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Dennistutt

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About Dennistutt

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  1. As said before, keep at it. I was wondering what you all thought re new technology like "Google Glasses" will help us see constellations, dsos etc
  2. No probs aspecialist will help with any problems and will recommend upgrades to eyepieces etc
  3. Agree with Mattgoo - don't forget to wave as it passes over.
  4. Hi I would recommend avoiding Amazon and use a specialist supplier instead.
  5. I am glad it all turned out very well - was a bit concerned. As they are my local store I will use them in future. It seems they are going in to astronomy in a big way.
  6. Hope it turns out well for all concerned. I would have bought one but my wife has a shoes- and-coat habit.
  7. The following may be of interest - sorry if in wrong place. I have not used this company and have no relationship with them http://www.vikingopticalcentres.co.uk/skyliner-250px-flextubetm
  8. Thanks all I found this which seems a vry similar problem I will try again and come back if necessary
  9. Thanks i will try to take a picture and try refocussing too but it won't be till Friday at the earliest
  10. I think tlao is excellent but believe that for beginners with a small scope ( ie people like me!) Star Watch by Philip Harrington may be better before moving on to tlao.
  11. Hi all As detailed in the observing section I went out at 1 am this morning using the Skywatcher Heritage 130 . This scope is as excellent as you all said it was and so thanks for your recommendations. Last night was the second light and i used the two lenses submitted and a Meade barlow lens. The destinations and outcome were as follows 25 mm lens saturn arcturus mizar & alcor were all clear but small 10 mm all the above were shaped like polo mints and indistinct Barlow lens with both ep were the same as just 10 mm no Barlow. as one ep worked fine I assume the scope is fine and does not need adjusting, so could someone help me and explain why I can see nothing with the 10 mm and Barlow - is it to do with the focal length? Thanks for reading
  12. I use the excellent Scope Nights app. Periodically it seems to malfunction and say "clear" rather than "poor". One such occurrence was for the night of 1-2 june ie this am. When this happens, all plans for the weekend are mde around getting up at a daft hour. This am it was 1 am. We (my wife and me) got up and went outside to see excellent viewing conditions so we decided to set up the telescope and binoculars. I always forget how long this takes especially when one includes acquiring night vision - about 40 mins. Something else that surprised me is that it never really gets completely dark at this time of year up here by Norway ( ). This means that to get the best experience one needs to plan the session in advance. Indeed my goal in the not too distant future is to complete 10 per cent of any list I make before I end the session due to dawn approaching or the dew coming down. Last night's list was iss, saturn,quick look at Bootes and a detailed look at ursa major ( as per Star Watch by Harrington). In reality i did iss, Arcturus, saturn and the double in ursa major. I did have a problem with viewing which I will detailin the observing section but It was a good night and we are glad we got up early. Thanks for reading
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