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jimmythemoonlight

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About jimmythemoonlight

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  1. hi phil firstly what a lovely piece i live in liverpool so would you be able to deliver . Secondly as your primary advert is for the stand and not the whole set up would you be open to any offers nothing silly mind and third and finally iv'e just read the write-up in the sky at night magazine and generally all seems ok but there are a few concerns i have so based on that i think were talking nearer the £400 mark for the whole set up thanks for showing me such a lovely piece of kit jimmy
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    Orion Optics 6" f11 'Planetary' Dobsonian

    hello i'm jimmy firstly i'd like to say that i'm becoming a little out of sorts for seeing into the stars i know that my telescope is far smalller than yours ( 6.92 & 900mm) but would it be worthwhile me buying your stand to replace my eq2 stand that i have for my skywatcher telescope cheers
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    messier objects

    I may be slightly wrong with the objects but why is it that the likes of M35 which is classed as a globular star and does looks globular but M3 is also classed as a globular star but looks like a different type of star i e all scattered out rather than jelly like like a globular star please can anyone explain
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    iss possibly

    Hi all can anyone help i was out on Saturday night around 11:30 and I thought I spotted the kiss it was coming from the south towards the Andromeda galaxy and parallel with this big jumbo so that's how I knew it wasn't a plane it was just this single light moving quite fast were the plane had three lights and moving what I thought was quite slowly I could be completely wrong if so can someone let me know what it may of been I've seen the iss a few times and I'm reasonably sure that's what it was . I'm so sorry that I couldn't remember the name of the group of stars shaped like a W it's how you find Andromeda but it flew in between those and Andromeda towards the northwest so if anyone can help me I'd be so grateful cheers jimmy clear skies always
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    Show me your eyepiece cases

    Hi all I have two cases the first one I got was with my telescope in 2011 then we moved house in 2012 & they went missing so I bought another eight ep's all plossal's but three were planetary ep's which are outstanding and the other five came in a nice silver case with a red torch and five different coloured lenses to attach to each ep. As soon as I work out how to send the pictures of them I will :-) :-) :-) jimmythemoonlight :-) :-)
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    webcam attachment

    Hi all I'm looking for a webcam that has a attachment to attach to my tablet which is a Motorola XOOM. If I can I would like to attach this to my telescope which is a skywatcher explorer 130 / 900 . If I can find something to attach these two things together I'll be able to look at the sky a lot more as I'm struggling to get outside. I would be very grateful if someone could give me some ideas of how to complete this act as it may stop me from buying a new laptop instead but if I have to then so be it thanx again. Jimmy :-)
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    collimation

    Hi tinker 147 I'm a bit fed up people saying well I think there's something missing here there's nothing missing if you look on my profile page it's all there in black and white but just for you here goes skywatcher 130/900 explorer on a eq2 mount technical details: reflector: diameter of primary mirror: 130 mm telescope focal length 900mm ( f6.92) x2 barlow lens and last but not least 30% more light gathering than a114 mm if you need anymore information tinker I'm sure I could find something else out cheers :-) :-) Jimmy
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    collimation

    Its ok ron that's how I got my name but up here in Liverpool we don't spell it out so much we just put the first line in and let your brain work the rest out...... sorry ron justabitofun Jimmy :-) :-)
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    collimation

    Hi all can someone tell me how to collimate my scope thanx :-) :-) Jimmy
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    3x barlow lens

    Hello people I maybe pretty close to buying a 3x Barlow lens but I don't know if my telescope would be suitable for it as to it being to fast or to slow my scope is a skywatcher explorer 130 / 900 f6.92 so any advice off you wonderful people would be very grateful thank you :-) :-) Jimmy
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    Focusing Binoculars.

    Hi all as you all know I've just had bought for me a pair of binoculars and the rules for focus in the the instructions where first close your right eye and focus sharply at a object using the centre wheel when you have the desired effect then close the left eye and on the same object get the same sharpness using the diopter then check by opening both eyes I done this inside and outside and the effects were the same brilliant I've recently been to the opticians to have a eye test and had to purchase two pairs of glasses one for reading and a pair for tv and he told me or rather corrected me when I told him I once had 20/20 vision and he said there's no such thing as 20/20 vision in the uk it's a American measurement but when I was younger I really had good eyesight but he explained how this deterioration comes about he was very good so maybe there are different ways for different binoculars who knows but that's what I did and it works every time :-) :-) Jimmy :-) :-)
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    best ep's

    :-) :-) hi stu thanx for the information on the change of name lol but I don't really like it anyway it's just something that I use for my email address, I think I've aligned my solar finder I've read the information on it and it says that you should be able to see the sun through crosshair which I can I think it's just a matter of being a bit more patient with my ep & hoping all will come good but once again thanx for your reply cheers Jimmy :-)
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    best ep's

    Hi all I don't know if I'm in the right section or not but I'm sure someone will put me straight if I'm not. I wanted to view the sun safely so I purchased a solar filter for the front of my skywatcher 130 telescope which is a f7 to observe the sun I also bought a crosshair bracket to fit on my scope so I could accurately look for the sun but I'm unsure as to what size ep to use, so far I've used a 20mm a17.5mm also a12mm and a 7.5 mm but upto now I've failed to see the sun. My crosshair is in the correct place as you can see the sun right in the middle of it and my scope is facing north so what am I doing wrong I'm sure it's something simple but I've yet to work it out . So if there's anyone out there who can help me I'd be most grateful. Cheers Jimmy :-) :-)
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    new binoculars

    Thanx to everyone for the thumbs up on my new binoculars you really have put my mind to rest. So far I've looked at the moon, Jupiter ( you were right about Jupiter just a really bright blob) but what I'm really looking forward to is the Andromeda galaxy it's my favorite thing in the sky along with Pleiades. So all in all a great birthday gift bought by my wife ,also got the telescopic pole & g bracket which are incredibly versatile whilst looking up for any length of Time I would just like to say a great big thanx once again to all the great people on here I wouldn't know were I'd be without you all. Cheers and clear skies always Jimmy :-)
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    new binoculars

    Hi all I'm made up my new binoculars have arrived & also the telescopic stand & L bracket to go with it , I'm over the moon I didn't know how to focus it properly until I read the instructions that came with it. Now I'm ready to observe the night sky along with my telescope, along with the original ep's that I bought when I got my telescope in 2011. The name of my binoculars are revelation 15x70 porro prism binoculars from bresser uk Ltd. So has anyone heard of this company and what do you think of the binoculars for looking at stars , planets and constellations a bit of feedback would be most welcome thanx jimmy :-) :-)
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