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About craigfoot

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  1. Hi So I'm now the owner of a uhc filter thanks to a birthday present. . . So what would be the best targets for observing using this at the moment? Cheers Craig Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
  2. Yeah I have one. . I think my max magnification is 180x though so will have to try with that. Sent from my D5803 using Tapatalk
  3. I did buy a special cover for it. . Maybe I'll have to see about getting the tube some shed space :-) I was more worried about condensation I think rather than it being stolen or the odd spider :-) Sent from my D5803 using Tapatalk
  4. I'll give that a go when I get chance. Though collimation in the dark sounds a challenge, it was hard enough in day light! :-) Sent from my D5803 using Tapatalk
  5. Watched the moon from around midnight till 3am. . Saw it slowly go from a bright full moon to nothing as it entered the earth shadow. Had to go to bed so didn't watch it coming back out the other side. Impressive as it was I didn't see a red moon as pictures seemed to suggest, did I miss something? When was it supposed to glow red? Sent from my D5803 using Tapatalk
  6. last night I wanted to check out the moon, so early on i polar aligned. Polaris looked like a perfect point of light, I assume collimation to be good! Sent from my D5803 using Tapatalk
  7. Is it a bad idea? Due to limited storage space I've been leaving the scope setup outside in the garden, with the tube pointing towards the ground and a cover over the whole thing. My eye pieces, rigel and finder scope are all brought inside. Anything I should be aware of or consider? Sent from my D5803 using Tapatalk
  8. I'm never quite sure when to start a new thread or "hijack" another, or just search for a relevant answer elsewhere. . Always find that searching for the answer whilst may find it does not lead to some of this positive interaction which really helps :-) Sent from my D5803 using Tapatalk
  9. Oh I see. . Sorry for the confusion. . What do you think to my pics?It's winding me up now and wish I'd never heard of collimation! :-) Sent from my D5803 using Tapatalk
  10. I don't think the photographs do it justice to be fair. Have to hold the phone at an angle to get a decent shot.Think I need to stop messing and try it on some stars. I've also emailed a local shop to see if they have a collimation service, may be worth paying someone to get it right! Sent from my D5803 using Tapatalk
  11. Struggling to get a decent picture today. . But think I accidently worked out a bit more. The Alan key screws just push the mirror forward and back ward? Right? I worked this out because I managed somehow to tighten one all the way through that it popped out the back! So I just use these to push and pull the mirror into a circular shape where I can see all 3 clips of the primary mirror? I then adjust the primary mirror to try and obtain a pretty much symetrical view of the spider vanes? When I look in now with no ep I see my eye dead centre in a circle shape. . Think I got it?? Sent from my D
  12. Went to have a look this morning. . . The mirror is a bit condensated but I could make out my eye in the circle in the centre of the mirror, so think all is good. . Leaving the tube uncovered and pointing down for a bit to clear and will check again. Sent from my D5803 using Tapatalk
  13. Oh actually. Just a min. . . How would you see my eye?? The camera was pointed through the cap?? Sent from my D5803 using Tapatalk
  14. I'm thinking maybe the hole I drilled is too small. . But I can see through it. . I'll have another look tomorrow Sent from my D5803 using Tapatalk
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