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About Ally8446

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    Proto Star
  • Birthday 29/01/1971

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    Welshpool, Powys, Wales
  1. Most memorable observing moment?

    First time I ever laid eyes on Saturn...it would bring tears to a glass eye 😊
  2. I have practiced a little plagiarism here but this may give you an idea of what you're trying to achieve.
  3. Another Light Pollution Petition

    Signed and shared. Ally
  4. Hello

    Welcome to SGL from Al in Welshpool
  5. F4.6 vs eyepieces

    Cheers guys, my mind is settled.
  6. F4.6 vs eyepieces

    So will I need a paracor ? Eventually, after my bank balance has returned to normality I'll get better quality glass, I just hoped my current kit would be 'ok'
  7. F4.6 vs eyepieces

    Just a quick one. I'm drawing closer to getting a new 14" dob but I'd like to know at 4.6 will I have to take into consideration the purchase of new ep''s ? Currently I have 2 x BST and an ES 68° 24mm. Cheers Ally
  8. What telescope.

    +1 for a dob
  9. Hi people. I'm looking for advice on purchasing my last Dob ever, my dream scope. It has to be around 12 - 14" aperture, truss design. I think I'm sticking with manual, the hunt is part of the thrill. Budget maximum of £2500 (thank you Mrs Ally 😊) On my list so far is Sumerian and David Lukehurst. Can you help please. Al.
  10. Thanks guys. He's actually gone with a Skywatcher Startravel 102. Picks it up in a week or so. Just requires me traveling 50 miles northwest of Glasgow from mid Wales to show him how to use it. Bless.
  11. cellestron 114eq

    The only issue I'm aware of with that scope is that it has a corrector lens inside the focus tube. It's called a 'bird-jones' design. It makes it slightly more difficult to collimate. If you do a search on SGL for '114eq collimation' you should find all the information you require. Hope this helps. Ally
  12. Hi guys. My uncle has just moved from the city to the coast and has asked me for some advice. What he'd like is a telescope or binocular setup that would enable him to browse the night sky but also allow him to watch ships/boats and submarines on the Firth of Clyde, maybe a little twitching on the side. Budget around £100 to £150. Any suggestions please. Ally
  13. 2018 Quiz

    Can I suggest you don't 😉🤔
  14. SWMBO has given full permission for the go ahead on a NEW purchase, not used 😱😱😱 After very careful consideration and 6 weeks of trying to find a used one, my decision is between 12" Skywatcher Flextube or 12" Explore Scientific Ultra Light Dob (Gen2). I'd love to have your opinions on pros and cons please. Ally
  15. 12" Flextube dobsonian

    Skywatcher 12" Flextube. Budget £650ish