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  1. Half 8 and half ten I missed it by an hour or so last night. Thanks for the tip about filters, I'm going to pick up a moon filter at some point and will start with that
  2. Thanks very much for that Alan, bookmarked
  3. Managed to get out for an hour last night for my first bit of viewing with my recently acquired 200p dobsonian, had ten minutes of clear skies and a fantastic view of jupiter at about half six Wow, just wow, I can't believe how good that scope is, I could see both bands and the red spot (I think, it sort of popped out at me a couple of times if you know what I mean) as well as the overall colour differences, orange fading to white and then the both bands with bright white bands outside of them fading to orange again. I was using a Seben 25mm-8mm zoom eyepiece and can highly recommend these if
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    Thanks again, looks like I won't be out there tonight - blanket of grey with bits of drizzle.
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    Thanks everybody
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    Hi everyone, Just thought I'd say hello as I picked up a 200p dobsonian with a telrad off a member here the other day (Cheers Oily). I managed to get out for 5 minutes the day before yesterday, just long enough for me to get everything sorted before being forced back in by the rain lol. I haven't been able to see anything since as its been raining constantly. Oily was good enough to throw in some star maps with telrad markings on them to get me started so I'm just waiting now for even the tiniest break in the clouds I thought last night would have been alright, as it was quite nice here for
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