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Everything posted by nitram100

  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.
  15. 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
  16. 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.
  17. Thanks very much guys! Stu had some old Orion Optics rings that I've purchased from him.
  18. 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,
  19. 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
  20. 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?
  21. 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.
  22. I love looking at objects, finding out how far they were and what was happening on earth when the light left that object. Blows my mind everytime.
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