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cutepetgroomer

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  1. Hello everyone , I gave my cousin my other reflector telescope and got this one which I am excited to try out tonight, it just arrived today. I needed a tripod mount so o wouldn’t risk falling due to my inner ear disorder .
  2. So the other night I took a picture with my iPhone se of Jupiter but the conditions had it looking like mars .. I don’t fully remember what eyepiece I was using inside my telescope either.
  3. I have way less vertigo with music playing in my earbuds and I hold onto the table my scope sets on but the vertigo still happens just not as intense . I’m hoping the new tripod mount will help me .
  4. I think I found a solution and not have to part with my scope.. I found another mount online that would allow me to put the reflector on a tripod
  5. My reflector is a Meade eclipseview 114 . It is a tabletop telescope . I love it because it is the size aperture I tend to like . But I can’t comfortably sit and view with it as the only table out back is a picnic table with built in seats
  6. Okay I don’t even have binoculars right now.. I am thinking a mak or a refractor would be my best bet. I just don’t know what would be equivalent to my reflector in aperture size
  7. I am not familiar with binocular mirror mount .. it’s a first I’m hearing about it
  8. Hi guys , I’ve recently learned I have an inner ear disorder and it’s really affecting my balance. I have the Meade eclipseview 114 which is a tabletop dob mount newtonian. I’m afraid I might have to replace it with either mak cass or a larger refractor if I can’t eliminate the vertigo entirely while star gazing . I have a refractor that I can sit while observing easy but the reflector I can’t easily sit with and look at same time. I can control the vertigo with music and ear buds and going slow but I’d like to not have at all..
  9. I checked out the link. Is this one of those catadioptric telescopes?
  10. Yeah I’ve seen the one sky .. I even told husband I wished I seen it sooner .. then he said maybe Christmas.. but he agreed on a new refractor since current one is one it’s last legs with the focuser tension.
  11. I never even thought of extension tube, much less heard of those.
  12. Space limitations is one reason. The other is I need ease of portability. My refractor was a gift so I had no say in specs. I am looking at new scope anyways but that won’t be for a while . I can build eyepieces and filters for time being.
  13. I have two eyepieces that are the MA format from Meade . The rest are plossls . I really been enjoying planetary viewing lately but go back and forth between deep space objects , messier and planetary.
  14. I’m building up eyepiece collection that I Like slowly. So I can research and go for quality.
  15. Guys I need help figuring out eyepiece range for my reflector. It is a Meade eclipseview 114. The aperture is 114 mm and focal length is 450 mm . I know for sure it is an f/4 . I have a 2x Barlow that came with an eyepiece kit that doesn’t work as there’s not enough out focus. Right now I’m okay with that as I have a reflector the Barlow works great with. My eyepieces are 40mm, 26 mm, 20 mm ,12.5 mm ,9.7 mm, 6mm and I think 4 mm (unless I have two 9s or 6s as I have two 26s) the 40 does put it right on a limit for sure. But what can I do between the 26 and the 40 mm? I’m trying for as broad a range as possible without putting my reflector at it’s limits.
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