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About Potton_Phil

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  1. Welcome Andy, lots of useful information on this site so enjoy.
  2. This is my very first attempt at taking photos using a telescope. I decided to pick a random area of the Moon and see how it came out. I used my Celestron 6se and attached a Philips Toucam which I had bought some years ago but never used. Having taken the video I then ran it through Registax 5, again first time I have used this (can't use 6 as my laptop is XP only and wont run it). This was the final result as best as I could get it. I really enjoyed messing around with the kit so hopefully I can only improve. Any advice or suggestions would be very welcome.
  3. Welcome Gary, you will learn loads on this site, there are some real experts on here.
  4. Having purchased this scope I decided to research on how best to power it. Batteries are a waste of time and money according to many and mains power adapters can be dodgy to say the least. It all came down to using a power tank of sorts. Now both Celestron and Sky Watcher make these items but at a cost, surely there is another way, after all they are just big re-chargable batteries. I popped down to my local halfords and investigated the Power Packs made to jump start cars, and bingo they are just big re-chargeable batteries. So for a cost of £49.99 I now have a Halfords Powerpack 100 which is a 12v and 17ah power source. It includes two cigar lighter power outs, a USB power point, LED light and a compressor to blow up my air bed when star parties get just too much. I think these are worth every penny and I have saved around £40, so before you buy the labelled gadgets, come on this web site and read what other fellow astronomers have to say, its what I did and I am very happy that I took the time to do so.
  5. thanks Telrad still finding my way around the site but its looking really good so far
  6. Hi, Nice to be part of a huge online community with the same interest, look forward to the vast amount of help and advice available. Phil
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