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  2. Thanks Drjuju...tried that and still had no luck so I posted the issue to the EQMOD Yahoo group and now I'm backup and everything seems to be running fine as before. I had to delete the .ini files and some others and once I did that everything my reinstall worked. Thanks for trying to help!
  3. The Tak prism diagonal is very good. So is the Baader T2 prism (I have the non - Zeiss one). It has a 32mm aperture so less likely to vignette, and being prisms, both have a shorter light path than mirror diagonals. The Baader T2 prism set is good value at £95, and very flexible, and includes the excellent Baader focusing eyepiece holder on the eyepiece end and a 1.25" nosepiece on the scope end.. https://www.365astronomy.com/Baader-Prism-Diagonal-T-2-90-degree-32mm-Set.html you can remove the latter to replace with a Baader 2"-T2 nosepiece if you wish. Dave
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  5. Nobody but us looks up anymore...they are all looking down at their cell phones!!
  6. Hey guys, struggling to find any deep sky objects atm can only find double stars, currently trying my hardest to see m13, can anyone tell me what im supposed to see? Will it look like a star or something? Is my telescope capable of seeing detail of such dso?
  7. I was clouded out tonight but got a couple of hours in beforehand with the C8, mostly doing doubles in Canes Venatici.
  8. Geoff I have 10" collapsible, which is easy to store and transport Out couple of times per month doing presentation primary schools, scout groups with my club Olli has not mentioned what size dob he has Interesting to find out John
  9. Tom Welcome first from Land Down Under Would start out with middle of the range Depending on what you are viewing Moon would go 25mm, with lunar filter I use 15mm for Mars, Jupiter and Saturn Have fun John
  10. There needs to be regulation about this!
  11. Yeah was a lot fainter this time, lost visibility completely as it passed over me so only really got to see a few of the brighter ones at the end.
  12. Think I just seen it pass again. Too faint to catch with my camera, but still amazing to see.
  13. +1 for the Takahashi diagonal as a small, light, super short light path 1.25" diagonal.
  14. I've recently acquired a Celestron 8" with Plossl 6, 8, 13, 15, 25 and 32mm lenses. My question is what lense(s) should I use while I'm getting acquainted with this instrument? I would like to use them all eventually but for now I need to focus on just being able to locate objects with precision and efficiency. Thanks
  15. Using 3 different wavelengths to image the gaseous giant. Pity the GRS already be very close to the limb and so have few details to see the evolution of that filament that is coming off. https://www.astrobin.com/full/407461/0/?nc=astroavani&real=&mod=
  16. I'll be ready, getting the camera for it. Cheers upahill
  17. 01:40-01:50 is the next "showing" - West to East again
  18. Thanks Newbie and Simmo. Correct. Carole
  19. It wouldn't be a Dob if it was on a tripod John, but you knew that.
  20. Yes, exactly that Penelope. The video which is on the link shared by upahill shows it well. The best video is further down the thread.
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