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Everything posted by Philk_80

  1. Hi scitmon, I've been offered £560 for the scope alone (finderscope etc. Included and stock lens) but happy to sell to you as local and no messing around with delivery/drop off etc. I also have 2 x Celestron X-Cel XL lens 9mm and 18mm too if you are interested for £100? Let me know your thoughts as prepared to sell as a bundle for £650?
  2. Hi all. I was bought the following 2 years ago and have used it maximum 5 times. Would anyone be interested in acquiring? I need a quick sale so happy to sell for £1250. Happy to send any pics or arrange viewing SkyMax 180 Pro NEQ6 Pro Synscan Skywatcher 7Ah Rechargeable Power Tank Number <personal contact details removed> Thanks, Phil ( Chorley, Lancs, UK)
  3. Hi all, I may split the sale I'd be hoping for £620 for the scope and £850 for the mount and power pack Number 07713800478 Thanks, Phil ( Chorley, Lands, UK)
  4. Possibly - I have quite a bit of interest elsewhere in the scope so may sell the mount and scope separately. Which are you after?
  5. Hi all, I was bought the following 2 years ago and have used it maximum 5 times. Would anyone be interested in acquiring? SkyMax 180 Pro NEQ6 Pro Synscan Skywatcher 7Ah Rechargeable Power Tank Canon EOS adapter for camera mount I think this is a sensible price as it's in immaculate condition as you would expect - OIRO £1500
  6. Thanks Peter. have a neq6 pro synscan mount so hopefully will be enough? Im not sure what you mean by nosepiece?
  7. Hi I have recently acquired a Skymax 180 Synscan and am looking at trying my hand at imaging (whether or not i'll be any good and keep it up!) I have a Canon EOS M and have absolutely no idea how to connect this to me scope etc. or how to take pictures etc. at the right intervals or shutter speed - i really am a complete novice at this! Any help appreciated - the more detailed the better i guess Thanks Phil
  8. Hi I have just acquired the above and having had a 10" DOB as my last scope I feel I am like a fish out of water with this new scope. It looks great and seems to be the business but can anyone offer any guidance on the dos and do nots of either the scope or the NEQ6? I am not a newbie to stargazing but certainly a newbie to this scope and stand. Many thanks. Phil
  9. Bit of everything really. More planetary than DSOs. Dob is a bit cumbersome now and ready to move on.
  10. Hi Im looking at purchasing a Skymax 180 pretty soon but need to save money whereb i can to buy some decent lens. I would love a EQ5 or 6 but may have to settle of an EQ3 - would this suffice?? Any help greatly appreciated
  11. Hi all I wondered what else I needed in order to start some imaging with my DOB? I know they aren't great for imaging but don't want to invest just yet on a new scope/mount. I have a Eos m and wanted advice on adapters etc to use this camera. Any advice appreciated.
  12. I have a 250px flexitube and think I want the 10" newt one but want to make sure as 80 odd quid. Any guidance will be greatly appreciated.
  13. Hi Getting bit bored of having to constantly shift my DOB around in order to see anything for more than 30 seconds. I'm looking to get some kind of motor fitted but unsure if this is even possible? Does anyone have any experience of this or advice? I was looking to sell up last month but thought this would possibly keep the fires burning as it were?
  14. I often read my Star Atlas and plan my next nights viewing and backup with Stellarium. Clean your lens.
  15. Hi I currently have a 12" DOB which i am hoping to sell and want to move into imaging. What are the best scopes and lens for this? I have only ever had a DOB and have to constantly move it to keep objects in view which is obviously no good for imaging! I am hoping to have around £500 to spend - i would love to hear your advice! Thanks, Phil.
  16. Hi beanyboy1982 Great that you are interested in joining the Dob club. I am just in the process of selling my 250px and various lens (see signature) if interested? All in excellent condition. Let me know and I can give you more info.
  17. Thanks everyone. I am now in the know re: filters. You've been a great help!
  18. Hi I'm really sorry if this sounds like a really dumb question but where do filters sit on my scope? I have been asked for an idea for a present and told I wanted filters, then got asked what size? I have no idea! Do they attached to the eyepiece? To the scope? I am dumbfounded! Sorry again for my ignorance. Thanks
  19. Thanks for the advice. If you guys think its worth keeping then I will. Can you give advice or pictures on how it fits in my scope as it has a screw as part of it that I am unsure about etc.
  20. Hi I was fortunate enough to be bought a 3.5mm 70 SWA Skywatcher eyepiece for Christmas but think it is too much for my scope! Is it worth trying out or should I see if I can swap for a 5mm? I have a 250px dob flex tube with a f4.7 Help please Thanks Phil
  21. Thanks kerrylewis Mars and ISON are my next targets. I wanted to try for them this morning but couldn't take my eyes off Jupiter
  22. I finally had the opportunity this morning to get up early to few some of the best views since I got my telescope a few months ago, thanks to a clear sky. The alarm woke me at 4.50am on a Sunday morning and I would be lying if I said I wasn't tempted to just turn over and go back to sleep, but the thought of seeing a planet billions of miles away with my own eyes pushed me onwards. I got my scope out of the shed to cool whilst I made a good strong cup of coffee. The sky looked quite daunting at first as I was used to the night sky and hadn't seen Orion since last winter. It took me a while to find my bearings but Jupiter was so bright it was hard to miss! I tried out my 25mm super Plossl first and WOW! My first planet! Not very big but clearly Jupiter. After a few minutes I wanted more, my 10mm super Plossl went it - I was gobsmacked! I could clearly see 2 coloured bands and at least 2 moons. I kept looking form scope to sky in wonder at what i was seeing. After a good ten minutes of tracking and gawping (giddy like a schoolboy) I tried my son's 5mm Plossl from his Celestron 70 telescope (pretty cheap lens) and even though it took some fine tweaking to focus - Jupiter was there, in focus looking spectacular. A rogue cloud obscured my view so I quickly popped back in my 25mm and went hunting for the Great Orion Nebula. It wasn't hard to find as you are probably aware but the view was amazing. The nebula was so clearly defined even through the 25mm, so much so that the 10mm didn't really add anything in terms of clarity. I then nipped across to Pleidaes which again looked fantastic - I think the light pollution was much reduced compared to the night. But then back to Jupiter - WOW again - I'm pretty sure I won't ever get bored of seeing it!! Mars next and comet ISON - fingers crossed for more early morning clear skies.
  23. Hi I paid £360 for my 250Px flex but that was pretty much brand new I would say below £300.
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