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    I agree with John, unless it was purchased very recently, then that does seem a lot for a second hand 200P!
  2. Yes I do! I just rotated your drawing same as Carole has done. I don't think you are being fair on yourself to say that it doesn't seem to look anything like the star charts. I just pulled it up in Stellarium, and would consider your sketch a pretty good match. :)
  3. Sorry, couldn't let this pass for those on a budget! At half the price, my useless, poor ES UHC filter has enabled me to see the Veil Nebula! Stick to the useful, good filters if you can afford them, by all means.
  4. Could be a very canny props person who will be very happy to rehouse it once the filming is finished?
  5. I only have two half tidy filters! They're both still stored in their filter cases, in their original boxes!
  6. Thanks Steve, but I am being an awkward so and so and would like pneumatic (on grass) and something that didn't increase the height too much. Which is why I am still looking! Nice. had to look it up.
  7. WOW! No 'man-up juice' required! I'm not a small man and I very rarely lift my 8" dob and base in one piece. Wheels maybe? I'm looking to add some to mine, but haven't quite found what I am looking for yet.
  8. I'd keep the dob and buy something smaller. As people have said, an equivalent setup probably won't be much lighter. A smaller setup would be one you could use more often with the dob for the "dob" nights. I suppose that this is how I function at the moment. Life, family and work mean that I don't get out as often as I'd like to. However, some nights I just go out and look up, some I take out the binos, some I use the etx90, but then if I go out and it looks like a "dob" night, then I get out the dob!
  9. Hello Again. As people have suggested, try it outside first, in the day time, pointing away from the sun. Use the 20mm eyepiece and point at something in the distance, a chimney pot or aerial or church steeple. Turn the focuser slowly through the whole length, all the way in to all the way out, until the object is in focus. If the draw tube is moving, the eyepiece is in place and all dust caps are removed, then you should be able to focus on something.
  10. We have a 'scope with the same spec in school. It's lovely on the moon. With the 20mm inserted and nothing else, it should be fine. The finderscope is a pit poop, (best set up in the day, by focusing the 'scope on a distant object and the adjusting the finder) but on the moon, with the 20mm, you should be able to find it by just moving the telescope around until the moon is in the field of view. Best not to try observing from inside the house! Try turning the focus knob so the eyepiece moves all the way in and then turn it slowly out until the moon comes into focus.
  11. Just seen a few crackers! Went to put the rubbish out and there was a big break in the clouds. Saw half a dozen with a couple of really long slow burners. Fantastic!
  12. Congratulations! From small sparks, neutron stars are created!
  13. If Starry Nights came with the 'scope, it would be worth a look, it's not cheap otherwise. Stellarium in free. It's what I use, mostly. I do have Celestron's Sky Portal on my phone, which is good.
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