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About Jonobiwan

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  1. Ye, when I got my first telescope I thought red dot and laser sights were the same! It's all about learning so don't feel silly! Bet a huge majority of people on here have been caught out with this one! I've got a Baader SkySurfer III red dot finder, it's cheap and does the job perfectly. Think it cost me around £18 plus P&P. There are better and more expensive red dot finders but have a look at this one anyway, doubt you'd be disappointed!
  2. Hey all, Was just wondering if anyone would recommend the Meade DSI II colour cam!? I don't know wether to buy this or a modded web cam that a fellow astronomer is selling. To be honest, I've not tried any Astro photography yet but I want it to be as simple as possible, I'd heard the DSI II was pretty quick and easy to use. Anyway, what do you think I should do? Got for the DSI II or a modded web cam, which I've been told is supposed to give very good pictures!? Hmmmmm!?!?
  3. I've got the Baader Skysurfer III, I love it! Very cheap and does the job perfectly!!
  4. Ye sadly the cloud is a bit of a swine!!! It's very unpredictable so you're just going to have to keep checking!!! I feel your pain, i've had about 3 decent clear nights since Christmas!!
  5. Hey all, hope you're well! This may sound like a really stupid question but I was wondering if someone can explain focal reducers in simple terms. I've looked on the net but it doesn't answer my question! What I want to know is if these are just used for Astro photography or if people actually use them to improve image quality when looking through EPs!? Do they improve your telescope at all!? Anyway, sorry if it's a rather dumb question to ask! Thanks
  6. I'm loving all the suggestions, keep them coming! Sadly I won't be buying things and selling them at a cheaper price if I don't like then on here! Haha
  7. Brilliant shot!!!! Would love to see more of these
  8. That's brilliant!! I'll certainly put this on my ever growing list!!! Was unsure as to which filters gave the best results but this looks like a pretty cool one! Thanks again for that!!
  9. I've just mounted a red dot finder to my scope, also bought a Baader Hyperion 8mm EP last month. A case sounds like a good idea too. I'm so damn indecisive!!
  10. Madness!!! I was thinking exactly the same. Going to have a look around on the net later! Are any better than others or is it a standard sort of filter..........is that a stupid question!?
  11. Well maybe you're right, maybe you can't have enough women and handbags! haha
  12. So it's pay day so what shall I buy for my telescope?? Hmmmmm
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