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CountBorgula

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  1. Thanks for the suggestion. However, I'm really keen to get something like a SCT on an equatorial, maybe something a bit smaller, and more manageable (so I might get it out of the shed more often!). We already have a DSLR that might work well.
  2. Thanks for the suggestion. However, I'm really keen to get something like a SCT on an equatorial, maybe something a bit smaller, and more manageable (so I might get it out of the shed more often!). We already have a DSLR that might work well.
  3. *Updated* Now includes Moonlite focuser, all for only £1000 (RRP of total package - £2000) After 4 years of visual observing with this scope, I am keen to get on with some AP. To that end, I am selling my 12 inch dobby, it is currently listed on ebay at £1000 Buy it now, see the details below. PM me if you are interested. This is an 4 year old Skywatcher Skyliner 300P GOTO on a dobson mount. To use the GOTO feature you will need to purchase separately a power rechargeable power station or mains adapter. Comes with the finderscope, and two eyepieces, 10mm and 25mm Super Plossl. Also with additional light shroud and dew-shield, plus I am throwing in a Cheshire collimator and the cables required for connecting to a PC. All this would cost more than £1800 new. Very large aperture allows visual observation of distant galaxies and nebulae in glorious detail, amazing performance this is a real "Light-Bucket"! Pick-up preferred due to large size, but will consider local-delivery within the Cambridge area within reasonable distances, contact me for details on this. Paypal or Cash on collection.
  4. Did you ever sell this, and what price did you get for it. I am trying to also sell mine currently...
  5. After a year and a half of visual observing with this scope, I am keen to get on with some AP. To that end, I am selling my 12 inch dobby, it is currently listed on ebay at £1000 Buy it now, see the details below. PM me if you are interested. This is an 18-month old Skywatcher Skyliner GOTO on a dobson mount. To use the GOTO feature you will need to purchase separately a power rechargeable power station. Comes with the finderscope, and two eyepieces, 10mm and 25mm Super Plossl. Also with additional light shroud and dew-shield, plus I am throwing in a Cheshire collimator and the cables required for connecting to a PC. All this would cost more than £1500 new. Very large aperture allows visual observation of distant galaxies and nebulae in glorious detail, amazing performance this is a real "Light-Bucket"! Pick-up preferred due to large size, but will consider local-delivery within the Cambridge area within reasonable distances, contact me for details on this. Paypal or Cash on collection.
  6. My wife and I are off to Sri-Lanka for a few weeks in February. She is a keen amateur photographer, and wants to get an entry-level DSLR to take with us. I was hoping to get something that I could also use for some AP, I am total beginner at that. I am planning to sell my "light-bucket" dobsonian to get a scope more suited to AP. This question is about the camera though. We are currently considering the Canon 1200D, does anyone have any thoughts or opinions on how this performs a beginners AP camera?
  7. Nice work, keep looking, you never know you might discover a new object like this! I have a question, I am looking to get a DSLR for christmas. We want to take this on a holiday to Sri Lanka, but also to double up as an AP camera. How would you rate the 1200D for that purpose?
  8. And here are my tentative annotations for what we are seeing in the registered/stacked image I recorded. Glad I made the effort even though the seeing was rubbish.
  9. Sorry, thought I could embed the video. Here is the direct link. Also note I transformed by RI to match the stellarium view. The video is as seen through my 12inch newt.
  10. And now the video sequence I used to make this stack <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/fUUlgdUw5JE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  11. So pretty sure on the left side we see Callisto itself, along with a shadow just down and to the left of that? Then on the right I think I actually got Io itself mixed up with its shadow, then on the very left edge maybe a dark feature that is the third shadow. I didn't note the exact time I took the video, so the simulation above I think is from a little earlier in the event. The view below is more accurate to the moment these photos were actually taken.
  12. And here is the Stellarium view of what it should have looked like.
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