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  2. One Celestron M2 80ED Angled Spotting Scope. Ex Demo Used only once at an event. Scruffy box, otherwise new. Includes full manufacturer's UK warranty. £499.00 £449.00 (saving £50.00)
  3. I might pop up with the society scope to give you all a look through it.
  4. Awesome detail. Nice work.
  5. Yeah I remember shooting this one with you several years ago, will use it to compare it to SN one /Yves
  6. Nice work... I myself am going through a obsy build so I hear you... I poured a slab and am attaching a metal custom designed peir to it using dyna bolts... the peir it self weights about 70Kg so I'm hoping that with the whole setup 1 the PA will be stable and not shift, and 2, that the slab will not crack under it.
  7. thanks Dave, it is very bright mate, hope you catch a flare, well outa range for me now, hoping for the same weather tomorrow. charl.
  8. thanks Pete, shame you have to work on a lovely day like today mate, hope you have some clear for when you get home. charl.
  9. I wasn't going to shoot RGB with the 460. Actually the original image is one you and I did years ago. The colour was good but the L was a bit soft. Also I have yet to manage any good colour with the new camera. I don't know why that is. So I think I'll call a halt at this point. It will be great to see what you can get with the robotic scope. Olly
  10. thanks Peter, very active mate, sols outa range for me now but I did get 20min or so vis. clear skys charl.
  11. Exactly that. I've only used the two filters together a couple of times. One on it's own has normally been about right
  12. thanks Sean, your so kind, it was just potluck mate, havnt the head for processing today, as you can see with all the different sized prom frames clear skys, charl.
  13. I love the ISS. I've been going out to watch it pass over for years now, long before I ever got a telescope. When it passed over on Christmas eve a couple of years ago, we took the kids outside to watch. We told them it was Father Christmas on his way to France. My eldest son, who was about 6 at the time, smiled and then a look of panic came over his face. He ran inside saying "I need to go to bed!!!". Last night I was on a mission to see Comet Johnson. I started by splitting the double star, Izar. A real test of my scope. Then using Izar as my starting point I started arcing up looking for the comet. After a little while of searching, I stopped and looked up at the sky to get my bearings. As I was looking up, I noticed the ISS starting it's pass. This was just after midnight. As I was watching it's rapid progression across the sky, it dawned on me that it was on track to come across the region of sky where I had the scope pointed. I didn't touch the scope, I just kept watching. As it approached the area where the scope was currently focused I looked through the eyepiece. Nothing and then a glow as the ISS approached. Just as I was thinking that it was going to pass just outside the field of view, it came through the centre of my eyepiece. It was there for the briefest of moments but the bright glow of the two solar arrays was unmistakable. It was incredible luck. Never in a million years of trying could I have got the positioning any better. I stood there with a grin like a Cheshire cat, as I watched the ISS disappear. I've always been amazed at how often I see satellites or space junk pass through as I'm looking through the eyepiece. I never thought I'd have the luck to see the ISS pass through though. I went on to find Comet Johnson with @John and @andrew63 helping me to confirm the sighting whilst I still had it in the eyepiece. Another great night
  14. Same focal length so will give same fov
  15. Nice, almost as good as my effort ;-), I'm also running it on the ODK at your place. Do you plan om adding RGB with the new camera as well? /Yves
  16. One Celestron Skyris 618 Colour. Special Offer New & unopened. £329.00 £289.00 (saving £40.00)
  17. Never a truer word spoken
  18. Great observing on Jupiter! I consider seeing conditions more important than the exit pupil when observing planets. Venus is really bright though! I assume your variable polarising filter is made of two combined single polarising filters which rotate onto each other. If so, you should be able to separate them. I would use just one of them.
  19. thanks John, ill hopefully feel better soon thanks, charl.
  20. Anyone know if these are the same?! Apart from the price tag, they look incredibly similar! Anyone have any experience of either? £70 Revelation - https://www.telescopehouse.com/revelation-ed-2x-barlow-2.html £50 Altair - http://www.rothervalleyoptics.co.uk/altair-ex-2x-ed-barlow-lens-2-barrel.html
  21. The laws of physics still apply! lly
  22. thanks Tim, hope you have some clear mate. charl.
  23. That's nothing like a 150 frac Martin Dave
  24. ...even from your location, with your kit? I'm disappointed!
  25. I used to do three stars alignment. There is options for "connect and align" and "connect" The "connect and align" is the tab for three stars alignment and connect is perhap reconnect ??? perhap I need to start with connect and align first then only use the "connect" if the line is drop or revisit one the same night ?
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