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  1. Nice one. If you’ll use it, then it is always a good addition!
  2. Wow Carballada, your setup is incredible and your images are amazing. Well done and welcome!
  3. Absolutely beautiful scope and setup, Stu. I’m sure you’ll have many a memorable night with that!
  4. Well done and kudos on accepting the moon as a regularly viewable object, rather than a hindrance to your deep-sky viewing. The moon is arguably the most incredible and satisfying thing to view, in my opinion. It increases your “potential viewing times” considerably and offers far greater detail than anything else that is to be seen in the night sky. Full moons are no fun, but the terminator of a waxing/waning moon are a sight to behold.
  5. 100% agree, John. Conditions alter almost everything, even ever so slightly, so your guitar analogy is spot-on. There is rarely a time I pick mine up that it is perfectly in tune, irrespective of how gently it is handled (much like my reflector scopes).
  6. “...even if the end result isn’t very good at all”? I’d say they are extremely good results! Well done and keep at it... you clearly have a knack for it!!
  7. Comet 46p is in that general vicinity at the moment...
  8. Great profile photo of you and your new scope. You look very proud and should be. Once you get things sorted, you’ll be loving spending time under the stars with it. I’d recommend just sticking to the 20mm eyepiece to start. You’ll find things much easier and be able to bring them to a sharper focus. Once you feel confident, then start increasing the magnification. The most important thing, first of all, is to ensure you have your finderscope well aligned. i imagine you have, based on your daytime shots, however it may still be a little out. Make sure you have a particular very small sect
  9. That’s a nice looking scope, even dismantled. Oh my, i think i am in trouble...
  10. Those parquetry floors are too nice to be covered over with astronomy equipment! Incidentally, I’m off to visit the tooth dr tomorrow morning. Really looking forward to it... not!
  11. Mine are the same age, both boys for me, so you and I are in pretty well the same boat. My 5 year old gets very excited at the prospect of looking through the telescope, which is a good sign. If only he knew how to look and not touch! I was only saying to my wife tonight that I should get him his own little scope. Something cheap, but which actually does something. We got him this terrible little plastic thing about a year ago which does absolutely nothing whatsoever but appease his interest. Haha... your partner doesn’t want a 16” dobsonian permanently set up in the kitchen? What’s wrong
  12. Thanks Gav, good to hear from you too! I’ve never actually looked through a 16 inch scope, at dark skies or otherwise, so I can only imagine the difference in views between it and even the finest quality 6 inch refractor. I’m pretty certain a large dob will round out my equipment and see me done with acquisitions for the foreseeable future, however, am not in a huge rush to press the button as I know it will see very little use for the time being. Shame about the door situation, given those very handy looking wheely bars. I see bi-fold doors in your very near future....
  13. I agree... unless i was desperate for the money, I’d be keeping it. Sounds like a great deal you got with that SCT!!
  14. I hadn’t heard of Skyvision before, so looked them up after seeing this thread. They look like absolutely beautiful telescopes and this one is no exception. Congrats Gavin, it’s giving me dob envy on a slightly too serious level!!
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