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    180 Mak first light review.

    Couldn’t agree more with this last comment. I have the smaller 150 SW MAK and in globulars, doubles, Nebula (crab, Orion, ring) it is superb. However, I only use it if I know the seeing is average to good, even on planetary viewing/imaging. Having said that, nothing will beat the pin crisp clarity that you’ll get with an APO IMHO. I’ve used my ED80 on many of the DSOs mentioned and although relatively small, the image is as sharp as the tax mans pencil
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    B&W image

    Last night I got a few images of Jupiter using my ZWO ISI034MC colour camera. Not sure how but it recorded the video images in black and white! has anyone come across this? It’s probaly something I’ve done but I can’t figure out what
  3. Ok, so not an astronomy job, but if your interested in driving planetary exploration http://www2.padi.com/blog/2013/04/23/nasa_nbl_scubadiver/
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    Easy does it!

    D3000 300mm lens at prime focus ISO 100 1/500 Sec exposure Taken during adverts watching The Black List!
  5. Nice review, I have one and have been lucky enough to grab a few Globulars during good seeing conditions. The views were fantastic and I totally agree on Orion. I was totally surprised by what I was seeing, spectacular! Rick
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    Astro TV , Tonight

    Excellent T, Thankyou sir
  7. recceranger

    Clear skies tonight!

    All ready for clear skies! Yippee
  8. recceranger

    Half moon

    Entry level D3000 with simple 300mm kit lens. 1/100th Sec at ISO 100
  9. recceranger

    Beginning Astronomy?

    I’m normally not a fan of superstore scopes but this one is a decent enough make and a bargain for beginners
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    What is the Maximum magnification you use (in UK)

    I reckon it’s no more than x 30 per inch of aperture. I never take my MAK 150 above x200 on Jupiter or Saturn and on lunar you don’t need to
  11. recceranger

    Great views

    Great night out tonight. Smashing views of M1 (Crab Nebula) and old faithful M42 among others. Best view yet of M78 which was a joy! Alas, the moon came up, but at least I got a chance to try out the variable polarising filter. Great piece of kit with none of the awful green tint you get with normal moon filters. Spot on
  12. recceranger

    John Young

    RIP John Young
  13. recceranger

    Help me choose a refractor

    Try an ED80 Pro - outstanding OTA
  14. recceranger

    Inspired for 2018?

    Wow, never knew they were going for more! Can’t wait
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    Inspired for 2018?

    Just read this. What an inspirational story and if this doesn’t get made into a movie I don’t know what should. Utterly uplifting and thank you to my wonderful wife, Jayne. The perfect Christmas gift

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