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Everything posted by stickbow

  1. Hi all I have just got an Evostar 120 refractor and when I look at Jupiter is has a purple tinge around it, I was told this is CA and you can get filters to filter this out, anybody know the best filter to use for this. Cheers..
  2. The evostar is looking favourite, does any one know if you can use 2" eye pieces with it?
  3. Hi there I have narrowed my choice of scopes to 2, a starstruck 120 or an evostar 120, anyone have experience or advice on these, cheers.
  4. Hi again I posted a while ago as I was thinking about getting an acuter 100mm spotting scope, well I am also looking at the Skywatcher Startravel 120, I want a scope that will give good views of Jupiter, Saturn and the moon and some nebulous but is quick and easy to set up as well as easy to carry around. This is a second scope I also have a syntax pro150 on an heq 5 pro mount. Anyone got any ideas on these scopes. Cheers
  5. Hi I am thinking about getting one of the above scopes as a second scope for when I just want a quick setup and look for a short period and I wondered if anyone has used or knows about these scopes. I was thinking of an 80 mm with a micro focuser on or a 100mm with a normal focused. Any info is appreciated cheers.
  6. Hi all I had a personal solar telescope for Christmas with a 20mm eyepiece (supplied) I can see the whole disk of the Sun but I think a different eyepiece might be better. Does anyone else have or use one of these and what eyepiece do you use. Cheers
  7. Thanks I have not used it for 3-4 months and it has been on charge in the bedroom all that time, I tried it yesterday and the flouresent light died after about 10 minutes and the lights said out of charge but after plugging it in and charging for about 3 minutes it showed fully charged again but today the light died after 2 minutes and so I think it is kapput.
  8. Hi everyone Yep I need a new power pack for my HEQ5 pro, the 2nd halfords one has just died, does any one have any sugesstions, I had thought about a Maplins one but several of them have bad reviews on the maplin site. Cheers..
  9. Hi everyone Yep I need a new power pack for my HEQ5 pro mount, the 2nd halford one has died again so I don't want another one from there, any one know of a good one, been thinking about a Maplins one! Cheers..
  10. Thanks guy`s now I understand and i will get that book
  11. This may seem daft but I can,t understand how to focus with only the camera body attached to the scope because the SLR cameras that I have used before I always focus using the lens.
  12. i have a laptop with registax for processing the images but i do not want to take it around with me, also how can i focus with no eyepiece or lens
  13. thanks for the reply but i do not want to take computers about so it will just be the slr for now.
  14. Hi everyone I would like to start taking pictures of planets and the moon and maybe some dso's. I have a skywatcher max 150 pro maksutov,with an 1800mm focal length this is on a HEQ5 pro synscan, I have been told to get a digital camera body and connect it the the scope without an eyepiece in the scope or lens on the camera. It has been sugested that I take several short videos and then use registax to stack them. I don't know if this will work or how I can focus the camera, any help will be appreciated. Cheers
  15. I went out tonigh with my HEQ5 synscan goto system and a Skywatcher 150 max pro maksutov cassegrain scope. About 2 weeks ago I upgraded the handset firmware to 3.32. So tonight was the first night out with it and after polar aligning and aligning with 3 stars I was doing a tour with the handset and it came up with "The ghost of Jupiter" I tried to go to it but it said it could not find it, has any one else heard of it???? Also I was looking at Jupiter and I noticed what looked like a dark or black spot on one of the rings, it moved very slowly, I could see the 4 moons so I dont think it was one of them, could it be the red spot. Cheers
  16. try this I also made a shield for my related.
  17. hi l did a piece on making a dew shield with a camping mat cost £5:00 so do a search on this forum and you should find it. good luck
  18. Hi I have a skywatcher 150 pro, mak and I love the planets with some dso,s as well. this is on a heq5 pro with synscan.
  19. Has anyone got experiance of these? They appear to be 2 eyepieces in one unit, I was wondering how they compare to Meade 4000 series or the celestron X el lx eyepieces.
  20. I am thinking of a new eyepiece 15-20mm I have looked at the Celestron X-Cel LX 18mm and the Meade 4000 series 15mm, I want one with long eye relief but not sure which is best, I have up to £80 to spend and would like some advice please on these. Thanks
  21. Hi I have had to change my SynScan handset due to problems, the old one had ver: 3.27 firmware but the new one has ver: 3.25, which I think is an older version. The new one powers up and seems to work ok indoors but should I update the firmware and is this likely to messit up? I need it for stargazing live event tonight. Cheers for any help..
  22. Hi Everyone does anyone know if these people have changed their name? cheers
  23. thanks for the info everyone, I will stick with my setup for now as I will get the chance to try a dob soon.
  24. hi all I have a skywatcher 150 pro maksutov, this is mounted on a HEQ5 goto mount, I am thinking of trading it in for a 10" or 12" mead dobsonian and was wondering if this is a step up or backwards, I use it for planetary mostly but also some deep sky stuff, any thoughts would be helpful so if you use a dob what are your thoughts, cheers.
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