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swamp thing

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    Astronomy duh! Photography, overlanding/four wheeling , I play bass too (badly)
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  1. Ace scope matey. I hope to see it at future star parties
  2. Nice one Gerry Look forward to seeing some pics of the beast.......
  3. I found that an H-Beta filter gave quite pleasing views when I observed M42 with my 20" scope. It certainly gave a different view to the more usual filter appearance.
  4. As above. I've not seen or heard of anyone making kits that small.
  5. No worries then buddy. Have fun with it
  6. May I ask what the panaview was recommended for.........?? What I mean is, if one already has an extensive eyepiece collection then adding a 32mm will do no harm at all. If on the other hand this is ones first eyepiece purchase I would be hesitant to recommend that you were to start your eyepiece collection off with a "big wide". These "big wides" are nice to own but TBH are of limited observational use in a 10" Dob. What I mean is they show only one or two objects better than more usual focal lengths. 99% of DSO's will look better and show more detail through other oculars. My 31mm 82˚ eyepiece gets almost zero use in my 10" Dob for exactly the reasons I state above. I find a 20mm 82˚ is a far better alternative on a majority of occasions. The 31mm offers to low a mag and a majority of objects become too small to observe successfully.
  7. Instead of lifting the Dob why not just sit down to observe? I always sit down when using my 10" Dob.
  8. I would agree with Nigel. Use the SW cell system and arrange it to fit in a mirror box of your own design.
  9. I assume the OP has posted in "Getting started equipment help and advice" for a reason............ Do you think your posts encouraging a newcomer to the hobby to start out his observing experience by ignoring Dawes limit is the best advice?
  10. 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)
  11. Mount it where ever it is comfortable to view through.
  12. Don't see why not mate. 20" only gives more image scale.........you don't need that for the HH......just dark skies
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