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  1. Hi adrian welcolme to SGL just down the road in ipswich!!
  2. Ohh poo i knew i forgot something, looked at jupiter for about 30 mins lastnight and totally forgot about neptune!!! ill remember tonight!!
  3. Was really nice and clear lastnight here in ipswich, spotted the iss for the first time and tracked it with my dob, it was as bright as jupiter. Was a great night!
  4. Hi phil, ive a skyliner 300p dob, it is big and quite heavy but the views i get through it are amazing and i soon forget about my aching arms!! moving it outside in 2 parts is not a problem as it only takes 30 seconds to stick it back together! i keep it inside when not in use and it takes up hardly any room!!
  5. Welcome Math, hope you enjoy
  6. You can now eat dinner off your lightbridge too!!
  7. That looks a really professional job!! very nice
  8. I have the 300p solid and find handling it fairly easy, Taking the tube off the mount takes about 1 min, Ive only had it out a few times and im really impressed with it, i find the mount and scope very easy to control, all in all im very happy but im no expert!! id say go for it!!!
  9. Well done amanda, im also a newbie when it comes to dso's!! m13 is great aint it!! i managed to find the dumbell nebula lastnight but was very faint as it was quite low down! Bring on the darker sky's!!
  10. Cheers Amanda, Thats another must find on the list!!
  11. Cheers for the tips brianb. your right about all night, doesnt seem to get dark really!! cant wait for winter!!
  12. saw m13 lastnight, was amazing!! and m57 which was great, im new to all this so hav so much to learn!!
  13. to be honest i aint really studied planets to much as saturn goes out of my view about 11 and its still very light then! i had a look at quick look at jupiter yesterday morning around 3.30 and could easily see 5 moons and the banding on the planet! think i went to a 9mm eyepiece and was still very clear! From what ive viewed of saturn has been though a low mag piece! ill give it a good go when the skies start to get darker!! only had the scope for a couple of days and really impressed so far
  14. Hi kelly, how about m13 or m57, i viewed them for the first time lastnight! A really big WOW!!
  15. collimation is holding very good, done it when i first got the scope and checked it everytime before i use it and its holding very well!
  16. Thats spot on what i saw lastnight through my eyepiece! amazing!
  17. well had about 3 1/2 hours kip! feel ok, looking forward to tonight for another one!!
  18. Hi, well first all nighter complete and what a lovely night it was! Went outside around 11 oclock, was looking good already, scope was cooled and ready for action, first target ring nebula in lyra, took me about 20 mins the find and bang there it was, my first WOW of the night, using a 32mm it looked amazing, went through all the eyepieces and barlow on it but nothing could top the 32, it was so clear and perfectly shaped! Next was M51, seen all the pics of this one and was hunting like mad for it, took me around 20 mins to find it! there it was a tiny smudge, lol!! newbie expecting it to fill my whole eyepiece!! coffee break and a quick look at stellarium to see what was about. decided on m13, abit quicker this time and probably my biggest WOW of the evening, so many stars in such a small area, was amazing, i stayed on this for a fair while and really enjoyed it. There was no other targets after this, just getting to know the sky and roaming around, cant believe how good the sky was! Now getting light and jupiter slowly rose above the horizon, used a few of my eyepieces on this and could clearly see some banding and 5 moons, cant believe how bright it was! just been outside again and saw venus but scope was already packed up and recovering ! As a total newbie to astronomy ive really enjoyed myself and im totally hooked now with this hobby. ive learned already that magnification is not to important, i had all my best views using a 32mm eyeiece giving x47!!! really chuffed with my new 12inch dobsonian telescope, nudging it was no hassle what so ever. right must try and get some sleep, after 6 mugs of coffee its gonna be a job!! Sorry if ive gone on abit and my spelling and gramma is terrible but had to share! good morning everyone and good night
  19. Had a quick look at saturn lastnight, could easily see 3 moons then it moved behind the house!! my viewing point i can see north, east and south! west is behind the house!!! through my 32mm and 25 its looks so clear, tried my 9mm and found it really hard to keep up with it and it seemed abit hazy when trying to focus!!
  20. Hi, im hopefully gonna have a good session tonight with my new scope, what objects should i being going for? and what sort of magnification will they require? i know light pollution will play a part but just want a rough idea! Thanks chris
  21. I line up my finderscope during the day on a telegraph pole i can see a fair way away from where i live, sometimes the object is spot on and other times might be alittle out. you could buy a right angled finderscope which might make it abit easier!!
  22. with your 10mm eyepiece and x2 barlow you get 150x mag and 60x using the 25mm. im new to all this too, not to sure about weather/atmosphere! i viewed it earlier too, upto about 333x and its still only the size of small pea but quite clear!!
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