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Dreadz

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  1. They sent me a brochure!! The only info that contained on the subject was "coming soon". Helpful!
  2. Scientists have imaged a giant planet, 10 times the mass of Jupiter orbiting a small star 40 times further out than Pluto is from the sun. http://www.astrobio.net/news-brief/far-out-a-giant-exoplanet-where-none-has-been-seen-before/ Sent from my GTi9300 using random spelling mistake generator!!!!
  3. I'm by no means an expert so can't say for sure but I do know I've captured similar images and always put it down to light scattering around the eyepiece maybe as a result of the light being focused at the ep then reflecting off the surface of the phone lens back into the ep and highlighting the colour of the glass coatings within the ep? Could well be wrong and happy to be corrected but just my 2p Sent from my GTi9300 using random spelling mistake generator!!!!
  4. I'd have to agree that it's likely a reflection within the optical train. I tried on a few occasions to take photos (lunar and planetary) with a phone through the eyepiece, its really not worth the effort. The reflections and glare are generally all you ever end up catching and on the rare occasion you get it lined up perfectly you'll end up with a tiny object in frame, like so.... Astrophotography is an art which requires serious skill, knowledge and equipment, none of which I posess so I stick to visual astrononomy (for now............ ) Sent from my GTi9300 using random spelling mistake generator!!!!
  5. Already pinged an email off to ovl last night. Will post up any response I get asap Sent from my GTi9300 using random spelling mistake generator!!!!
  6. is there actually any truth to these rumours of a 20" skywatcher? quick trawl of google shows that these rumours have been around since 2008/09. Anyone actually have anything reliable???? i emailed gso re their rumoured 20" and they replied confirming that they do intend to release a 20" dob and RC, but no response whatsoever from skywatcher!
  7. Even with servocat fitted for tracking a dob isnt going to work for AP for anything other than lunar and maybe planetary at a push. AP really needs an eq mount.Sent from my GTi9300 using random spelling mistake generator!!!!
  8. @crashtestdummy my bad. Had overlooked the classic dobs. Always been looking at the ultra portables which are closer to 5k Sent from my GTi9300 using random spelling mistake generator!!!!
  9. From where might one purchase one of these exceedingly reasonably priced monsters? All the prices ive found been a lot more than £3.5-4KSent from my GTi9300 using random spelling mistake generator!!!!
  10. GSO are set to release a 20"er later this year too dont forget Sent from my GTi9300 using random spelling mistake generator!!!!
  11. Paypal me the money, I'll spend it for you Sent from my GTi9300 using random spelling mistake generator!!!!
  12. Not weighed mine but when I looked for this info a while back the answer I found was 15kg Sent from my GTi9300 using random spelling mistake generator!!!!
  13. Shipping from obsession to Heathrow was quoted to me (for 18"uc) $825, I imagine to my door would be knocking on $1000 all up so call it $800 for the 15". The flight case from obsession is $500 or thereabouts. Even adding customs charges that ad on abs has got to be above full price! Sent from my GTi9300 using random spelling mistake generator!!!!
  14. Welcome to SGL and to the Dob Mob Sent from my GTi9300 using random spelling mistake generator!!!!
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