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nitram100

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About nitram100

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  1. nitram100

    Coma Corrector for visual

    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
  2. nitram100

    Coma Corrector for visual

    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!
  3. nitram100

    Coma Corrector for visual

    Thanks very much for all the info guys, will check out those links and have a little read!
  4. nitram100

    Coma Corrector for visual

    Thank you
  5. 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
  6. nitram100

    Tell us your sky quality

    My skies are so bad, my scope has been collecting dust for years so zero chance of it ever being in the garden haha.
  7. nitram100

    Tell us your sky quality

    Basicaly = Not very good
  8. nitram100

    10" orion optics dob mount

    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
  9. nitram100

    2017 Grand Canyon Star Party South Rim - Day 6

    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.
  10. Perfect choice, I always recommend a 6inch dob with long FL.
  11. nitram100

    Orion Optics tube ring help

    Thanks very much guys! Stu had some old Orion Optics rings that I've purchased from him.
  12. nitram100

    Orion Optics tube ring help

    Hi guys, I am trying to source a fastener for my OO 10" Europa tube ring. http://imgur.com/Fpp0ZxG That is an image, with a rubbish arrow pointing to the part that snapped last night in the cold weather, luckily the other tube ring stayed intact otherwise the entire scope would have slid onto the concrete floor. These older Orion Optics models really are dreadful in terms of engineering! So yeh, looking for a replacement for that bottom part where the ball of the fastener sits. Thanks for any help guys,
  13. nitram100

    Coma Corrector

    Hi guys, Been looking at buying a coma corrector for my F.4.8 Newt in sig. It will be strictly visual use and was wondering which is the best bang for buck out there? I've been looking at the Baader mk3, gso, explore scientific one etc I can get the Baader MK3 for £122. Thanks for any advice, Mart
  14. nitram100

    Looking for Uranus

    Have to agree, seeing Uranus for the first time last night it was some thing special. It was very, very small even at 200x in my Europa but could easily make out the greenish color to it. How did you find the view in your Europa?
  15. nitram100

    An amateurs view of Uranus 12-17-15

    Lovely pic, I think I just saw Uranus for the first time about 30 minutes ago and your pic confirms that it was in fact Uranus Looked very similar.
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