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  1. Hi Ian, I've got a S5600 too but Im having trouble finding a cheap clamp/holder...can you point me in the right direction. Ive been holding it v.patiently against the EP and holding the shutter down, but the information you have said here should help me, just need a clamp or something... thanks a lot Lee :saturn:
  2. Thanks Steve Ive got a very good idea what im looking for now. Cheers Lee
  3. Thanks for the posts John and Steve. The 8 inch newtonian with F6 sounds good, but I really would like the autostar feature, which I believe will increase my knowledge of the sky more rapidy. For this reason I was looking at the celestron SE range because ive heard good write ups about its allignment system. Meade autostar seems to have a lot of allignment problems...? So am I wright in saying mirror size increases resolution? what about the 5SE? Steve do you do discount on the SE range? Cheers Lee
  4. Cancel that, Ive just noticed you have them! horay! what do you think of them? do you do 10% off nexstar range for us? Lee
  5. Thanks for that very interesting...learning lots. also doing some telescope hunting. What do you think of this? http://www.telescopes.com/products/celestron-nexstar-4-se-47522.html I like it, a good FL and F number and good allignment feature for autostar, quite reasonable. Steve you have any of these?+ what do you think? Lee
  6. Steve, Thanks for the instant feedback on that fellow devonshire hobbit. Yeah I want to look at deep sky objects and get involved with the astroimagery side of deepsky objects too. Thanks for the info on the F no.'s. So high F numbers would normally have catadioptrics? Thanks for the website ill have a browse. Cheers Exeter Lee!
  7. Hi all, Hope everyone is keeping well. I have been progressing with knowledge for the past year and Ive grasped the basics of my telescope but am getting to the point now where resolution is starting to annoy me. I have a celestron EQ114 scope aperture4.5", F/1, 1000m FL. I understand that magnification is the focal length divided by the EP no. but what does the F/1 mean? is it EP max aperture? so the bigger the better FOV at distance? please help me on this one, as I am thinking of upgrading to a daddy scope, maybe the Meade ETX 105EC range? also views on the ETX scope would be appreciated..
  8. Thats is an awesome video to really put things into perspective! I feel so small and insignificant!! :shock:
  9. Hey guys, Moon shot here, see what ya think. cheers Lee
  10. Hey guys, I got an hour slot through the cloud to get a shot of Venus. I used 1000fl/10mm EP barlow x2 and 5MP DSLR. Enhanced clarity on photoshop. cheers enjoy Lee :moon: :whip2:
  11. Hi all, Havent been on for ages, but caught some good shots of the shadow moving over last night. Not bad for DSLR by hand through the EP. Enjoy Lee
  12. sounds like a laugh....he he..they need to be woken up round here!! Ive just bought one of the brackets for it from telescope house...I want minimal error! http://www.telescopehouse.co.uk/page.aspx?theLang=001lngdef&pointerid=E949772425714142913A741ADAEE4054 :stars:
  13. ermmmm, I've just bought one too, having not read the comments from this thread...oops. I got a 10mW intensity, they'll think its an alien invasion in Exeter!!. Maybe ill go up to dartmoor with it...hmm
  14. Ive read up on these, and they sound good. They said that 5mW is plenty for the night sky, has any one got one? how effective are they? and do they cause a lot of disturbance? lee
  15. OK thanks i'll try everyones method. I was using a 1000mm/20mm. 50 x magnification....is that too much? cheers for the help hows saturn at the mo? clear? im north facing
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