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About nitram100

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  1. I bought an explore scientific 14mm 82 degree few years ago and it's all I use now, if I want a bit more mag i just chuck it in the shorty 2 x .
  2. Amazing, very jealous! Had my first view through a 20" Obsession last week in Oregon, saw the needle galaxy, m13, m81 etc totally blew my mind. I have a 10" newt but it's simply useless under london skies, in fact my 10x25 monocular view looked similair to my 10" view haha.
  3. Horizon.. what's that? lol sorry I live in London.
  4. Sounds amazing, thanks for the report. I remember seeing M31 naked eye in Pai, Thailand, I could not believe it. I was in Oregon last week and the skies were simply mind blowing as well, wish I could have the same every night!
  5. Hi Pete, so sorry for slow reply have only just seen this. I sold my original GEM 1 mount head and tripod as it just wasn't nearly enough for the 10" and I am visual only. I swapped out both, so i bought the NEQ6 Pro head and the EQ6 pro tripod. I kept the same tube rings that Orion Optics supplied, attached these to a 12" Skywatcher dovetail and replaced the Skywatcher Puck with a Losmandy, although the puck replacement wasn't really necessary. The setup works great and can now view and focus without any wobble in the eyepiece, I am still looking for a dob mount though as the EQ6 Pro takes me too long to setup and under London skies, it's just not worth it most of the time. Good Luck mate.
  6. Thanks so much everyone, great info! Currently looking at the Skywatcher Panorama eyepieces on FLO, the 23mm looks like a nice all purpose eyepiece. Does anyone have any experience with the panorama eyepieces? Thanks again everyone
  7. Thanks John, after doing some reading I think you're right. Better to spend some more cash and get a few good eyepieces. In all honesty, is Televue the only real option? For wide angle eyepieces with a f4.8 scope? Or is there an in between brand of eyepieces that would suffice. Thanks!
  8. Thanks very much for all the info guys, will check out those links and have a little read!
  9. Hi guys, Does anyone recommend a coma corrector for visual use with my OO 250mm F4.8? I have just acquired a 32mm Moonfish 82 degree eyepiece for cheap and was wondering if a coma corrector would eliminate softening at the edges? Thanks, Martin
  10. My skies are so bad, my scope has been collecting dust for years so zero chance of it ever being in the garden haha.
  11. As per title, looking for one of these mounts for m old europa 250mm. I have an EQ6 Pro but it's just too much hassle to get out and setup so looking to downsize to a dob mount! Cheers
  12. I was visiting the Grand Canyon on the 24th and could not believe it when I saw a 10" dob outside the visitor centre, I immediately began speaking to a lovely fellow astronomy named Dennis, while my girlfriend sat on the bench nearby for 45 minutes haha. I did not realize that the star party was on, how lucky was I! Returned the next evening, saw a lecture by Dean Regas and really enjoyed. We then proceeded into the parking lot where about 48 scopes were waiting, huge dobs, refractors etc I was like a kid in a candy store. Living in the cesspit that is London, I could not believe what was above me! The stars were unbelievable, I could only recognize corona borealis and ursa major! The Milky was low, but incredibly bright with dark lanes clearly visible. If only I had my scope! Saw Jupiter, Saturn, Lagoon Nebula, M57, M51, M13 and more. Amazing night, thanks to anyone involved, my girlfriend was amazed by M13 and Saturn, her first time looking through a scope! Would do anything to have skies even remotely similar to those.
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