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About Gary170782

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  1. Hi all I'm reluctantly having to sell all of my telescope + accessories. The scope has been very well looked after and is immaculate on the outside. There's a few specs of dust on the primary and nothing else. I didn't clean it as it wasn't affecting the viewings. Accessories are: BST - 8,12,18mm EPs NLP 30mm EP UHC 1.25 filter Laser collimator Celestron 2x Barlow Original 10,25mm EP Rigal quickfinder Raci finderscope and original straight FS. Turn left at Orion All Allen keys provided. All accessories in great condition. Looking for £380 all in. Will not sell anything separate. Gaz
  2. Ignore that. I just read what John wrote above my comment.
  3. Could anyone tell me if that's a moon passing over Jupiter right now or the GRS please, my skies have now become a little cloudy now
  4. Clear skies for me tonight, however the neighbours have decided to fit a lovely new security light which flicks on every time a move?. ...Now where's that rock ?
  5. I was using my 30mm vixen npl and my scope is a dob200p, i found it with my lowest and then moved up in mag, still only a blur when a had it in my sights thou. Not sure what scope you are using so can't comment why you didn't see it
  6. Oh I've got to have a look for that, sounds amazing.
  7. All in the same FOV? I could only see 2, I must be going blind. ?
  8. I found the Leo triplet, well I could only see 2 of them for some reason and both in the same field of view, does that sound about right? I was going to try and find M81 but it was to high up for me to make it comfortable so I'll go back to that, I feel I need to go back to the Leo triplet again also and find the 3rd one.
  9. Amazing. I just found M51 ?, I'm finally getting some use out of scope after it being stood in the naughty corner for soooooo long. Next stop M81 M82. Happy happy happy.
  10. Tonight I found my second galaxy (obviously Andromeda first) and I'm well pleased. I spent an hour scanning the skies for it and new i was in the right area but it just wouldn't pop out for me, but then i thought i spotted something, a few gentle taps on my scope to see if i was seeing things or there was actually something there, and there was ? the faint smudge of NGC2903 was in my sights.i could see absolutely nothing but a smudge but it was definitely there. Another great feeling of finding something new with your scope and just taking the time to scan the sky is amazing and feels so rewarding. Ngc2903
  11. Cheers for that, i never checked the collimation so i hope its that. And I'm going to give those filters a look at right now. ?
  12. Hi Could anyone please give me some advice on why I'm seeing a blurry/washy Jupiter, I'm using my SW200 and all I can see is a very washy and blurred image, it looks like I'm looking at it through water. I tried it with my BST EP's- 8mm 12mm 18mm and they all did they same. Is it just a bad night for viewing or is there an issue with the scope? I let it cool down probably half hour before I even used it. there was a touch of wind and I thought it could possibly be that messing with the air flow around my scope? Gary
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