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mrnumpty

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About mrnumpty

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  1. i did not know that DSO would be in "black and white", on one hand i am a little disappointed, but that will not curb my enthusiasm to find them, but also now wants to take photos so i can see the colour... oh dear. One step at a time me thinks.. the star parties i will attend for sure. Thinking of getting a light pollution filter too, and the sky at night magazine has a lunar filter for free when you subscribe. My mission is to see everything i can see with this scope. then when that is done move up to an 8" or 10" and look at some photography type stuff.
  2. First of all i love this site.. any question is answered in a way i can understand so thank you all!! I love this Not too sure that the girlfriend agrees, but this is perfectly justified in my eyes. Loads of great advice and after pondering it for a while and a particular post I want to earn my new scope, so the next question how do i know 1) what i should be able to see with my scope in dark sky areas, and 2) from my back yard 2 i guess being the more important in my eyes. I see all these beautiful pictures of DSO and want to see for myself, i understand there will be no exact answers but a guiding hand would be wonderful. I will get to my local astronomy club in September, and also plan to attend a star party in autumn (not sure witch, but want to go to a big one, any advice would be great). If anyone can help with any of the above thank you if not, still thank you for taking the time to read my ramblings. mrnumpty "this is possiably the most exciting thing i have ever done!"
  3. They dont have any meetings in the summer... well no telescope sessions. =(
  4. I believe it is a 130p, i was brought second hand off ebay.
  5. I am new to the hobby (about 6 months in now) and have seen some really amazing things, but was really disappointed when i found M13 but it was just a smudge of light, and could not pick anything out. I have a skywatcher 130, how do i know what i can and cannot really see, i live in Worcester so there is light pollution so i will travel to malvern, which i a small town on a hill. Should i be looking for a different scope or some equipment to enhance things..... Cheers Chris
  6. i have seen Saturn, it was beautiful. but what sort of deep sky objects would i be seeing in my telescope (SW130).
  7. I am a total beginner at this astronomy stuff but when i found M13 i was really excited. It was just a smudge of light in the eye piece, i tried to focus, change up to a Barlow lens, increase the power of the eye piece but it was still just a smudge. I have a sky watcher 130. It was second hand but has recently been collimanised. I live in Worcester an have a limited view from my back garden, is it the street lights that are stopping me from seeing this. Ever since i had a problem with the spider (the screws had been rounded off) i have been worried that there i something else wrong. Advice please Cheers MRnumpty
  8. may take a little look at this. i will be coming from Worcester, but i just want to get around people who know their stuff and can enhance my understanding and enjoyment of this new hobby i have
  9. i mean i am very new to this whole thing and imaging would mean i can share what i see with friends, when they are not around. just want everything so fast, i have seen a scp880 with mod on ebay.£30. may hold out for that.
  10. ok so i am looking for an spc 880 man they are hard to find
  11. yeh i can change all of that, so now i need to get a nose piece and remove the lens. do all lenses screw off? i have the covers off ect. could see the lens but could not see how to remove. as for the nose piece First Light Optics - 1.25" nosepiece to webcam lens thread (ToUcam Pro SPC900NC) would this do the trick.
  12. this is the settings i can see and change
  13. thanks for the info on sharpcap i can control exposure and gain but not gamma so good start, i am looking for a nose piece would this do the trick First Light Optics - 1.25" nosepiece to webcam lens thread (ToUcam Pro SPC900NC)
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