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Fozzie

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  1. Fozzie

    Superb Norfolk skies!

    I'm heading there next week... moons a bit fuller than I'd like but the frac and the 70mm bins are coming along too.. thanks for wetting the appetite!
  2. Fozzie

    12mm planetary eyepiece...?

    You could get the 15mm and 12mm SLV and use a 2x telextender that would cover a range of 15mm, 12mm, 7.5mm and 6mm... Oh and if you add the 20mm and 25mm (with 2x telextender) then you would also have 25mm, 20mm, 15mm, 12.5mm, 12mm, 10mm, 7.5mm and a 6mm.. that's what happened to me you see.., and then I added the 9mm and the 5mm for laughs.. I believe this is quite a common affliction. That's because the green and black world spoils us something rotten.. (and you pay for it) in all honest I have 1 SLV that has a slight looseness to the twist up EP, the others are all fine.. Good luck with you r decision.. Ta Fozzie
  3. Fozzie

    12mm planetary eyepiece...?

    +1 for the Vixen SLV line, yes it's only 50deg but I find myself regularly ignoring my 10mm delos for the 10mm SLV.. I also updated to SLV from TV plossl's.. found the 20mm and 25mm SLV just went a bit deeper, with no regrets on the loss of green and black. Small compact, incredibly sharp 20mm eye relief across the range.. very underrated and it shows on the second hand value.. last lot I saw 2nd hand went for just less than £50 quid, over half the new price.. What's not to love.. Mine wont be going anywhere soon that's for sure.. Ta Fozzie
  4. All positives from me on the starwave, an excellent telescope, sharp contrasty and a joy to observe with.. the lenses are excellent and with good quality EPS like ortho, plossl or my favourite Vixen SLV the scope will just reward time after time with some great views. I'm just remembering during this winter's cold snap, I was quite happily viewing at 450x with this scope, so I've no doubt it'll show you the best the conditions will offer.. Would recommend either a eq5 class or heavier duty alt-az mount though, i used an az4 with mone for a while, it was ok but better at lower mags.. vibrations were troublesome at higher.. Good luck in your choice! Ta Fozzie
  5. Cheers Charl, I've been watching the Ha imaging's come through.. those proms looked fantastic..
  6. I've not done any WL observing for some while, but I do like to check in on a regular basis with Helioviewer to make sure I'm not missing any activity.. Today was one of those check in's... Instantly 2 tiny black spots on the surface yesss we've got some WL features to keep an eye on... But these WL pores stayed the same size when I zoomed in.. My initial excitement instantly disappeared to one of embarrassment.. looks like the lap top screen needs a clean! Heyho back to work we go... you'd cry if you didn't laugh sometimes... Ta Fozzie
  7. After last nights colour version I've revisited the data I took and converted to mono through PiPP, which is what I usualy do with lunar, same achro and camera 300 frames this time.. AS3 and wavelets in rs6. interesting comparison as I felt the colour lost some detail, however it maybe appears not.. last nights colour todays mono Still though back to some imaging which is good.. Ta Fozzie
  8. Fozzie

    September 1, 2018: Colourful Copernicus

    twice for me.... lovely crisp smooth detail in there Michael.
  9. My first lunar for quite some time, got a bit of refreshing to do I think.. Starwave achro, canon 750d, iso200, 1/200, this is a stack of 150 from 600. Hope you like.. ta fozzie
  10. Not my usual fair for photograph targets, but it took so long and 3 attempts to finally locate 21P thought the haze and light pollution that I couldn't resist point I g the DSLR at it.. just for fun.. and also to make sure I was actually seeing what I thought I was seeing!! Just a single frame iso3200, 20 seconds canon 750d on the 102mm f11 achro.. Ta Fozzie
  11. Fozzie

    Luna 31/08/18

    Excellent set John.. I've not got out in ages, planning a run tonight and these great images have just wet the old appetite no end.. Thanks for sharing Fozzie
  12. Fozzie

    Mount dilema

    Or you can get the extension piece... makes the mount a big old beast though!
  13. Fozzie

    Mount dilema

    I started with my starwave on an eq5 mount, very early in my astronomy life, and just didn't get on with it as it was none tracking and u was using using slow motion cables to keep nudging at high power.. found myself concentrating more on what my hands were doing and where the cables were as opposed to what one as observing.. especially as I'm only really use 50deg eps for high power.. As I also had a 200p, I sold the eq5 and bought a skytee2.. it'll handle the starwave very well no doubt, even better on a nice berlebach.. but again the same issue of manually tracking, narrow field of view, quick targets so to speak.. I have since picked up a second hand vixen GP with tracking motors. Totally changed my viewing experience.. Both the skytee and an eq5 class mount will work very well with the starwave.. I prefer my vixen GP, with motor tracking.. it just works, allowing me spend more time observing, waiting for those fleeting moments of seeing that give you fantastic views.. wonder how many of those ive missed searching for slow no controls. Ta Fozzie
  14. Fozzie

    Anyone been to Santorini?

    It's been a few years, almost 10, but I'd say the south and north east of the Island would have the darkest most accessible areas. I hired a Jimny 4x4 because they are so much fun, and although I expect the tracks are not too bad now from the tarmac road, some 10 years ago were a bit Challenging for a fiat uno.. that said, sky wise south from perissa beach was dark, there's a fantastic light house akrotiri where I imagine the south sky is glorious. not sure if you've seen this photo, I know it's stacked exposures but gives an indication of sky/light pollution. I bet anywhere away from the glare of street lights it'll get dark very quickly overhead. Only other thing to say is watch out for the one way street as your driving in to Thera from the south, it starts at the Hotel Daedalus.. The signs were rubbish, and I "shot" passed it only to be reprimanded by slightly withered looking Greek lady who almost broke a window telling me to turn round.. Judging by the stream of Rental cars that had to do similar manoeuvres I wasn't the only one who didn't see that sign, I think she had her work cut out if you ask me!! Have fun, Ta Fozzie
  15. Fozzie

    What did the postman bring?

    I've misplaced by skywatcher 2" extender (actually think I sold it with the 200p) so I needed another to allow the canon to focus on the frac.. ordered a revelation astro, self centre 50mm and 2"-1.25" self.centre adaptor.. ordered Wednesday pm, turned up yesterday.. Nice Smooth action and CNC finish! Looking forward to some lunar imaging now! Ta Fozzie
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