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Jon Sales

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About Jon Sales

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    Astronomy, Quantum Mechanics, landscape photography, Astrophotography
  • Location
    Worthing, West Sussex
  1. Jon Sales

    Imaging with the 130pds

    Thanks for the info guys. Looking into the EQ5 with the 130PDS.
  2. Jon Sales

    Imaging with the 130pds

    Is the EQ3-2 any good or is it too flimsy?
  3. Jon Sales

    Imaging with the 130pds

    Been watching this thread for a long time. I have the Star Adventurer mount for widefield with my EOS760D and lenses. Now looking at a telescope again for visual and AP. Is the 130pds on the EQ5 PRO worth the money or should I go for the 150?
  4. Jon Sales

    Skywatcher Synscan 127 Mak

  5. Jon Sales

    Skywatcher Synscan 127 Mak

    Still for sale. Make me an offer.
  6. Jon Sales

    Skywatcher Synscan 127 Mak

    Still for sale due to time waster! Delivery by courier can be arranged.
  7. Jon Sales

    Skywatcher Synscan 127 Mak

    Sale pending.
  8. Jon Sales

    Greetings from Surrey

    Welcome to SGL from sunny Worthing. Not that far from you. We have our own astronomy club here - Worthing Astronomers. We have a page on Facebook.
  9. Skywatcher 127mm Maksutov Cassegrain. F11.8, 6x30 Finderscope, Synscan Alt/Az GoTo Mount and tripod. Nikon camera T Adaptor, Compass, 1.25" Camera Adapter, 1.25" Light Pollution Filter, 1.25" Moon Filter, Skywatcher 2x Barlow Lens, Celestron 2x Barlow Lens, Vixen NPL 10mm EP, Skywatcher 25mm Plossl, Skywatcher 10mm Plossl. Full working order, hardly been used, AA plug in power pack, mains adapter. Can be seen working. Spotless and well maintained. Sadly I don't get to use it but money will be funding a Skywatcher Star Adventurer as I'd get more use from it. Ideal setup for a beginner. Scope is a gem on everything I've seen with it. £275.00 Worthing, West Sussex Can be posted at cost.
  10. lol probably. Still not looked at it.
  11. Thanks for all the info. I need to check my handset as had problems this weekend with it. It was off by miles! Damn you synscan!
  12. I k ow it sounds daft but when you buy a GPS module for your mount does it do all the alignment for you providing your mount is polar aligned? Or are there mounts available with it built in? Would it help with AP? cheers.
  13. Excellent scope! Buy a copy of Turn Left At Orion. Fantastic book and will teach you the night sky and to 'star hop' from one constellation to another around the night sky. The book is readily available. I got mine from a local Waterstones but I've also seen it in WHSmith.
  14. Jon Sales

    Astrophotography with a Canon 5d?

    I use a Canon EOS760D with a Samyang 14mm f2.8 lens. I put it on a heavy duty tripod and use an intervalometer. My next purchase is a Skywatcher Star Adventurer and a 66ED refractor. As I don't have loads of money for the hobby this will be my limit for many years but I'll still be able to get some good shots. Im really impressed with the Samyang lens.
  15. Jon Sales


    I have astigmatism quite bad in both eyes. I've always taken my glasses off for photography and astronomy. My DSLR has a 'LiveView' function and I use that when I focus for AP. I've never had a problem so far as I focus normally with the viewfinder then switch to liveview and zoom in I. The screen and make any adjustments as necessary.

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