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About Helen

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  1. So true.... Helen
  2. Bumping the tripod - the eye is excellent at detecting movement, so if you are not sure whether you can see a faint fuzzy tap the scope and it should help pick it out A stool (preferably height adjustable) - much more relaxing and seems to encouraging longer observing rather than just looking Helen
  3. An obs is THE best astro accessory Just one suggestion, put some insulation on the underside of the roof otherwise your kit will really suffer from extremes of temperature. My roll off roof is kingspan underneath corrugated sheets - the kingspan is superlight, but makes a huge difference :wink: Enjoy Helen
  4. Well Pat, I think you've finally found a set up that works for you!! So glad to see you really enjoying your astronomy again Helen
  5. Indeed @SimonS (should be on iplayer)
  6. I've just ordered one from John Lewis and am getting it sent to a Lego-mad friend as a 21st birthday present - hope he likes it!! Helen
  7. I watched it for a second time last night and enjoyed it again! Well worth watching Helen
  8. Hi Tony, No, this diagonal is for an SCT so it has a female thread connection to attach to the back of the scope. For the refractor you need a standard push fit diagonal. Hope you find one Helen
  9. Google Play has skysafari For control, I've used one of these and the serial cable (cream/grey coloured cable) that came with the handset - once set up it worked fine (Just to be clear, lug handset into mount, serial grey cable into bottom of handset, the bluetooth adapter to the end of the serial cable, then establish a bluetooth connection from phone to the adapter. Skysafari or whatever program can then communicate as if it were physically connected.) Helen
  10. There is a Skysafari version for Android, and you can use a bluetooth adapter to control the EQ6 Helen
  11. Your wish ....
  12. As it says on the tin - this is a place to upload observing lists Please give details of the content and the software if applicable, along with proper credit if not your list Enjoy! Helen
  13. For video I was suggesting DSOs using either starlight live software with a lodestar camera or an Atik infinity. Basically you take short subs and the software stacks them as you go along, so the image quality builds up on the screen. It is a good way to get near real-time observing for a group, and you can save and process later too. Have a look here Helen
  14. +1 for solar capability. Perhaps think about getting a lodestar too - great for live viewing (stacking on the fly) and as a guide cam Helen
  15. The sort out continues... A few Celestron SCT bits: Unused 1.25 inch visual back 93653-A new £25 asking £17 incl postage 2 inch SCT mirror diagonal (Japan) - a bit dusty and no 2-1.25 adapter - £27 incl postage 10mm basic kit eyepiece unused still in bag and box with both end caps - £5 + £2 postage 13mm FMC plossl unused still in bag and box with both end caps - £10 + £2 postage Will happily combine postage for multiple purchases Helen