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Luke_uk

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About Luke_uk

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  • Gender
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  • Interests
    Both myself and my partner have always had an interest in the nights sky, for me it stems from my navigational background. So recently I purchased my first telescope and find myself with lots of questions.
  • Location
    Farnborough
  1. Just taken through my scope with just my iPhone. For a beginner I'm very impressed with myself Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  2. Thank you so much for your very helpful advise proflight. I will let you know how I get on Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  3. Thank you Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  4. Thank you both, I have also moved the post to the beginners thread
  5. Hello, I'm Luke from Farnborough, Hampshire. After having a long term interest in the nights sky I finally got my first telescope yesterday and was keen to try it out last night. The scope in question is a Sky-Watcher 130p with AZ goto. With a background in navigation from the merchant navy the goto wasn't really an issue and although not quite spot on I'm sure with practise I will get it. My issue is the general setup of the scope with so many screws and attachments both myself and Partner ( who is a very keen bird watcher) are a little confused. Lenses . I think after reading up last night I get the general idea. The scope came with a Barlow X2, 10mm and 25mm. When looking at Jupiter last night I could not make out a lot of detail. I know I can reduce the wobble by reducing the height of the tri-pod. I also read I may get better result by not using the Barlow with the 10mm. Is this true and if so how do I fit it? I think some better lenses would be worth purchasing, but what ones? Also some more in depth instructions would be nice? If anyone has any advice of a newbie it would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks.
  6. Hi Joel Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  7. Hi Matthew Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  8. Hello, I'm Luke from Farnborough, Hampshire. After having a long term interest in the nights sky I finally got my first telescope yesterday and was keen to try it out last night. The scope in question is a Sky-Watcher 130p with AZ goto. With a background in navigation from the merchant navy the goto wasn't really an issue and although not quite spot on I'm sure with practise I will get it. My issue is the general setup of the scope with so many screws and attachments both myself and Partner ( who is a very keen bird watcher) are a little confused. Lenses . I think after reading up last night I get the general idea. The scope came with a Barlow X2, 10mm and 25mm. When looking at Jupiter last night I could not make out a lot of detail. I know I can reduce the wobble by reducing the height of the tri-pod. I also read I may get better result by not using the Barlow with the 10mm. Is this true and if so how do I fit it? I think some better lenses would be worth purchasing, but what ones? Also some more in depth instructions would be nice? If anyone has any advice of a newbie it would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks.
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