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swamp thing

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swamp thing last won the day on October 8 2016

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About swamp thing

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    Astronomy duh! Photography, overlanding/four wheeling , I play bass too (badly)
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    Dobsville, Sutton, S London, UK
  1. swamp thing

    Telrad ?

    The 2" riser and 4" riser base plates are useful for helping to ease neck strain when using a Telrad on smaller scopes (I use one on my 10" Dob)
  2. swamp thing

    Telrad ?

    Mount it where ever it is comfortable to view through.
  3. swamp thing

    Nearly Horse Head Season

    Don't see why not mate. 20" only gives more image scale.........you don't need that for the HH......just dark skies
  4. swamp thing

    Nearly Horse Head Season

    It's certainly doable from there.
  5. swamp thing

    Nearly Horse Head Season

    I agree Iain. I am pretty sure I could pick it out with my 10" from some of the dark sky sites I take the 20" Maybe this winter I will take the 10" and give it a bash.......
  6. swamp thing

    TeleVue 22T4 Nagler v 27 Panoptic ?

    For a 10" Dob I would go with the Nagler 22. My 20mm T5 is easily my most used eyepiece when using my 10" Dob.
  7. swamp thing

    At last clear Skye's

    Ace report Damo. Best view of the quintet i've had mate (I need to get to get out to dark skies more )
  8. Depends on your travel options but I would look at making your 8" Dob less immobile if at all possible. TBH I would happily use a small set up in London but when at dark skies I want aperture. For me, If one is making the effort to get to dark skies one should make it as worthwhile as possible.
  9. swamp thing

    Galactic Signal

    Nice one Dan
  10. swamp thing

    One clear Skye....

    Nice report Cal Couple of pics of the you boys observing and the night sky over the cottage Cal with his 18" Damo driving his 22" The cottage and Milky Way
  11. swamp thing

    Cats Eye Nebula

    Or "blink" an O-III filter over the eye lens that can also help find the little critters
  12. Twas a grand night for sure
  13. swamp thing

    Star Cluster Magnitudes

    Good shout. Having a go, is always the best policy when it comes to deep sky.
  14. swamp thing

    Rebuilding 18" dobsonian

    Hiya matey There is a guy that has been to the south wales star parties (Bob) and he has an 18" dob that the built himself, and that uses plywood split blocks. As far as I know he's never had any issue with them and they certainly seemed to work fine every time I've seen him with his scope He is a member here but I I cannot recall his user name for the life of me, hopefully he will see this thread?? Good luck with the rebuild buddy
  15. swamp thing

    I need an idiots guide to Andromeda!

    Looks like a fuzzy smudge in images too. Maybe because it is a fuzzy smudge.

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