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Optical Dob

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  1. They might not be on the final version. But agree with Alan, it wouldn't bother me.
  2. Hello and welcome to SGL.
  3. Optical Dob

    Hi from Essex

    Hello, welcome to SGL.
  4. Its a no go for me tonight I'm afraid.
  5. Be interesting to see how this scope develops. Who knows the end result may be carbon fibre
  6. I've still got my Tasco I didn't get it in Tescos and I haven't used it on Trusco . Hi and welcome to SGL.
  7. Hello from me too. Welcome to the forum
  8. Hi Steve, its the very small plastic insert that goes in the the sides of the of the mount that the tension handles go into to stop them burring the wood. Don't worry I realise theres not a hope of finding it. Should be able to get one in a DIY store, do you know what they would be called? it has a lip at one end to stop them going right though. I'll get two and stick them in with glue to stop them falling out again.
  9. Doesn't look like I'll be able to make it tonight at the moment. But if you go, have a good one and don't get blown away. If you see a part of my Dob base that fell off last time give me a shout . Neil.
  10. Tell me more tell me more. If you put that on your focuser it would be like Grease Lightning.
  11. Could not agree more. Welcome to SGL Lynda. Its a great example of how some people can inspire others. Wish we could all see the episode.
  12. Yes it does face South, north is tree lined. Ive seen some nice views of mercury and venus setting from there. But not sure of the east, as Steve said you may be ok from the grass think there are only small trees in that direction. Good luck.
  13. Well it looks like someone was taking notice at sky-watcher HQ. I've tried 2 of the supplied 10mm eyepieces and been disappointed with them I know we often hear that some people find them ok, and was beginning to wonder if quality was up and down. My view is that the 10mm ( the older one) should have not been supplied with faster newts and dobs as it does't show them in there best light. Perhaps times are changing which has to be a good thing.
  14. Looks like an excellent collection to me. They gave nice clear views the other night. The star clusters were nice and sharp and the sky was noticeably darker than in my eyepieces
  15. If this is the new included eyepiece its about time, but what about the 10mm thats the one that should be changed.
  16. Hope you all have a lot of fun with the 130 Dob Jon its easy to use and holds collimation very well. There are many users of the scope on here that will be pleased to answer any questions you have. The 25mm that comes with the scope is OK but the other one I'll leave that up to you to decide.
  17. Good to see you last night looked very clear. Thanks Alan for pointing out all those Objects, M15 & the garnet star were the highlights for me. Thats a great scope you have Anthony, so much power from such a small tube. It can get very windy up there, some people hang weights from the centre of the tripod from the eyepiece holder.
  18. Telrad for me too so far, just realised i didn't even use the optical finder last night.
  19. Like all these things there are so many parameters that come into it. I've only used the larger Dob a few times and it seems to cool down quicker than the little heritage but this can't be right can it or it may be that the larger dob takes a little longer to set up. If I was making a Dob to compete with a Sky watcher I would put a fan on it, oh and a right angle finder..and a Telrad
  20. I think every little bit helps, depends on the weather, as you've got one on your scope I would certainly give it a go. Very well specked Dob you have there.
  21. Hello and welcome to SGL.
  22. Thats a dinky little scope and a good price. How do you manage to spot all these bargains
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