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Everything posted by johncbradley1

  1. Thank you lee. Yes I think I'm going to research and save up I will look into that book
  2. Thanks James. Have you done any imaging with your 200P?
  3. Hello good people! After using EQ2 mounts and imaging planets for almost a year, I think it's about time for me to start imaging DSO's! I think I can just about afford to get the skywatcher 150p on EQ3-2 mount. Will the mount be ok with a dslr or should I wait a while and get the 200p EQ5? The HEQ5 mount is just too expensive for me, unfortunately. I would just like to know if the EQ3-2 or EQ5 is capable of imaging DSO's Thanks!
  4. How did you get on with the EQ3 mount Tom? I'm considering one for DSO imaging..
  5. Rik, I am thinking about going for the 150p eq3-2. Do you still think I will be able to get some dso astrophotography out of one of them?
  6. johncbradley1

    The Moon

    My first time observing the Moon through a telescope at 65X magnification. (My first ever telescope, it's an Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ)
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    IMG 8642

    From the album: The Moon

  8. I thought about that! Could it by any chance damage my eyepiece or anything? As I read somewhere that that could happen. Also, thank you everyone for the replies!
  9. What do I need to do this? I can't seem to find anything on youtube that deals with reflecting telescopes I don't want to miss the transit of Venus. I have a 5 inch aperture. Thanks John
  10. Hello friends! I'm interested in taking this combined science course this October: http://www.themanchestercollege.ac.uk/adults/courses/combined-science-0 I don't really know much, Maths wise, but I have a strong passion for Physics & Astronomy, just thinking this course could be a good way to get my foot in the door and step in that direction. Have a look and let me know your thoughts John
  11. For a good Barlow I recommend this one http://harrisontelescopes.co.uk/acatalog/Revelation_Astro_2.5x_Barlow_Lens_1.25_.html It's a 2.5x and well, if you read description you will see it has 3 elements which are usually found in the more expensive Barlows. I have one and I can't fault it for £37
  12. Hiya Derek, told you these people are friendly! I hope you are enjoying the scope!
  13. I didn't see it at it's prime, but I saw it the night after and it was beautiful. John
  14. here it is http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/230787144207?ssPageName=STRK:MEDWX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1433.l2649&_trksid=p3984.m1433.l2649#ht_500wt_1287 do you think £140 is a good price?
  15. About the focus, I watched a video on how to get around that hopefully that'll work for me!
  16. I do have a DSLR, I just need an adapter for it (which I am going to get) Or is it not worth me getting one? I am a little confused to why I wont be able to image DSO's Is it because the mount is wobbly or is it the EQ2? (I don't know much)
  17. Ohh, well I've bought it already I got a few bits with it though; the 3 eyepieces, phillips spc 900 webcam, extension tube & and a UV filter. It's all pretty much brand new. I paid £140
  18. Upgrading to the Skywatcher Explorer 130M? I can buy one of these scopes with imaging equipment and a motor drive so that I can take some photos of DSO's and Planets. I would just like to know if anyone has any good or bad experience's/thoughts with this particular scope. I have the Celestron Astromaster 130EQ already and it doesn't have a motor drive on it. Will the Skywatcher be a decent upgrade from this? Thanks guys
  19. Is this the one? ASDA HPC201B ASDA Webcam | Webcams | ASDA direct I'm going to try and use my old playstation 2 eye toy camera if that'll work
  20. Not bad! Post some photos you take with it when you get a chance
  21. Hello, this maybe a bit late but I have just bought a 1MW green laser pointer like yours on that photo and I'd just like to know where abouts you got that mount for it from?
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