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  1. I got the opportunity to buy a GSO 10" deluxe, hardly used, for a bargain price. I´m aware the step from 8" to 10" is very subtle, but it was interesting to do a side by side comparison before I give away (more correctly trade it with some non astronomical stuff) Skipping the physical differences (there are a few), The 10" was very subtle, but still noticable better than the 8" on most galaxies. Especially on : NGC3628 (leo triplet), the whale and crowbar galaxy, and if I remember correctly the silver streak galaxy. As expected: The 10" was far superior on globular clusters (M3, M5) Rune
  2. Enjoyable read. Good luck with the rest of the Messiers. This list is of course impossible to complete from my location 59 degrees north. I`m spending the current moon- (and cloud) less nights nights doing a side by side comparison between my 8" and 'new' 10" dob. Your dobsonian looks very nice indeed, frosty or not. Rune
  3. May I suggest you leave the tube ~1cm from fully extended, when using the barlow. You might achieve focus then. Try it using 25mm barlowed. Rune
  4. Hopefully you are right. Just have to wait and see
  5. Agree, although it looks like the weight will be around 1kg. Thats ES20/ Ethos 21 wieght class, and almost 3 times the weight of the Baader zoom. Rune
  6. Highly enjoyable read, while, again, learning something new. Rune
  7. Heia og velkommen fra meg, bosatt på vestlandet ?. Promising weather for the Next period of days. Hope youll get some use of Your telescope before the Bright summer Nights kicks in. Rune
  8. Hello and welcome from Norway ?. Rune
  9. The city of Tromsø is perfectly located under the Northern light oval.
  10. You can find some information here : visittromso
  11. - Aurora Borealis from Northern Norway. - First time Saturn from my own backyard - Double moon / shadow transit Jupiter (at opposition) March 2016, near Perfect seeing. - Finding the Auriga clusters first time, first Messiers part from the obvious (naked eye) ones. - Night sky from Madagascar 'highlands'. ok. that was 5...
  12. Here are som good links for doubles, red stars and open clusters: Coldfield Observatory A list of Nice asterisms (targets for small telescopes and binoculars : Asterisms Rune
  13. Would have helped if he emailed you some original images of the Scope and accessories. The image in the ad isnt his TV85
  14. I think its thrustworthy yes, because he mentions the old (not defect) focuser he recommends beeing replaced With a newer one. But it doesnt help you what I think, does it ? I think you have to register to blocket.se to get his phonenumber, you could talk to him, and maybe get someone to drive you over to sweden to check out the Scope and seller yourself? Rune
  15. Hey Victor. Theres a secondhand Televue 85 for sale in Gothenburg, that might be of interest? Might want to replace the focuser to a newer one. price in the area of DKR 7000,- Gothenburg isnt that far away from ya. Blocket.se Televue 85 Rune
  16. From that location in July, you wont be able to (naked eye) see more than the summer triangle and Arcturus I`m afraid. And none of the big dipper stars.
  17. Heres a Nice list of double stars: Top 200 most beautiful double stars Open clusters: - Melotte 111, Coma star cluster, is a Nice Collection of stars spread over 7 degrees, best in binoculars, but I do find this area quite beautiful in my 130 Heritage also. - IC 4665 the summer beehive is also very Nice open cluster, well Worth a look Rune
  18. Another member of SGL (sorry, I cant rembember who) provided us With this link : lens caps
  19. Unless these images arent from the Stellina at all ...
  20. On their "captured by Stellina" image gallery esp. Orion Nebula, theres clearly diffraction spikes on the stars?
  21. I find this and eVscope (discussed in an earlier thread) quite fascinating. Reviews of these Products will be very interesting
  22. I really like those Auriga clusters. M38 has an interesting faint companion in the same fov (lowish Powers), the small open cluster NGC1907.
  23. Pondus

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    Hello and welcome from me too, located in Norway . Rune
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