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  1. Hi all, I got my first telescope back in 2011 but had to pack it away when we moved in with family to save for a mortgage. Happy to say we all moved in and settled now so i have got the scope back from my brothers loft and will be setting it up this week to start learning the skys again. Looking forward to getting all the great help and tips i found from people here last time and maybe even sharing some of my basic knowledge if i can remember anything.
  2. 4.1 and a bortle of 8, but i am still addicted to going out
  3. At least you don't have to put up with looking over the whole of London. I have a deep affinity with moon and don't ask me what a dso is ((
  4. Welcome mate, i am in north London too but i have not ventured out of my back garden yet. I keep meaning to go up to Alexandra Palace to try the view from the cricket field, It looks promising in the day time.
  5. Thanks for the replies, i think i may give the Orion eye guards a go, i let you know how i get on with them. Also, i do not wear specs only contact lenses. Does this count for some of the problem? I have previously discounted the threads about eye relief because of this.
  6. Can any one sugest to me an Ep with a similar field of view, but one where i can rest my eye on some kind of cup/holder. To get the best view with the Hyperion i have to keep my eye hovering over the piece, this gets quite annoying.
  7. could you come and do mine, i am a little apprehensive about trying! Better build up the courage to start it while the skys are full of clouds though.
  8. Keep mine in the shed at the bottom of the garden, just hoping the spiders do not decide to make a new home
  9. I was out earlier too. Left the scope out to cool down when the viewing looked good. One hour later i started looking for targets and 20 mins later the clouds rolled over. Typical night in the uk!
  10. I started off looking at the double clusters NGC 884 and 869 first over near Cassiopeia. Took me a while to find them, but eventually i did. I used the Hyperion for the first time and can not start to describe the difference in quality from the standard EP's. The FOV was amazing. I do not know how i am going to be able to afford the whole set. I did a few sketches and then decided to move on. I was then trying to find M35 in Gemini, i spent quite a bit of time searching but i was not able to find what i was expecting. I then moved on to Praesepe in Cancer and found that very quickly. I then brought the laptop out and was trying to work out if i could see where Saturn was. After spending ages looking around what i thought was Spica, i realised that i was in-fact looking around Arcturus! I eventually found what i thought was Spica, just creeping above the top of my house. I squeezed the scope right up against the back fence and decided to focus on it to begin looking. I looked through the Hyperion and BANG! Saturn was there in the EP. Wow, what a moment.
  11. thanks for the quick answers, i will go and have a go
  12. Can anyone provide links to a list of easy targets that i could be looking for this evening. Because i am stuck in my small garden, my view would be from the constellation of Leo and westwards, with the lowest point of probaly Procoyn. I am looking at Stellarium and there are a number of DSO, but what is easy to find? should add that i am in North London so the LP is not great. At least i have no street lights to bother me. Thanks for any pointers
  13. Sharpiejas

    Second Moon

    18th March - one day before 'super moon'
  14. Sharpiejas

    First Moon

    13th March
  15. Thanks for that, they must have a lot of offers going at the same time. When i looked earlier they were offering 12 issues for £40 with a T-ring and 4mb memory card - wierd
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