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bullettooth

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  1. i have the 17mm and i think its pretty good. the contrast you get compared to the standard ep is great. the only bad thing is that the eyecups arent rubber so it gets pretty cold around your eye. also be aware that you will probs have to pay customs charges. http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/customs/post/internet.htm they are pretty decent for the price tho. good luck
  2. welcome to this great site. im sure you will find it really useful. as for some advice i would recommend setting up during the day, as much as you can, to familiarise yourself with your new scope. just so your not fumbling around in the dark too much. good luck with those clear skies im sure you will be impressed with the views you will get. some breath-taking sights up there.
  3. ok thats great thanks alot. i think i'll be going for the bst then.
  4. ahh ok. thanks alot for that. so are they any good? would you get one of these or the bst star guider?
  5. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-25-9mm-58-Degree-BST-Wide-Angle-Eyepiece-/380476229466?_trksid=p2045573.m2042&_trkparms=aid%3D111000%26algo%3DREC.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D27%26meid%3D2499944091399019038%26pid%3D100033%26prg%3D1011%26rk%3D1%26sd%3D380476229466%26
  6. Was browsing ebay yesterday and noticed that skies the limit had some different ep's on there. 58degree flatfield bst for £34.75 are these the same as the explorer's/starguiders but with a different design outside or something else from a different manufacturer? anybody have a clue about these? cheers Martin
  7. expectations, as in what you can see through any scope not just yours. you wont see things like they look in pictures.
  8. i have a 114 scope and found it pretty good from my light polluted back yard. aslong as your expectations of what you can see arent too high then you will find this scope very good as a starter scope. as i have mine. the 25mm ep supplied is ok but the 10 isnt that great. i only use the 10 now and again on the moon or on planets. as soon as you've got used to your scope and found a few things in the night sky to look at, i would suggest getting some new ep's. i just got a new one a few weeks ago and the difference is amazing. good luck and clear skies Martin
  9. just flocked my scope! thanks FLO. just need a clear night now. :D

  10. bullettooth

    M33

    ive been in the right place a few times now and never seen it. guess i will have to try from a dark site. well done! obv not an easy spot.
  11. thats good to know. thanks alot. would only be now and again if i did go tho as its about a 50min drive i think.
  12. i might have to have a look at that thanks alot. i just went to wynyard woodland park. i think i read that you went up there for the "whats up" at the start of the month. how was that? im going to go to the one on the 5th oct. you should get up there on a clear night. im getting some bins for my bday on the first of oct so will be up there more often. i hope.
  13. thanks for your in-put people. i do think that the group observing is a good idea, not to sound like a little girl, but it is a bit scary out on your own. especially when you get boy racers and the like coming around. you just cant feel safe with such people around these days. im getting some bino's soon so i think i'll use them instead of my scope when im out. easier to bung in the car in a hurry lol. (yes i am a chitty bum) im going to try and get out more this winter tho and go to some public observing events at the wynyard woodland park and planetarium thats near me. Clear Skies
  14. Went to a dark-ish site last night and was truely amazed by the view. Saw the milky way stretching across the sky (amazing) and had 360 degree views of the sky (wasnt too great looking east as the sky glow from the industrial area of middlesbrough is shocking) but still great. so great infact that i didnt even bother setting up my scope for the first hour. But here is where the depression sets in. i got home and went out the back and realised just how bad the light pollution is in my area. i wish i lived out in the sticks as i'd feel more comfortable out with my scope in my own garden. Anyone got a spare couple hundred grand laying around so i can move? lol. lottery tonight me thinks Clear Skies Martin
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