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syoudM42

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About syoudM42

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    Just got first telescope. 6 inch sky watcher 150p.
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    Derbyshire, England

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  1. Thanks everyone for replies. Thought it could be the focuser travel.
  2. Does anyone know why I cannot focus my Nikon d7000 DSLR on my telescope. The set up is a Skywatcher 150p explorer Newtonian 6" (older Blue coloured OTA) has the older style rack and pinion focuser. I have previously used my older Nikon D5000 to image the Moon, Saturn and Jupiter with some success. It has been in focus with this for the lunar images mainly. However I have recently changed my set up. I changed the standard skywatcher eyepieces to Plossl eyepieces. I have fitted a skywatcher electric motor focuser. Its absolutely fantastic optically looking through the eyepieces especially since
  3. Cool glad you enjoyed saturn. I also saw it first time few days ago. Sky watcher 150p. Used 2 x Barlow with 25mm lens first to get it centred. Then swapped to 10mm and further magnified with 5mm lens. If you use a Barlow it doubles your magnification for each and every lens used. I observed saturn fairly close up with the 5mm lens. Dont think you will get much better as more magnification tends to magnify our own earth atmospheric distortions. Saturn doesn't disappoint. The jewel in our solar system.
  4. Thanks for your advice. Will keep at it. Not one for giving in.
  5. Hi Just wondered if anyone had any advice on imaging with the Nikon D5000. I have had no problems imaging the Moon. However when it comes to planetary imaging its leaving a lot to be desired. I can see for example Jupiter through the eyepiece visually with 25mm wide angle lens then swap to 10mm lens and great got a real good view of Jupiter and four moons. However when I use live view I can see Jupiter with eyepiece correction and 25mm lens all be it small image, but when I swap to the 10mm lens increasing magnification I cannot get anything at all. I am thinking do I have to purchase an As
  6. syoudM42

    My Telescope

    Sky Watcher Explorer 150P
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    Lunar images

    Took these images on 12-04-2014. Nikon D5000 DSLR. Sky watcher 150P Newtonian, using eyepiece correction and eyepieces 25mm, 10mm and 2x barlow lens with moon and sky glow filter attached. Some cloud about, fair viewing conditions.
  8. Hi, I'm a newbie and just bought a 6 " Newtonian on a eq3-2 mount. I've viewed Jupiter and its moons and Mars. Jupiter could see the red bands clearly. One thing I've learnt already is eq mount is essential to track objects. Even better if you get it motorised, because in one minute it will disappear from your eyepiece. The other quotes are correct, reflectors give the most bucks. I bought off ebay. I've got a sky watcher 150p parabolic. So far no problems. If you really want to get in to astrophotography then the 150p with dual speed crayford focuser is a must. Its upgradable to fit a motor
  9. Wow. Just seen the lunar and Venus conjunction in buxton whilst at work. Looks superb unbelievably clear. The crescent on the moon set against venus. Took some pictures with small auto focus camera which are okay not as good as a dslr would be. But hey I captured it for posterity. Very exciting. Hope you got to observe it. Keep up the great advice etc on sgl.
  10. Wow. Just seen the lunar and Venus conjunction in buxton whilst at work. Looks superb unbelievably clear. The crescent on the moon set against venus. Took some pictures with small auto focus camera which are okay not as good as a dslr would be. But hey I captured it for posterity. Very exciting. Hope you got to observe it. Keep up the great advice etc on sgl.
  11. Thanks to everyone for the advice. Will stay clear of danubia. Think I will go with sky watcher. I do have a back garden part patio part grass. Would have been great for star gazing about 2\3 months ago as local council turned of the street lights on the road at back to save money. Really dark. Some idiot who had been damaging cars forced the council to switch back on the lights at police request. So have some light pollution like most have. Thanks again for great advice. Lastly I have tried searching for astronomy clubs in high peak of Derbyshire but have drawn a blank. Nearest I think is whi
  12. Great advice thanks to you all. Budget is around £170 to £200.00. Not sure about dobsonian. Didn't know celestron and sky watcher are made by same. I would like to have motor drive for the RA as well. Think once I have made a decision on telescope and found my feet, can look at expanding eyepieces and filters etc. Who knows may progress to a bit of photos if equipment is up to it. Still early days, but think I have got the bug.
  13. Hi, Glad to have registered with stargazers lounge, read a few of the forums but getting bit bogged down with the vast numbers of differing telescopes. I have looked at sky watcher 1145p Skyhawk, also sky watcher 130p and lastly Danubian Delta 30 catadioptric for first telescope. Space is a premium for storage so 1145p appealed, however reading about the 130p and the slight difference in aperture will this make a big difference. I would really welcome advice and what I am likely be able to see. I would like to be able to view lunar, planets and Deep sky objects. I have looked at celestron but
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