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  1. Thanks! I wish I could afford real astro photography equipment, but it's really expensive as you know. Maybe when I get older and get a job! Or work at an observatory .
  2. Hello everyone! It's been a while... Almost a year lol. In fact, it was exactly 364 days ago that I got my telescope delivered, and since then we have had many great nights together! So, I haven't given up on the hobby, I still love astronomy! I just sort of forgot about the forum, but now I'm back here . I thought I'd share a few images I took of the moon a couple months ago. Nothing professional at all, I just took them with my smartphone through the eyepiece of my telescope. Feel free to give some feedback!
  3. What a good idea I will certainly do that! I will also probably try to draw roughly what I see in a sketchbook, so that I can compare my sketches and see if I can see any difference when I look at the object again later.
  4. Hello! I've had my scope for a bit over two weeks now, but it still wasn't until Monday this week that I'd been able to use it. I looked out the window and saw that it was clear outside, so in my excitement, I grabbed my eyepieces, the book Turn Left At Orion and my scope and I rushed outside. I began with looking at Jupiter through the 25 mm eyepiece, and I got really excited as I could see 3 moons very clearly. I then switched to the 10 mm and "BANG!", there it was, with its cloud bands clearly visible and even a shadow of one of its moons. This was the first time I had ever looked at a p
  5. Hi, Mr Q, I actually checked collimation of the laser collimator before, using the method shown in this video: http://youtu.be/bE09_X43UUQ and it was perfectly collimated. However, when I put the collimator into the focuser (I made sure that it sat tight and didn't wobble) the laser beam was hitting a bit outside of the doughnut in the center of the primary mirror, so I assume that the telescopewas put out of collimation during the transport? The weather forecast doesn't look very promising this week, mostly clouds and rain / snow. Possibly some clear skies on Friday, but my expectations are n
  6. Got them un-stuck now I guess I was not turning the allen key hard enough. Holding the spider vanes in place also made it easier (thanks wookie1965).
  7. Hi! I am trying to collimate my scope, as I noticed that it's a bit out of collimation. However, when I try to turn the secondary mirror screws, they just won't turn. It's the same for all the 4 screws. When I rotate the allen wrench / screwdriver, the spider vanes turn a bit, but the screws doesn't. I'm worried that if I apply too much force to the screws, the spider vanes will brake off. Has anyone had a similar problem? Please help!
  8. Yes, it was snowing yesterday, but almost all of it has melted by now. I'm not a big fan of snow anyway...
  9. Yes, it came two days ago I just haven't been able to post anything on the forum until now (too much homework...) I am still waiting for first light with the scope though, since it's all cloudy here :/ Can't wait until I will be able to use it!!!
  10. Hello, Alexxx! No, I didn't stack them in Registax. I didn't think of it when I took the photos and just used the picture function on the video camera. I will try to use Registax the next time though!
  11. Just got my telescope delivered! Going to unbox it right about... NOW!

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    2. Gartut200


      What did you get?

    3. rowan46


      he got clouds, they always get clouds

    4. Ewan


      Clouds always come in the seperate box

  12. Hello Stargazers! Here are some pictures that I took about an hour ago, using just a basic Panasonic video camera and a tripod. I know that the pictures are crappy compared to some others, but I think they are pretty decent, considering the basic equipment I was using. The detail on the moon was far better than I expected with a simple video camera and I was also suprised by the fact that I can see 2 or maybe even 3 moons in one of the pictures of Jupiter . The near-full "Wolf Moon": A further zoom-in on the moon (the quality really isn't the greatest in this one...) Jupiter with 2 (3?) vis
  13. Another update: Oh UPS, UPS, UPS... They apparently attempted to deliver my telescope at 14:30 today, when no one was home. Why can't they deliver their packages when ordinary people are home from work/school? Like after 16:00 or 17:00 Well, well, they will make another attempt tomorrow and luckily, I will be home from school by 12:00. Hopefully, they won't try to deliver my telescope before that...
  14. Edit: I now recieved an email with the tracking number for my package, and the scheduled delivery is on tuesday already .
  15. Just a quick update: Yesterday, I noticed that I hadn't recieved an email saying that the telescope had been shipped, and that didn't feel normal, as orders usually process the same day or the day after you make them. So I mailed Teleskop Service, asking why it was taking such a long time to process the order. The answer I got today was that the telescope that I ordered (the last one they had in stock), was found to be slightly damaged, and therefore it couldn't be shipped, and that I had to wait a few days until they had more scopes in stock. However, they have now sent a mail saying that tod
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