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About nitram100

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    Harrow, London
  1. Also guys sorry, are you recommending the 365 covers? Or the cheaper silver cover would be good enough? Cheers.
  2. Awesome guys! That's kinda what I'm looking for, a cover that I can just throw over the scope and mount without having to worry about it at all. Which one do you guys recommend for a 10" NEQ6 mounted newt, f 4.8? REckon the 10" dob cover would suffice?
  3. Thanks buddy, hadn't thought of a shed as I think his garden is quite small, will have a look at the idea though, cheers!
  4. Hi guys, I am moving to Australia in October but in the mean time I will be storing my telescope at my brothers. He doesn't have the space indoors so I am looking for an all weather cover for a Orion Europa 10" F4.8 on an NEQ6 Pro. It would need to withstand the rain of course and direct sunlight, I don't care how much it costs! Any ideas guys? Also is it generally ok to leave a scope outdoors in the UK weather? It's spent most of it's life comfortable in a storage cupboard. Thanks!
  5. 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 .
  6. 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.
  7. Horizon.. what's that? lol sorry I live in London.
  8. 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!
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. 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!
  12. Thanks very much for all the info guys, will check out those links and have a little read!
  13. 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
  14. My skies are so bad, my scope has been collecting dust for years so zero chance of it ever being in the garden haha.
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