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Everything posted by TK421

  1. Those are some fantastic photos and have inspired me to give it a go.
  2. I can recomended turn left at orian for a book but I used Google sky map on my phone for the last 6 months. I think it's a great way to lern the night skys and it's free.
  3. This list of ojects and other things I need to look at through my cope now seem to be endless, I best get started...........
  4. Stevend, that is a great link thanks for that, I will be using it next time.
  5. Scope, I seem to have had my heritage 130p in the house now for ages, it's only been a week. Just managed to bag a very quick glimpse of the moon before the clouds rolled in. Nice crisp views using the 25 and 10mm EP that come with the scope, I'm a happy man.
  6. Wow worth the effort that looks like is straight out of a magazine. The star colours looks really nice.
  7. Thanks for all your help schorhr, plenty to think on. I am definitely going to have a go at the 35mm film can thing and like the idea of the 6mm 66deg EP so might start at that and may try so of the other choices when winter comes around. Thank Brian.
  8. I like the way it looks to have some nice depth to it with M13 set deep in the back ground, I know nothing of photography and less of astro photography but I like that.
  9. That is a very nice bit of kit but way out of my price range at the moment, my scope was only £70 may when I get a a skyliner 400p Scchorhe That is some very impressive information I'm not quite sure I understand it all at the moment but love the pic of the moon with the 6mm UWA. Did you use the 130mm scope for the pictures using the 2x archromatic barlow as well? They are much better views than I expected to see, what sort a EP would I need to use you get similar? I feel like I'm learning so much my head is going to pop. Thanks for your help Brian.
  10. Do you think I should be looking at replacing the 10mm with the 6mm UWA EP. Do you know what dose UWA stands for? Looks like a 6mm is what I would end up getting at some point and if the 10 is no good and a cheep Barlow is questionable I might as well get the 6mm. Planetary views are were I wanted to start and tinkering is one of my most favorite past times so making stuff is right up my street.Thanks for that link. Cheers Brian.
  11. My scope is a Heritage 130p, its an f/5. So I might go with the cap. I had see it on FLO but dismissed it as I couldn't find specific instructions on what to do with it. Doing lot of reading about collimation so I should become clear, with a bit of luck, it all sound very confusing at the moment. My scope was checked before it got sent to me so I might be OK at moment. I do have a few film cap around but they are all oval in shape from the old (ish) wide angle point and shot cameras. I will probably not get the Barlow or any EP`s after reading the sticky on EP`s in the Getting Started sec
  12. Well that has cleared a few thing up and I as I don't know any better I will follow it. Thanks Brian.
  13. Yes I`m a northerner and don't like "t b parted from me ard urned cash lad" add that to the fact that with the best will in the world I'm not going to get out every night and us my equipment. Is it worth getting cheep functional stuff, like a Chesire or a Barlow? I know I`m going have to spend some cash when I get around to EP`s, if I need them but for now I will need a Chesire and may be a Barlow. For a Chesire from eBay its £18 vs. £29 from FLO, yes I am that tight and that's £11 towards a Barlow. Link to the Chesire below, haven't a clue were to get a good cheep Barlow from ? http://www.eba
  14. Cheers for that, I'm sort of happy with it for now. It works great now and I have some adjustment up and down. I will have to see how long the pins stay in the clamp, i might have make a plastic wedge and glue it in at some point. I have not even looked at a star yet and I have modifing my scope..... I have also put some ptfe tape around the focuser and that is also now much nicer to use. Just want to polish/ lubricate the base plate now to make the movement a bit smoother. Yes I like tinkering, best to get the scope all set up so I'm happy with it before pointing it up in the night sky. Cheer
  15. As you look at through the RDF is was out by about 1/2 way between the center and the top. I was looking at objects on about 8 miles away, is this going to make any difference to when I start pointing it at stars?
  16. I was setting up my new Heritage 130p and the RDF was a pain to so I shimmed it a one end, is this normal thing to have to do?
  17. I thought as much but it best to check before I sit down and read it all. Cheers Brian.
  18. So I'm new to all this and have got my first scope this week, I have been using bins for the last year with my phone app Google Sky map. So the first ed of this book other than the planet dates from 10 years ago is there anything that I should dismiss or ignore? Cheers Brian.
  19. Oh forgot to say, my scope arrived today and oooh it's looks nice it's a Heritage 130p. Not the biggest or the best scope out there buts it's mine and I think it's going to be great fun. Come on the clear dark skys. Brian.
  20. Hi Paul. Thanks for the offer of help, when I need it you my be a regular contact..... Cheers Brian.
  21. Olympus 10X50 DP-1s here, I stared out on these and have been using them for the past 12ish months. I don't have anything to compare them to but I think they are great for the price, about £50/60 from amazon and most importantly kept me interested in this strange hobby.
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