if by a small fraction. I still have yet to discover which telescope for me four millimeter, but that's okay. Right now , I just want to focus on getting more eps and some filters.
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So it looks like 4mm is too powerful for my shorty scope. Unless I just need to get a extender for the tube. I will try the 4 mm on the other scopes I have and figure out which one is the best fit. I love wide view eyepieces but I only have one. It's okay though because I have an assortment, I can better get an idea of the eyepieces I enjoy more.
The past few nights have been having rain interfering with my stargazing plans. On a side note, my husband has a job interview in San Antonio texas, if all goes well, I'll be under new skies soon.
So I was able to use my 40mm to see the moon last night on my 50mmaperture 700mm focal telescope. I was fixing to try out another of my new eps when I heard tapping noise and couldn't figure out where it was coming from but I did see a tall dark figure a few hundred yards off. The way it was moving, I think it wasn't human but couldn't tell for sure so I decided to just go back inside.
It hasn't been too good at night for star gazing for the past few days. While the days have been clear, the nights have been cloudy. When I reach for the scope , the clouds roll in. Its almost as if , the heavens are saying no stargazing now, just enjoy the summer days and nights with the family. With my birthday coming in a week, I am looking forward to spending time with the family. This weekend I do have my work at the zoo, then right after I get done with my shift, we head to my hubby's aunt's house to meet up with some family. Hopefully soon the skies will be clear at night.
My quest for eyepieces is still on going. I am thinking however that the fov is an important aspect as well as the magnification they can give as well. I have about decided to save up for the eyepiece and filter kit I want as it will come with a Barlow lens and I'm starting yo enjoy Barlow lens a lot.
Last night was a bust for skygazing. Nothing was visible . Tonight I might not stargaze either because I work tomorrow morning early. ( as a zoo volunteer , I love that job though , I wouldn't change it) . Took apar the focuser rigging for for 50 mm and there was gunk build up. This is possibly why I can't focus to well on that one, but I did discover I could potentially upgrade it to take 1.25 format eyepieces.
Got home late, set up late, Saturn was a failure but the moon was a success. Decided to try out the Barlow, it's in need of cleaning. Didn't help I dropped it. Didn't get a chance to see Jupiter or Mars either with my new scope ..