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Mr Moff

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  1. I've got tv plossls and bgo's. Honestly it's hard to pick between them as they're both excellent. The only difference in terms of viewing quality is the tv's have a slightly darker background. Danny.
  2. +1 for the BGO's. The 7mm I use most on planets and the moon.
  3. I'm having one of those days as well. Made a coffee earlier and put the sugar in the fridge. A nice clear night in the garden should help. To the op an eyepiece worth looking at in that price range is the Hyperion Aspheric 31mm. Or a televue 32mm plossl.
  4. I still can't decide. Whats the weight difference between the 31 nagler and the 21 ethos?
  5. I'm considering the same, with the discount at the moment its a pretty good price. Or grab a few naglers. Decisions decisions.
  6. What about a Hyperion zoom with a televue plossl 32mm? That should cover most things, plus the zoom will let you know what focal length eyepieces you might want in the future.
  7. A couple of my x-cel lx's came from a guy on eBay. He was originally doing them for £49 with free post and the service was great. A couple of weeks later they went up to £59. Still a great price.
  8. Yeah it was the same here, no clouds around all night but you could only see a handfull of naked eye stars. Tonight might be looking good though.
  9. I have the X-cel LX range apart from the 2.3mm. The 5 and 7mm eyepieces work great on planets. The edges aren't to bad to be honest because you ususlly look in the centre on planets. The only thing I noticed with the 5mm is that I have a little trouble keeping my eye in the right spot, but the 7mm is a great eyepiece.
  10. unfortunately not mate. It would be nice if they did. The foam cases from maplins is more than big enough for the set.
  11. I just use the skywatcher one and it works pretty good. The battery lasts a good length of time too.
  12. This is a hard choice. I use both and like them just as much. If I had to pick one planetary eyepiece in those 2 flavours I'd say the 7mm bgo is my favourite. Either of them would be money well spent.
  13. sounds like a good ethos 13mm moment approaching. Absolute heaven.
  14. I've been collecting TV plossl's and between these and BGO's,they;re my favourite small eyepieces.
  15. The one that stands out for me is the Baader ortho 18mm. I love this eyepiece. I also have the X-cell LX 18mm which is also very good for the price.
  16. Eyepieces. Can't seem to get away from that one. This is my first look in here for quite a while.
  17. Great stuff, I'll give them a try. I'm into taking pictures of everything so I'm hoping to play with some images that I've recently been taking. Hopefully the laptop should be here in the next couple of days so at least I can spend a few days fiddling while the weather is rubbish. Thanks for the replies. By the way, olly those images are amazing.
  18. Morning guys, I was wondering if someone could explain stacking for me? I just ordered a laptop for imaging, and my current setup is, Canon 1100D Skywatcher 200p on a heq5. I did some searching and it seems that registax is popular. Is that the one to use or is there anything better? I've done a few months imaging but couldn't process anything because I didn't have a working laptop, so all I had was one shot at a time so I've got much to learn. Is there any other advise for getting started?
  19. Sky safari for me too. I've tried loads of apps and this is my favourite.
  20. I go out as soon as it gets dark and stay out till it starts to come light again. This summer I would get everything set up around tea time and once it became dark around midnight I'd be out there like a rocket.
  21. I'm very lucky with the neighbours. The guy on one side always turned his floodlights off when I'm outside. He even closes his curtains when he has lights on inside. The walls are 6 foot and I'm 6 foot 6 so they always see me setting up. I think all my neighbours have a hidden astronomer side just waiting to get to the surface.
  22. Thanks moonshan, yeah I definately think it's the 16 for me. Hopefully aperture fever will be a thing of the past then.
  23. Thanks for the replies, The plan is to only use this scope in my back garden and it will be stored in the shed which has double doors. I literally have to move it about 10 feet to be in position. The skies here are very good with hardly any light pollution. I'll be keeping my 8 inch Dob for traveling to a dark site, so no troubles there. I was originally thinking 12 inch but then I thought maybe it's worth saving the extra for the 14. Then when I decided it should be 14 I figured maybe it's worth going the extra 2 inches again. I think I'll definately stick with the flex tube and spend a little more time thinking over the size. Does anyone have a picture of a 16 inch flex tube next to something like a chair?
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