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  1. Thank you for your interest and looking the scope has now been sold.
  2. Hi Steve if you wanted to have a look you're more than welcome to pop up for a cuppa.
  3. Hi everyone I am selling my WO Z73. I bought it last year to take away on holiday with me but it ended up staying at home. It has been sat on my shelf and has only ever been used once - my 80ED is more familiar to setup and the WO has been overlooked at every opportunity to get an imaging session done. The scope comes with the WO red dot finder and it is all as new in mint condition, if I were to be very picky I’d have to say that there is one tiny blemish, one very light mark on the dovetail bar where it was once mounted on my EQ5. So if you’re interested or want any more photos or info please get in touch.
  4. With regards as to what to do next, I'd love to see Jupiter for £100. Maybe even up the budget to £150 to be in line with "Deep Space for £150"
  5. I was actually about to put a link in the Astro-lounge to your YouTube channel and suggest the SGL community check it out. However i found you're already here. I've watched all your Astro videos on YT and quite frankly I can't wait for what's next!
  6. Ha ha I’ve found Astrobiscuit on SGL. Great videos Rory, keep up the good work.
  7. Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed that
  8. Couldn't resist a follow up to my previous post, this one not so zoomed in. Nikon D810, Sky-Watcher Skymax 150, ISO 80 1/60th Second
  9. Hi everyone, my first post in ages. Thought I'd have a crack at capturing the Lunar X and V close up last evening to share with you all. Hope you like. Craig Nikon D810, Sky-Watcher Skymax 150 and Celestron 2.5x Barlow, ISO 80 at 1"
  10. As I was typing out that last post I was thinking "Garry will pick me up on my signature block" and how right I was. There we go, all better now that balance has once again been restored!
  11. Glad to see it all raring to go Garry, should be a clear night. On that basis alone I'd defo buy a lottery ticket.
  12. Hi everyone I am putting up for sale my SW 150 Skymax. I have had this about 10 months and although I really like it I am selling some of my kit to fund a CCD purchase. It has a modern SCT thread to fit a focuser if desired and is in top condition with a few marks along the dovetail. I have upgraded the diagonal as the one that came with it was a bit rubbish. Comes with standard finder scope and 28mm eyepiece. Great views of the moon and planets but funding a wide field habit. Please get in touch if interested at the asking price of £300.
  13. Oh it's all very confusing you know Hope you all enjoy anyway, will see what bit I can glimpse in the early morning. Thanks again one and all!
  14. PS I'm also loosing track of days, it's the 28th I'm concerned with not tomorrow as I said in my earlier post. Working on two time zones, local and UK, and in several languages I'm bound to get a little bit confused from time to time.
  15. Ok sorry to have troubled anyone, I got an answer from a seasoned astronomer friend of mine, all answered. Great little visualisation of the even from this neck of the woods at http://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/in/united-arab-emirates/dubaiif anybody is interested. Once again sorry to have troubled anyone.
  16. Hi all you great folks at SGL, I'm working away for a few was and I'm currently in Dubai but I'm not sure if I'll get to see tomorrow's super moon spectacular. I took it as read (slight pun intended) that I'd be able to catch this rare phenomenon at some point throughout the night but as I think on about it I'm not sure. I've looked at Stellarium but it's rather inconclusive as to whether the event is observable at all. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.
  17. Hi there have a look at Lonely Speck "how to photograph the milkyway" there is quite a bit of useful info on the site for DSLR night sky photography. The other thing to consider, and I don't mean to point out the obvious, is that the more you reduce your field of view (longer the focal length) the less time you have with the shutter open before you get star trails. Wide angle fast lens' are great for nightscape photography, longer focal length lens' benefit from some sort of tracking such as a simple barn door tracker. Lonely speck has lots of examples of what is acheivable with different setups.
  18. I seem to recall that this book won an award, albeit an unofficial award, for being the most widely bought yet unread book of all time. I too gave the back cover a very wide berth.
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    From the album: AstroPics

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    A collection of my attempts to capture images of the night sky.
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    From the album: AstroPics

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