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  1. I guess if my life really were in danger I would detach the scope from the mount and smack em in the face with it. I'd rather a damaged scope than risk something far worse. Umm, I don't think any of this actually helps
  2. It depends on what views you have e.g. South, South-East, East ... etc. I find it useful using a compass to help with navigation at times. Stellarium is very useful for finding out what is going to be in the sky once you know which views are available to you. Also, a pair of binos can help you to familiarise yourself with the night sky and identify objects before trying to focus on them with the scope.
  3. I don't have it on this PC so I can't be precise but I'm pretty sure in the settings you can add your location on the map. I can't remember if by doing this whether your timezone is automatically selected.
  4. Sounds good. Which month in 2010 are you thinking of doing it?
  5. Why not get a Barlow (2x) as this will essentially double your magnification, which is more than what you would get with a 5.5mm 1000/10 = 100 x 2 = 200x magnification 1000/5.5 = 182x magnification With a Barlow you will essentially double all your eyepieces (once you buy more) The Ultima Barlow seems to be highly recommended (I also own one) Celestron - Celestron Ultima Barlow
  6. *shrugs* Umm, because that space exists and can be measured in distance and volume? And if indeed it is occupied by nothing, is it the same 'nothing' that exists outside of the universe? Maybe I am thinking of 'nothing' too much as a 'thing' when in fact it is the complete opposite of that ...
  7. Hey, that's not bad at all. Whereabouts in London are you?
  8. Wow ... Oh, yeah, I like it.
  9. OK, so kinda following this, raspberry atoms and all, it seems that space is mostly a vacuum ... except for those bits that aren't a vacuum, which suggests that the universe is mostly one big imperfect vacuum. So, going on the assumption that matter is anything that has 'both mass and volume', what is it that seperates objects in space in terms of geographical distance? A vacuum? Nothing? Can 'nothing' have volume? I guess defining and conceptualising 'nothing' is quite difficult. Or maybe very easy. I think this is too advanced for my mind
  10. Just reading an article and the given definition of a vacuum is "a volume of space that is essentially empty of matter" However, it then states that "Outer Space is a natural high quality vacuum" By Outer Space could it be that they are referring to the far reaches of the universe? If space is a vacuum and vacuums are empty of matter, then Space should be empty of matter, should it not? I would have thought that space itself was full of matter, or am I misunderstanding
  11. Thanks for your help everyone. So, from the sounds of it, I will need: EOS T Ring 50mm Extension Tube T Adaptor Good ... I'll get on to it. Thanks
  12. Howdy - as the title suggests, I have a Canon 400D and a Celestron 80ED on the CG-5 mount. I want to start off with some short exposure shots and some moon shots. So, what do I need to make this happen? An EOS T Ring would be a start, but is there anything else? I'm wondering whether there is anyway of making the most of the magnification using the eye-pieces but am not sure this is possible using a DSLR. Thanks
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