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  1. I'd probably print a case for my iPhone that I would be able to attach to an eyepiece.
  2. I think I will collimate it this week anyway. I'll try adjusting here and there and see how it goes. Thanks for the response.
  3. First of all, let me reintroduce myself as I have not been active for about a year exactly! I'm looking to invest in a new planetary eyepiece. I would like to get some great close-ups of the moon and great views of Jupiter. I have a burgess optical 6mm Planetary eyepiece but it doesn't seem to be doing the trick. Jupiter isn't brilliant and there are no real distinct lines. I'd like to go closer and sharper with the planets and the moon specifically. I know the 250px is hard to find suitable eyepieces for so I've come here for advice. I spotted this if anyone has an opinion: http://www.firstlightoptics.com/skywatcher-eyepieces/skywatcher-uwa-planetary-eyepieces.html Many thanks in advance!
  4. Thankyou for all the replies, very helpful. I'll take them into consideration and let you know what I decide on.
  5. That looks superb. Thanks very much. I'll and see what others put aswell and do you know if they sell it in the UK?
  6. Hello follow SGL members. First of all let me re-introduce myself back into the SGL community. It's been about 2-3 years since I last visited! Anyway, on with the mini-dilemma. The thing that prevented me from taking part in astronomy as actively in the first place was my lack of time. With school and work most nights, it was hard to find the time to hunt down DSO's. Today I dragged myself back into astronomy (Thanks to Stargazing Live) to try and make the most of my Skywatcher 250px Dobsonian (Full Tube). I've already researched some methods of doing this but I need expert advice from fellow astronomers. Before I list some options, I did find the dobsonian - goto upgrade kit. Unfortunately, it costs a fortune and it's not in the UK. Otherwise, that would be a no-brainer. Researched Produtcs: 1) http://www.equatorial-platforms-uk.co.uk/idol - The problem with this is the lack of customer feedback and lack of instructions etc. 2) Same goes for the 'Astrofix' found here: http://www.manortronics-force-gauges.com/Astro-Fix-NMS.html 3) Lastly is one of the star finder products like the Scopescout mounted to my telescope ( http://www.astronomy-shoppe.com/scopescout2.htm ) or the Celestron skyscout mounted to my telescope. ( http://www.celestron.com/astronomy/celestron-skyscout-personal-planetarium.html ) My best suited criteria for solving this problem would be that it's cheap, accurate and easy to set up. I hope someone out there knows something about this. Kind regards and many thanks for any replies,
  7. Thanks for the notification but Wolverhampton is too far for me.
  8. I've decided to now start earning and saving up for the sufficient funds which astrophotography requires. I have spotted a dslr on eBay which is the baseline camera for astrophotography. I know I have a Dobsonian, but I will be also saying for an Commercial or home built equatorial platform. So, if your feeling kind, would anyone like to give me some advice? Also, a mix of moon, planetary and short exposure DSO photography I'm interested in. eBay link : Canon EOS 1000D Rebel Xs 10.1MP Digital SLR Camera with 18-55MM AF/MF Lens BOXED | eBay EDIT : Accessories I will need for connecting the dslr to the dob suggestions, will be helpful Kind regards,
  9. I've been thinking about getting this one, which I think is the most powerful your allowed in the UK, it's class IIIa Z-Bolt® ASTRO-10 plus Green Laser Star Pointer - 5 Mile Range, Lithium Power
  10. Very nice Saturn indeed, may I ask what magnification/powermate you used?
  11. Hello Simon, welcome to the forum!
  12. Oh no! Are there Caravan EHU pitches left?
  13. It's a shame the commercial one's are quite expensive even though it works out in labour. It's the price I can't afford right now. I'd prepare to pay £200 - £300 for them but they seem to like there £100 profit
  14. I'm just confused that an EQ platform can cost under £100 but I've not asked my Dad for help yet, and it's the cheapest option. He's not into astronomy so I'll think we will struggle and fail :/ Like you said, it's hard to choose.
  15. That's strange, loads of posts have gone missing.
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