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stuartjones

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About stuartjones

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    Male
  • Interests
    Astronomy, Astrophotography, Computers, Riding Kawasaski ZX7rr Motorcycle.
  • Location
    Crewkerne , Somerset , Milkyway Galaxy
  1. Coming on really good, looking forward to see the end result
  2. Hi just an update, I received the extension tube for the scope yesterday, fitted it on and done a test run and all is now well i have perfect focus on objects. Thanks again to all that helped me on this, such a small bit making such a difference, now I can get back to imaging THANKS
  3. Thank you so much, I will be able to sleep well now and know that when the bit comes I will be able too go out and enjoy
  4. No it was second hand when I purchased, And no can't get any focus full stop, without holding the eyepiece up and away from the holder, I have ordered the it Tinker said about, as that does seem right as it will hold it where my hand was holding it.. Thanks for all the input guys super help, I was starting to think so many things you confuse your self bad.. will let you all know if it works ...
  5. Yes the extenders would make sense and thanks for the link there
  6. Hi no it's the first time I have managed to have the time at last too start using it. I have some pics in my Album of it when I first got it. all the bits seem t be there.. The lenses all seem perfect, well they must be because as i say I can get a crystal sharp image if I hold it away.. And I have no 2" eyepieces to use yet.
  7. I have tried it with and without, It brings it too a really bad fuzzy focus with one in but I mean really bad
  8. Hi there All long time since I have been here so very busy, But have a big help question and hope you can help, and if it's a stupid one sorry... here goes.. I have a sky-watcher D=120mm F=1000mm and takes 2" eyepieces, I have a converter so I can use my 1.25" eyepieces. I Took it out to set up as I have two scopes on my mount get them facing in the right direction and I can get no focus on my sky-watcher I have tried on close too tree's and objects that are ver a mile away ( live out in the countryside ) the only way I can get it to come into focus is to take the eyepiece out the holder and hold it by hand about an inch and a half away with the focus travel fully out.. all the eyepieces work in the other scope so it's not them... I have tried it with the cover on the end restricting light in and still not improvement, and it's really really frustrating me now. would it be anything to do with having to have 2" eyepieces that's the only other thing I could think of.. Hope someone can put some light on the situation Thanks stu
  9. it's a great feeling when you discover these things for the first time your self. I am still awaiting to get my new scope out, not one clear enough night still after three weeks of waiting.
  10. I got a nice new set of filters from the brother in law a new filter from my son and the book Turn Left At Orion from mother in law fantastic book forth edition. and a new tripod from the Wife. And a brian cox face mask from the wife
  11. Hi there I am no expert but from personal experience when i was starting out and purchased a whole set of eyepieces a set of 5 and payed £70 for them all, and was very disappointed in them the optics where not very clear or gave much of a FOV. So after that I have always just purchased single eyepieces at time when i can afford. I do find that the higher price ones are far more superior quality sharper views better FOV more solid fitment to the holder ect.. But like i say i am no expert just my views from experience there are people here who can give you professional advice.
  12. Went out side at 05:30 this morning after kids waking us up hypo and all the stars where shining lovely first time in weeks. What a super xmas pezzy. happy xmas all
  13. Hope you have some clear skies now to use and test. happy xmas
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