Jump to content

Stargazers Lounge Uses Cookies

Like most websites, SGL uses cookies in order to deliver a secure, personalised service, to provide social media functions and to analyse our traffic. Continued use of SGL indicates your acceptance of our cookie policy.

Gasmac

Members
  • Content Count

    55
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

10 Good

About Gasmac

  • Rank
    Nebula

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Interests
    SW 250px flex-tube fully flocked
    Hyperion zoom & barlow, assorted cheap EP's
    Assorted DIY stuff
  • Location
    Wigan
  1. Just to muddy the waters a bit but have you looked at the skywatcher myriad 100• 20mm. It got a really good right up vs the 21mm ethos and will give you a fov larger than your current 28. At 240 quid it seems a bargain. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. +1 for the whetstone. Also a bit of screw tightening on the under side can reduce the slop and the tendency for the focus to shift. I decided in the end to splurge and get a cr2 which has made me a very happy boy. I plan to swap it onto my next scope in the far flung future. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. I got a 2" of these back may/june time from the ExSc website and have used it a fair bit. I too have nothing to compare it to. I have have loved using it and found it excellent when i took it exmoor in the summer with my new maxvision. The views of summer nebula were great and the view of the veil will live me for a long time. I just to borrow a high end filter to compare it with but i have no regrets. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. In that case i may just keep my zoom until i get a second slower scope and buy a few ES EPs instead, as i'm not upto the Pentax/ Televue market at the moment. Shame I had high hopes for the zoom. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. I bought my zoom for my F4.7 Dob over 6 months ago and loved it.... Then I bought an ES maxvision Ep and realised that the zoom wasn't coping with the speed of the scope as well as I had hoped. I have been tinkering with idea of adding a MPC III coma corrector to improve the situation and bring it up to a more manageable speed when using the zoom +/- barlow. Has anyone got any experience of this pairing? Will it not work at all as the zoom is not parfocal completely negating any benefit from its ease of use with swapping rings? Or should I bite the bullet and go down the ES route instead? Any help would be appreciated
  6. Hello and welcome to SGL Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Hello and welcome to SGL Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Hello and welcome Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Another way to improve image quality is to install a fan. It removes the boundary layer that develops above the primary distorting the image. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Gasmac

    Hello from Salford!

    Hello and welcome yo SGL! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Easiest way to find it is to look for the summer triangle with the naked eye. Look to what would be the centre and a bit to the right to find a solitary star if you have LP , if you have a dark site, maps will be the way to go as the number of stars you can see with the eye is bewildering. My stock sw finder splits it but the colours come out when you look through the 25mm. They also look suprisingly wide apart through the scope.
  12. Hello and welcome Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Welcome and enjoy Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Skyharbringer, despite a strange name, is a very good scope condition forecaster for the next 3 days. It appears to be more accurate than skylive and scope nights.
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.