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ellehciM

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  1. Just ordered some Olympus DPS-1 [emoji16] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. It just says they're MagniVision Pro binoculars, but it doesn't say what model Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Hi all, I'm looking at buying some binoculars. I already have a telescope but I'd like some binoculars as my garden is only small so it's a job setting my scope up out there and binoculars are easier to just grab and head outside. Now I don't know the first thing about the specs of binoculars so I've taken some screenshots of the details of a pair I have found and am hoping someone can tell me if they're gonna be good enough for astronomy. They're only £30 and I really can't afford much more than that right now. Thank you all in advance Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Thank you all for your comments. I have a Celestron Astromaster 70az refractor with a 20mm EP and a 10mm EP. I'm just a beginner so it's not the most amazing setup Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Hi all, I saw Saturn for the first time last night. It was truly amazing! It looked almost fake actually lol It was quite small so I was wondering if it will be closer to us at some point or if I should get a more magnified eyepiece? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Yeah I managed to see Mars last night, it looked like a red star to me too. I also saw Saturn for the first time, it was amazing! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Maybe a silly question but is Mars safe to look at through my telescope without a filter? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. These are some other shots of Sirius. When I was taking the photo I saw a green line shoot across the screen, I gasped in amazement thinking I had seen some sort of comet or the like, only to realise it was a plane haha Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Hi all, Just got in from my second ever evening of gazing. I managed to see Jupiter again very clearly although it took me a while to find it at first. Had a look at Orion, Sirius and some star clusters of which the names I am unaware of. I got another ok shot of Jupiter and also tried getting a photo of Sirius, now I'm not sure if the photo of Sirius is accurate or if my scope was way out of focus when I took the picture, but I trust someone reading will tell me and guide me Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Hi all, So last night was my first opportunity to use my new Celestron Astromaster 70az refractor scope. I saw Jupiter, 3 maybe 4 of its moons and it's dark rings, I had a look for Andromeda but it wasn't very clear, I saw Orion and the red giant next to it (I've forgotten the name). I have a few questions for next time I go out with my scope: 1. While viewing Jupiter it kept moving around the lens, sort of drifting out of sight. Is this common or is my scope just not staying steady enough? 2. Would it be worth buying a different eyepiece or a Barlow lens? I have a 20mm eyepiece and a 10mm eyepiece. 3. Would it be worth learning to read a compass to find things in the sky? I use the Night Sky app and Skysafari 4 but could only put my scope on to things I could see with the naked eye otherwise I wouldn't know where to point my scope. 4. How far into the skies will I be able to see? (Including any lens' or eyepieces I may need). I would love to see galaxies, nebulae, Jupiter's red spot and the like. 5. How enhanced are the images I see on this website and across the internet? Am I able to see the beautiful colours portrayed in the images or have they been enhanced with software? 6. If the images have been enhanced is there any free software I can download to enhance any photos I may take? Sorry for all the questions and apologies if they're dumb questions, I'm a complete beginner and just want to get the most out of my gazing. Thank you all in advance Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Hi all, I've been waiting patiently all day to go outside with my telescope for the very first time, praying the clouds would stay away. I was having a cigarette at my back door and decided to turn the kitchen light off and have a look in the skies. I opened up my night sky app and found Jupiter. I quickly ran inside, grabbed my scope and set it up. I found it pretty quickly and was amazed at what I saw! Then I realised I had to focus and was even more amazed at what I saw. Jupiter and it's 4 moons! I looked at it for about 25 minutes and showed my family. Then I went on to have a quick look at Orion then a reddish looking star at the top left of Orion then I tried to have a look at Andromeda, I saw a very bright star but I'm not sure if it was Andromeda. The I put my telescope back on to Jupiter and realised the longer I looked, the clearer it got. I even saw its dark rings! I tried to take a photo with my iPhone and this is the clearest one I got, it's nothing compared to some of your pictures but it's my first one and I'm very proud Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Hi all, I got my first telescope last week but haven't been able to use it as the sky has been full of cloud every night. I have an app called Scope Nights which is a night time weather forecast app. I've been checking it several times a day only to be disappointed at the forecast, however, today it says that it's going to be good weather this evening for gazing. I'm armed with a few apps to help me find what I'm looking for and will be keeping my fingers crossed that tonight will be my first viewing night with my shiny new telescope. Will report back to let you all know how it went! Wish me luck! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. That's what I thought. I got the 69p Sky Safari 4 but instead of paying £13.99 for the pro version I think I'll pay a bit more and get the book Turn Left at Orion as it seems a lot of people swear by it Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Thank you for your reply Ed, it's much appreciated! Scarp15, I do intend to buy a copy of Turn Left at Orion once I have the money, it's been recommended to me by many people so I'm very much looking forward to buying it Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Thank you very much LouisJB! I took the objective lens' out and was extremely worried about dropping it! Luckily I didn't, I put it back in, hopefully the right way, so I'll leave it alone now. Thank you again, fingers crossed for clear skies soon Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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