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shakapare

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About shakapare

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    shashank.kapare

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    Mumbai
  1. I've lost my tripod spreader!!!

    Oh no, that's a big deal... Check with retailer. Else, some DIY will be required. Not difficult though... Try finding local fabrication shops, someone might help... Sent from my BlackBerry 8520 using Tapatalk
  2. I saw the Saturn yesterday night. The main issue was the vibrations the tripod was sensing as I was on the terrace of the 7 storied building. After using vibration dampener the view was much clear. I could locate titan and one ore moon of the Saturn as well. But couldn't saw Cassini division by any combination of eyepiece and barlow.I have EQ2 mount and a beginner's 114 mm reflector.
  3. first time saturn

    I also saw Saturn for the first time yesterday night! Started with 25mm + barlow then 10 mm and 10mm + barlow, i could even use 4mm to see it clearly. As the lunar eclipse started it became a lill brighter... But with any of this I could not see Cassini Division. may be because of the heavy LP in the sky at my place..... What a night it was.........
  4. Very good picture in deed... I got my 114mm scope 2 days back, and since trying to focus on Saturn. Unfortunately, unable to do so yet... The image vibrates ti such extent that i cant see the single point even with 10mm eyepiece. I do the scope balancing well. Can you suggest how to keep the scope steady?
  5. Hi Everyone

    Welcome to SGL....
  6. Yesterday, I got my first telescope. Small 114mm star tracker. I setup the scope yesterday night on my terrace. It took me about half an hour to unpack and set it up, but I managed it well in first go. The night sky was nicely polluted with a lot of light and with the moon light itself. I wanted to observe the Moon as my first object but for about 2 hours I was not able to see it in the scope at all..... In the finder scope the moon was visible but in the eyepiece nothing but gray black sky..... I checked the collimation and found Secondary mirror was offset, I corrected it. But no moon in scope. I tried everything I thought at that time, but no success. And when I was about to give up around 1am, I thought to see something else, I shifted the scope Saturn, And YES, tiny lights were visible in the eyepiece!!! Then I realized, that locating the object in the finder scope is a very small part of the job, major part is to center it in the finder scope before looking into the eyepiece! I did it precisely for the moon, and wollllla!!! the light almost blinded me! I spent about an hour more with the moon observing the beauty of the details. It was an amazing experience! I never saw moon with so much clarity before. I even wonder how fast such a huge object was moving in the sky. Half a min I went somewhere and came back, the moon was out of the screen, then trace it back... It was kind of race... I tried to focus on Saturn again late in night, but could not focus rightly, and absolutely couldn't see anything with 4mm eyepiece. All I managed yesterday was with 25mm and 10mm. Maybe lill more understanding of the mount's operations will help me to do that as well. I am still fumbling with the EQ2 mounts operations and the coordinate system. But I feel it will improve as the time passes by and with the guidance here SGL.
  7. Greetings from Mumbai

    Thank you again for the welcome wishes....
  8. Greetings from Mumbai

    Hello Major, It's a very light polluted sky here in mumbai. Difficult to see any stellar object of greater than +1 magnitude by naked eye. I'll be travelling to outer parts of the city to use the telescope.
  9. Afocal Astrophotography Tutorial

    Great tutorial... I was looking for exactly the same... Thanks..
  10. Greetings from Mumbai

    Thanks everyone! I am amaze to see the reply to my hello......... It has encourage me and gave a feeling of very friendly culture. Can't wait for tomorrow to put hands around the new telescope now.. Yes! you are right. Shashank means Moon in Sanskrit. and you guessed right too about the moon photographs. thats gonna be one of my observations to start with. Again thanks every stargrazer for this grand welcome!!!
  11. Heads up: Tele Vue discounts

    I didn't found anyone is shipping items to India. I'll be happy if someone can suggest any seller who can ship to my India. here the costs of all the telescope and related items are almost double than what are listed on the sites like celesteron and so...
  12. Just bougt a 10" Dob!

    Congrats!!! u got 10" in price of 4". cool deal...
  13. User Ranks and post counts

    Nebula looks like exagerated rank for a biginer... Vacuum & Star Forming are perfect terms w.r.t no. of posts..... Good choices SGL admins...
  14. Greetings from Mumbai

    Hello everyone at SGL, I am Shashank from Mumbai. New to SGL. About to get my first 114mm Newtonian Reflector. Happy to be in the community....
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