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  1. Is it something that could be seen with an 8" dob? Assuming of course I could find it in the first place
  2. Thanks guys, I do appreciate all input, however much I struggle with the theory! Did try some imaging tonight and it all turned out academic anyway as I couldn't focus on Saturn. Couldn't seem to get the webcam anywhere near close enough to the mirror. I was only familiarising myself with the equipment and software however. I haven't got a barlow yet which I'm hoping will sort the focus problem out??? Looked good through the EP though
  3. Apparently the camera is the equivalent of a 6mm eye piece which is x200 with my scope. x4 Barlow and QED If it's wrong do I at least get points for showing my workings? I'll have another look on FLO, maybe it's a bit more subtle than putting x2, x3, x4 etc in the titles
  4. Consider it forgotten, thanks Just need to find a relatively inexpensive x4 Barlow now then
  5. Glad I found this thread, seems to be exactly what I'm looking for I have a 200p also and have recently purchased the Phillips modded webcam from Morgans. I had read that achieving F20 was desirable but was wondering how that would work with magnification as I would need a x4 Barlow to achieve F20 with this scope. Am I understanding correctly that this won't give a magniifcation of x800 then? Far in excess of the max power of the scope. If so, can anyone recommend somewhere to get Barlows of this size, I can only find x2 on FLO (which I'm going to get anyway) Thanks for any help Justin
  6. Oh wow, what a difference Just followed the video on astronomy shed and worked a treat! Thanks
  7. Roger The Dodger has kindly donated an avi for me to play with in registax before the clouds part and I can capture my own I appear to be stumbling at the first hurdle though, I can't seem to get an alignment box up. Don't know if it's because I'm using version 6 but all the tutorials I've seen and the instructions above say it should come up automatically and you can change the size easily. All I can seem to get up are little red circles and I can't find anywhere to bring an alignment box up? Am I missing something blindingly obvious? Thanks in advance fo any help! Justin
  8. Nice pictures That was with an adaptor into the focuser presumably? I've not seen them anywhere for non dslr.
  9. Ultimately that might be where I go bit I've only had the scope a week
  10. Nice one, I'd be very happy with that :-) Just what I'm after really :-)
  11. Just bought this literally 90 seconds ago. https://www.morgancomputers.co.uk/product_detail/11781/Philips-Pre-flashed-SPC880-CCD-webcam-bundle/ Seems to be the one everyone talks about on here
  12. Hi all Only unpacked my new skyliner 200p last Wednesday and never really had any intentions of doing any imaging beforehand. Then I experienced first light on Friday looking at Saturn...... "Wow, I need to show people this" I thought. Now I know I don't have the scope for imaging but I figure there must be at least some ways of visually recording what I'm seeing I wonder if I might bother you all for some guidance? I can see 3 options, any others will be appreciated as will your opinions. Webcam - I've seen the SPC and all the trimmings but not really sure how it works yet. Compact - I have a Canon powershot camera, no idea if adaptors exist though or if it would even work. DSLR - I have access to an Olympus DSLR, as I understand it I would just need a T ring to fit it to the focuser? My question is then... Which of these options should I be persuing? Not looking to do anything fancy (yet). Really just looking for a way of simply capturing what I'm seeing. Thanks in advance for any info. Justin
  13. Arrived today as promised, all setup and ready to go Well almost, will play with the finder scope and collimator tomorrow.... Thanks
  14. Ordered my Skyliner 200p on Friday \o/ Hopefully not too long to wait Can't wait!
  15. Looks like it's available to pre-order at Amazon. Turn Left at Orion: A Hundred Night Sky Objects for Beginners - and How to Find Them: Amazon.co.uk: Guy Consolmagno, Dan M. Davis: Books
  16. Planning to get the same scope myself this month (providing the stock is available now) A dob is fine for me to begin with but it's nice to know the tube can be put on a mount to progress on to tracking / photography if I get into it Thanks
  17. Is it just a motor then that would be needed for photography?
  18. Oh No! Been waiting myself, planning to get it next month though so fingers crossed the stock will be available and down in price. Just looked and the shop I was planning to purchase from has raised the price by 10%
  19. Yes, very much so! Thanks for the detailed explanation
  20. Thanks for the responses, think I've got it now
  21. Evening all, Was gazing up earlier today at around 15:30 and noticed a half moon in the east-ish. In the west-ish there was of course the sun. My question is why was only a half moon visible? It's clearly something obvious I'm missing but to my tiny little mind, if there's nothing in the way between them, the moon should appear full. So what am I missing? Thanks in advance for putting me in my place
  22. Great Shot, getting even more excited about getting a scope now!
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