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PaulB

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  1. Very nice. I hope it comes with clear skies
  2. I thought you might be interested to know. I have also gone down the Quark route. I wanted to upgrade my aging PST to something better. Over the weekend of June 20-21st I placed an order with FLO for a Quark Chromosphere a Sky Watcher ST 102mm, and a 1.25 inch Baader UV/IR filter. They arrived on Thursday and on Friday I finally had my first views of the Sun through a 35mm Celestron Ultima ep.
  3. Thanks Steve. I have already done that. If I remove the centre dust cap I can increase the focal length from F5 to F10. When it arrived, thank you FLO. It said on the box. "May Contain Clouds" and they weren't kidding
  4. I know I'm late to the party. With this thread. I have brought a Quark Chromesphere and SW STAR-TRAVEL 102 and I'm getting a Stellar Mira 1.25 diagonal. I've also been looking at a suitable eyepiece to use with the Quark. At the moment I can't afford a 40mm TV plossl. So having read the reviews. I opted for a SW 40mm SP eyepiece . It will be very interesting to see how good it is. It's cheap but I hope it's not that cheap that it's unusable. I hope to get a 40mm TV later in the year when funds allow
  5. I don't suppose anybody has a copy of this link? I also need to reset the Etalon on my PST
  6. I use mine with PHD 2 "Drift Align" No problem. If you wanted to be more precise you could centre a bright star in your eyepiece and align your guide scope. But it doesn't really matter.
  7. I have a C9.25 it is by far, the best and only SCT I have ever owned. It was a review I read by Damion Peach that made me buy one. I don't use it half a much as I should. But when I do use it. I can see what a good telescope this is. Save your pennies.
  8. You have a very good image there. Colours are spot on and the detail is there in NGC 891.
  9. I use a Cygnus Astro scope coat to keep my Losmandy G11 protected. They are 100% waterproof and do the job. https://neilross758.wixsite.com/cygnus-astro-covers
  10. I think your image of Messier 31 compares to the one Robert Gendler produced many years ago. The hours you have put into producing this master piece, as paid off. We don't usually get to see the Ha regions so clear and sharp as we do in this one. And the detail in the galaxy and spiral arms is quite astonishing. Now you're next project has to be M33?
  11. I am on T 166 22nd to 30th and in the same field as the UKAI team. I'll have-G11-Gemini 2-Altair 115 EDT- DSLR-Atik 428ex etc - Sky Watcher SA- Eyepieces -Laptop with red screen- PST and other kit. Oh and the Tent . I want to image and observe, hence the Celestron. But also do some widefield imaging with my Megrez ED80 II. I hope this years EQSP has better weather conditions and I also hope people don't go mad buying up pitches. I was lucky to get mine this year.
  12. That's fantastic. The colours are spot on and you've managed to pull out a wealth of detail in M27.
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