Jump to content

Stargazers Lounge Uses Cookies

Like most websites, SGL uses cookies in order to deliver a secure, personalised service, to provide social media functions and to analyse our traffic. Continued use of SGL indicates your acceptance of our cookie policy.



  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited


Everything posted by Badgerjc

  1. Nice one Karlo, lets just hope for clear skies and good seeing hey!! Andrew :D :blob: :blob: :blob: :blob: :blob: :wav:
  2. Is the Lunar Eclipse Wednesday/Thursday or Thursday/Friday?? Need to get time off work!! Thanks Andrew!!
  3. Thanks for the advice Gaz!! I think i have to start saving!! LOL Regards Andrew!!
  4. So basically the HEQ5 looks better, is more sturdy, has better motors! Definately the better mount for imaging, almost a mount for life i guess!!
  5. Gaz in your honest opinion is it worth paying the extra money for the Skywatcher (HEQ5 PRO) at £300 more!! Is the mount that much better?
  6. I am currently thinking of upgrading my setup and am torn between two options at the moment:- 1. A celestron C8NGT http://www.firstlightoptics.com/proddetail.php?prod=C8nGT 2. Or a skywatcher 200P http://www.firstlightoptics.com/proddetail.php?prod=200heq5 There are several reasons for upgrading, The main one being to eventually get into some imaging!! (aswell as wanting to move onto an equatorial mount, and more aperture of course!) The main thing that concerns me is the mount really, as i have heard good rep's on both OTA's! I would like goto but am prepared to go without for now if need be but is the price indicative of the quality of the mount??? And would either of the two be good for DSO imaging? Also would the CG5 also take a small refractor aswel as the newt?? I have heard some negative rep's on the CG5 but none on the HEQ5!! Any help or opinions please!! Thanks Andrew
  7. Very nice images mate, i'm no expert but i sure do like them!!
  8. Ant i could't believe these images either!! Absolutely awesome!!
  9. That is the best ISS image i have seen to date!! Awesome detail!! tis a shame about t'other 2 sp's not being visible, but you should be proud of that image!! Stunning!! Badger!!
  10. See you all tomorrow!! :wav: :tshirt:
  11. WOW!!! i like the understated look of that image, very nice indeed!!
  12. Not being into imaging myself i cant give any technical input, but i can say a very nice image indeed, very pleasing on the eye!! Well Done!!
  13. Unfortunately the lights are toughened!! Have tried many things:- 1. I tried two slingshots, A black widow and a Diablo pro!! 2. Tried a 2.2 cal air rifle! 3. And even tried asking them to change the angle of the light, the response was not printable! I really need to move to the middle of the country somewhere!!
  14. Hope this uploads!! A moon pic taken with a Nokia N73!!
  15. http://www.firstlightoptics.com/proddetail.php?prod=CelestronEPkit Have a look at these!!
  16. Badgerjc

    Hello from Hull

    Hi and welcome to SGL!! :hello1: :hello1: :wave: :wave:
  17. i can just make out the rings in mmy 12x50's so yes i would say so!
  18. Welcome to SGL matey! A wondrefull place to be, a hive of information and loads of very friendly people!!
  19. I would say 300x mag would be the highest you could go!! Depending on the seeing that is!!
  20. Try having a look at these ep's i have just got mine and they are great value for money mate!! A good buy for sure!! Hope this helps!! Badgerjc http://www.firstlightoptics.com/proddetail.php?prod=CelestronEPkit
  21. Not that i'm an expert on imaging but oh my god thats a fine image!! Not going down the imaging route myself yet, But when i do i sure hope i get images that good!! Impressed Badgerjc!!
  23. My first view of Saturn was last night, and what a sight, small but no less amazing!! Sick at it, the hobby just get better!! Badgerjc
  24. Just got mine From Steve(FLO) nice EP's and you get a half decent Barlow!!
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.