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About martynzilla

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  1. I've also got one and love it Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk
  2. I use a tripod for my bins . My 12 50s have a tripod as well . I'm hoping to see it again before the 28th , but the weather isn't great at the moment . Next time I've got my 8" telescope out I will have a go at lovejoy Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk
  3. Im now planning to get some 15 × 70 bonoculors, have a bracket mad to connect them somewhere near the rear end of my scope, also with their own red dot finder Sent from my GT-I9000 using Tapatalk
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  5. I just found ison . I actually found it a few mornings ago with high cloud. I could see a fuzz patch but couldn't be sure. Today was cloud free and I saw it again but was much clearer . It's conveniently placed above an L shaped star pattern at 1 o'clock from spica . I was using my 20 × 80s, I had a go with my 12 × 50s, and I saw it with them as well while I was at it I had a go at mercury , and I saw its monthly phase with my giant bins , it looked like a crescent but stellerium reckons it was half . I'm really pleased with ison , it's my first ever comet i have seen , I may have a go at some others now , but I know this one is brighter than most Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk
  6. Just tried again and failed high clouds have moved in . I'm going to wait till Monday or Tuesday now when it's right next to spica Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk
  7. I got a very good star chart showing its path through November from sky and telescope magazine . I will have another go in the morning Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk
  8. I have a feeling it stays the same , as when I set my setting circles on main stars , their r a coordinates seem familiar , however , I'm also a bit of an amateur and am looking forward to some expert comments on your post as well Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk
  9. I tried on Saturday morning. I was using my giant bins ,, I had my strllarium app out as well trying to star hop from mars , but stellerium wasn't showing ison at all Sent from my GT-I9000 using Tapatalk
  10. It's been clear skies all night at work . On leaving half hour ago I thought I would get my giant bins out and have a go for izon , as soon as I get home the clouds are rolling in thick and fast Sent from my GT-I8190 using Tapatalk
  11. I found Neptune with my giant bins , but have struggled with my 8" as I'm finding that the 50 × 9 finder scope can't pick up alot of the faint stars during star hopping . I'm planning to test the setting circles on it quite soon , if they work will have a go that way I refer to it as my 8" as I also have a 3" refractor . That was my first scope Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk 4
  12. I already new where everything was except the crab and m33 , had to do some serious star hopping for the later Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk 4
  13. Perhaps it wasn't a moon as it was quite bright , though not as bright as Uranus . The other times I've viewed it has haven't seen anything by it , though I think last nite was the first time I used my 8" Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk 4
  14. I normally just shut the lid of the eyepiece box, if I have eyepieces lined up ready for action in keep the dust covers on until they go in the scope . That stops them dewing . Last night was the dirt coldish nite this autumn Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk 4
  15. I've had a great night tonight . In my big scope ( 8 "), I saw the crab nebula , m33 , m31 , Jupiter and at least 4 of its moons , Uranus and i think 1 of its moons but not sure . Last time I viewed it there was nothing nearby , but tonight there was something very near it , could it have been one of its moons ? With my bins I saw Mars, orion nebula , beehive cluster , coathanger cluster , dumbbell nebula , m31 , pliedes cluster , hyadies cluster , also saw 3 decent quite bright meteors . My new objects for tonight were m33 and the crab , all from my back garden on a moonless night. We have a fair bit of light pollution here too . Next time will need to use my dew heaters , my eye pieces and lenses were misting up quite a bit winter is coming Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk 4
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