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  1. I am in Edinburgh area. Okay, so I spent a bit of time with the scope and now have it sorted, I find somethiong with finderscope and can then see it through main scope. I have found the starts and satur.... i think though, to be honest that the scope is just rubbish. What is the best to view Saturn with out of my eyepieces??? 25,12.5 or 4mm. They all seem pretty rubbish and i cant get the slightest bit of detail and im pretty sure i have focusing correct etc. When I used the 12.5 I thought i got a slight glimpse of the rings and assumed if I then used the 4mm that I would defo be ab
  2. well defo dont get a national geographic newtonian. I got mine all properly et up today and managed to find saturn quite easily but by the time i used my 4mm sight i still couldnt see even the slightest hint of a ring.
  3. just noticed you had put a budget up... dont know how i missed that sorry
  4. Dont get the argos newtonian Nat Geo one.... I bought it and its okay but not worrth it. I dont know too much about them as I am only new but usually the guys on here ask for your budget so they can tell you best one for price you are willing to spend.
  5. I juat dont get it. Its obviousl to even people with half a brain that an ELE will happen at some point and we are never going to be ready for it... The thing is, the universe is so large that I cannot understand why we are so persistent on staying on this rock. It reminds me of prisoners that have been institutionalised, get freed and leave just to go back to prison again. All that freedom and they dont know what to do with it. (i realise i have bad spelling) And I am in Scotland so not sure about voting for you lol
  6. I have actually been on one of the other threads where you are offering to sign your books for people lol. I have a big interest in sci fi... especially doctor who (obviously lol). Im in the process of writing a book myself, was considering starting up a section for people to bounce book ideas off of each other on this forum.
  7. NO WAAYYY!!!!! To be honest though I would rather the flight into space than the money... that would have been awesome. Its amazing, we seem to be going backwards with everything nowadays. Concorde????? Now Shuttles. What next? cars and jets? What ever happened to moon colonies etc lol.
  8. does anybody know of any astronomy clubs near livingston?
  9. well, that makes more sense than the theory that space is getting too dangerous due to nibiru...lol and such like lol.
  10. Hi there, I have just been reading a thread about shuttles and read that they are doing no more missions.... Why is this????
  11. i want to at least see through a good scope... never have. any astronomy clubs in livingston area??
  12. I have no issue with Monty pulling the wool over our eyes.... id do the same for my book. Well tbh id prob just ask but thats coz i know you are all nice lol. Onyhoos, is there a section for this type of thing where writers can bounce ideas off of each other as i will probably need some help with my book. Mostly scifi but would like some truth in it (or thoretical physics should I say). Its a Doctor who book and have the base storyline and first chapter finished but will defo need help with a few things... it would be great to start something up????? What you guys think? Duncan
  13. blue peter job???? how do i do that lol
  14. First of all thanks for all the comments and i will reply to them all the now lol. I didnt know there was beginners section as only joined forum yesterday but will have a look and if i have any more questions then i will be sure to post them there. It has screws for adjusting the small mirror yes, not sure about primary, will have to look. I realise its not the best and just got that one because of price etc (if i had known about this other one £130 one then i would defo have gone with it lol) If I enjoy looking @ stars etc (and im sure i will) then i will most certainly get a better scope. As
  15. it is essentially the same except my finder scope is a bit larger ans little things like that
  16. i think i may need to collimate mine an you guys are confusing the hell out of me lol. my finder scope is out with my main scope.... does this mean it needs collimated?
  17. Ok, so it jumps about even @ very low mag, my telescope seems a bit wobbly @ best of times. its from argos i think (boutgh it second hand, costs £140 new), I realise its not the best but im a complete beginner. National Geographic Newtonian or summat like that. Its defo wobble as hell though. Hope this info helps
  18. I just seen the strangest thing in the sky in a sort of north to west direction i think. i look @ stars al the time and have never seen anything like it. at first i thought it was a star but then realised it was orange, flashing and travelling very fast. not im not a UFO kina guy but that gave me the heeby jeebies. Im in scotland and it was between 3 and 3.30am. Anyone else see this thing.... strange as hell (the way the lights were it did actually seem like there were maybe 4 orange lights on it and it was spinning but i dont wanna start all that rubbish lol as i have never seen or believed
  19. hi there, thanks for the help, my finderscope is defo not alligned. I just realised that with a streetlight. Anyway, even with that being so (finderscope was off to the right) i thought id look @ the brightest star i could see and still managed to find it with scope by moving it around a bit, changed my eyepiece to highest magnification and SAW IT. It was just a blob of light (with a kind of blackish dot on it???). Onyhoos would the fact theat it needs (canny mind the word, starts with a C) done be making the finderscope a little off?? Another question i would like to ask if its okay is
  20. yip, have just been looking through my telescope and checked the thread you have linked, i do think that it might be off slightly. I do not want to rush it as it has stated not to do so. I will try and sort this out and will get back to you if i have problems once it is done. Thanks for your help. I can see this will be a fun task lol
  21. i think i shall check... shant be long
  22. Im actually getting quite excited after having found this forum as i might actually get to blumming see something lol. Its really hard when you do not know ANYONE who is interested and can help and not much help on net either. I aint stupid, its just that when you dont know something and info is limited its just difficult.
  23. the whata whata???? lolol.... Sorry, as I said, new to this. Been searching for some people with half a brain to talk to about this for 2 weeks now (everyone else thinks its boring lol). I think its
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