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  1. Hiya. Looking for help from anybody who might know this equipment.

    Bought one second hand recently and really like it but it's cone to battery change time and I cant get into it to change it.

    There is a screw cap with a slot for a driver or coin on top of the brightness wheel but I can't budge it. Every time I try and turn the screw cap the brightness wheel goes with it.

    Am I being gormless?

  2. Yeah mine was £30 from Maplins and I noticed an instant difference. I think with AAs you don't notice it all slowing down but it does.

    Just get a jump starter / compressor thing. Mine came with a lead that fit my synscan and I haven't looked back.

    Plus you don't have to worry about running out of juice just as Saturn hoves into view on a rare clear one.

  3. I've had my 130 for about six weeks now and it was seeing the moons that blew me away.

    Seeing four in a line around Jupiter is still my favourite thing I have seen. Saw Titan the other night too and that was awesome because I've seen the progs on what it's like.

    Being able to see it and imagine what's going on there as I do was pretty awe-inspiring.

    If you are anything like me you are gonna have an exciting few months ahoy :-)

  4. Okay so I'd like to have a peek at the sun with all this activity that's going on at the mo.

    What are peoples best suggestions?

    1-Make my own filter with solar film? If so, what's the best stuff to buy to ensure I don't blind myself?

    2- buy a ready made filter. If so which?

    3-forget it with my scope ?

    I know all about removing the finder etc. I have read a bit around the subject. Just slightly nervous if buying the wrong equipment

  5. Lol weird. I've "trained" my three year old to say exactly the same thing. She can also tell you that Saturn has rings and Jupiter has stripes. Heh.

    She saw the ISS with me the other week and thinks Peppa Pig was on board because of the moon / rocket episode hehe.

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