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About mdevine

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  1. I just wanted to thank everyone on this thread who advised me on getting the 4mm TMB Planetary II. I used it tonight on jupiter and the views were great! Also I can see that going with more magnification would of made the views worse. Jupiter was significantly darker in the TMB eyepiece compared to my standard 10mm and 25mm ep's. And although the image is smaller with my standard ep's the view was more crisp and bright. The 4mm ep's was definately on the border of the limits for viewing tonight. Tonight was by far the best I have seen jupiter. I could clearly see it's cloud belt and Io move
  2. I've just ordered a 4mm from Sky's the Limit. Can't wait! I just saw your deep sky album Rik. Those are fantastic photos! Can I ask what size ep's you used? And were they the standard ep's that came with your 150p?
  3. I've just looked and your right. I didn't realize there was an arrow on the other side. I was looking at the cast arrow! Thanks. That will save be buying alan keys!
  4. Thanks very much for your knowledge and also the pointing out Sky's the Limit. That's a great way to do business. Unlike others who don't have a clue about customer service! My only knowledge I can share is "Don't ever buy from Seben on ebay". It may be obvious to experienced astronomers but Noobs like me should be aware.
  5. Cheers for that info. Thank you for taking time to find out for me.
  6. Thanks for your advice John. I've had a search for places selling them and then came across threads comparing Paradigm's to TMB Planetary II. This hobby ties you up in knots with what to do and buy! That matches my budget at least. Any suggestions on whether to go for the former or latter eyepieces? Also, I know you recommend the 4mm John but I as most others on this forum want to try and stretch the capabilities of their scopes. So would a 5mm TMB which could go to 2.5mm (pushing to the max!) with 2x barlow or 3.2mm TMB be suitable? This would bring my scope to 234.3x In Stellarium a 3.2
  7. Hi Everyone, I just bought a SW Explorer 150p after recently becoming fascinated with astronomy. I'm a complete noob apart from reading everyone's informative posts on this forum over the last 2 weeks. I have looked at Jupiter for a few nights early last week when we had some clear skies. They were fantastic views especially compared to the tesco telescope I initially bought! I could see Jupiter's moons which was also a first. I was a little disapointed though as I could barely make out the cloud belts as Jupiter appeared quite small. I was using the 10mm eyepiece wiith the 2x barlow that co
  8. Hi All, I just bought an Explorer 150p with EQ3-2 mount. The problem I have found is that the factory set Declination circle is set 10 degrees off. I have tried to loosen the hex screw in there to adjust it but I don't have the correct size hex key. Does anyone know the size hex key I need so that I can buy the right size? Cheers for your help
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