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  1. Hi There, Warm welcome to SGL, hope you enjoy the forums.
  2. Hi There, Warm welcome to SGL, hope you enjoy the forums. That's a great setup & location you have there.
  3. Hi John, Warm welcome to SGL, hope you enjoy the forum, great pic of the scope. There is a show me your frac thread to post in too.
  4. Hi Ivan, Warm welcome to SGL, hope you enjoy the forums. Great setup you have there too.
  5. Hi There, Warm welcome to SGL, hope you enjoy the forums. You should be far enough away from the urban lights to have dark skies. Great setup you have there too.
  6. That's a nice new finder! . Congrats
  7. Hi There, Warm welcome to SGL, hope you enjoy the forums. Fantastic location you have dark skies abound.
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    Hello Everyone!

    Hi Sergey, Warm welcome to SGL. Hope you enjoy the forums. Thats a great setup you have there too.
  9. damnut

    Hello To All

    hi There, Warm welcome to SGL. Hope you enjoy the forums.
  10. Another vote for not touching it!! especially the primary. I had a 10"lx 200 and took advice and read up before cleaning the corrector If you must do it :--- 1. Make some marks on the tube and retaining ring. 2. If in forks lock up at 45 deg. 3. remove carefully the little screws holding the corrector ring in place. 4. remove corrector plate, note that there may be some small pieces of packing. These must be kept and put back exactly where they came from. 5. Clean using baader wonderfluid and micro fibre cloth. Do not use this on mirrored surfaces. 6. Put corrector back in exactly the same position and re-assmble.
  11. Hi Dave, I have a mix, as I have a number of scopes, you have an excellent scope and you would not be dissappointed with any of the ep's that you have mentioned, I have a myriad 9mm, an axiom 10mm, nagler 13mm.. And spot on, I buy when the time is right and usually when one of the good folk on here have a shuffle around in their eyepiece case. A friend has the 120 deg Es eps and swears by them!
  12. Hi Richard, Warm welcome to SGL. Nice ramble that
  13. Hi There, Warm welcome to SGL. Hope you enjoy the forums. As above unless it is a scartch to the coatings, would not be worried, you can remove when you clean the lens cell in about 3 or 4 years time
  14. Some great new pics to the thread. @hjw, might be off the shelf but an excellent classic setup... Those unitrons look the part Chas.
  15. @happykat, Its easy to create an id, if you also look at the post logs there are large numbers of id's with no posts or just one post. I do know of one insurance company who would not pay out as the owner had all their kit in the signature. My sginature is as bland as it gets but have posts with the kit pictured??? It is saddening that an event like this attracts such interest from a section of society but just look at all the kit on view!. I don't know if there is a soultion bar nametags for all and being suspicious about other folk, but that goes against the grain of what an open and friendly lot astronomers are.
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    Newb in the UK

    Hi Amgray, Welcome to SGL., hope you enjoy the forums. The 127 Mak is a great scope too.
  17. Hi There, Warm welcome to SGL. hope you enjoy the forums.
  18. HI There, As Pickering is only 20 miles from Toronto suspect there will be some light pollution as well as from Markham, will be dark across the lake though!!. Attached for info http://www.jshine.net/astronomy/dark_sky/ http://darksitefinder.com/maps/world.html
  19. Hi Iain, With the Barlow you effectively have 5mm, 10mm, 12.5mm and 25mm. If you are new to astronomy take some time to get used to your scope and use the standard eyepieces supplied. Then fix your budget, and don't let any of us sway you!. If you can join a local astro club so tat you can see what others have and what may suit you best. Best Bang for buck are the BST starguiders along with Celestron excels, jump a notch to Baader hyperions (not every one gets on with these) and ES then Televue.. There are two good guides to eyepieces :- http://www.swindonstargazers.com/beginners/eyepieces.htmand http://stargazerslounge.com/topic/43171-eyepieces-the-very-least-you-need/?hl=%20warthogs%20%20guide%20%20to%20%20eyepieces You can also use online resources to have a look at what objects may look like at the eyepiece. just plug your scope and eyepiece data in and away you go http://www.12dstring.me.uk/fov.htm (remember to click on switch to visual) http://www.stargazing.net/naa/scopemath.htm
  20. Hi Paul, Most folk can get an 8" dob on the back seat, an old sleeping bag makes a great protector!
  21. Congrats on getting everything sorted out Ohan, I can see you are going to have many sleepless nights. Look forward to seeing more of your images and excellent reports.
  22. Great choice of scope the inteliscope makes life somewhat easier too . Enjoy
  23. Hi Iain, If your conservatory is cold then no cooling needed, even if it is slightly heated you will need to take out for 20mins or more to get cool!
  24. Another vote for the RACI, can only agree with Floater, at 6' 3 bending to get at a straight through finder bar when on a big sct is a pain in the back!!
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