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Httetal

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  1. Hi Rob, any chance of a 2012 calendar? Or can you point me to it if you've done one already? Ta
  2. Thanks everyone - going to give the QX a miss, but have found the 5000 for just £42 at Telescope House the UK No.1 for Telescopes and Binoculars since 1785, they've got a bank holiday sale on if anyone's looking for new stuff.
  3. Great advice guys, I didn't get a barlow with the scope, Moonshine, but I like you're thinking. 26Left, can you suggest a website for Baader Hyperion you mention, would be interesting to see how the price matches up - also what are fine tuning rings? Sounds like they turn a normal ep into some sort of zoom ep?
  4. I just can't work out what would be a better bet for my 150x1200/f8 dob. I'm looking at getting a low power wide angle ep for some nice big sky and dso viewing. Am looking at 30 and 36mm 2" Meade QX eps, but don't know if the limit of my scope will make one an obvious choice over the other. Does anyone have a suggestion as to what would be better? Also looking at one high power ep for planets and am thinking of the 5.5mm Meade 5000 suoer plossl. But would the approx x220 mag be too hard to use or be to high for the seeing on most nights? Any thoughts gratefully received!
  5. It also occurred to me that at this time of year we probably have the smallest changes between day and night temperatures.
  6. I thought that the winter was suppossed to be better for 2 reasons: 1) The earth hasn't heated up as much during the day, therefore there is less disturbance when it cools at night. 2) In the winter the planets will be higher in the sky -as at night they are in the constellations where we find the sun in summer. Therefore we are looking through less atmosphere at them. I'm quite new to this still so there maybe other reasons I've not considered though... My guess is that you're improving your skills.
  7. SGL has triumphed again - I pasted all the comments into an email and sent them on, and low and behold he has fixed his problem - it was a focussing issue after all. Thanks everyone for your input.
  8. I've been away for Easter, but shall share all these pearls of wisdom next week when back at work. Thanks once again for the great responses. I'll update again to let you know if anyone hit the jackpot as it were...
  9. Nice thinking Dan, I'll check that with him after Easter. Thanks for the advice everyone
  10. Apparently all was in place correctly, so is it safe to assume the lenses are out and he should send it back?
  11. Thanks Rowan, I'll pass your advice on and see if that sorts it.
  12. Hi everyone, a work colleague of mine has bought his son a refractor Celestron Astromaster - but can't see anything through it. All he sees is white, whether during the day or night. He says he can't see anything obviously wrong and thinks it may be faulty. I said I would ask the wonderful folk on SGL if they had any answers. Let me know if you have any solutions or need any more info to help solve the problem. Thanks
  13. Cheers for the advice Adam, yeah, about 100 quid is the limit. Think I'll take the plunge on the TMB, I was thinking the 6mm would be about right. Still need to do more research on the DSO ep though.
  14. Great thread - glad I stumbled across it, as I've decided it's time to think about some more eps than just the 2 plossls that came with my dob. One for deep sapce (maybe a 2" long focal length and wide angle) and one higher power for planets - and with a baby on the way I don't want to spend much - the TMB planetaries seem perfect for the later (planets not bables), only thing - what size would best suit a 150 Dob??
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