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  1. Thanks about this suggestion, it's really worth looking into.
  2. Hello All, This post is really giving me hope, as I'm about to loose it. I started visual observing like 5 years ago and astro photography is not an option for me because not now not even later I will be able to get a tracking mount. I own a 10" Dob for like 3 years now and was dying to see DSOs other than M31 and M13. But all I can see is bright objects like planets. I feel angry when I read "Turn Left at Orion" for example and go through all the objects I should find but sometimes I feel that book is lying But anyways any advise is welcome and thanks for the good thread.
  3. No it doesn't have a white point. It is an Orion laser collimator.
  4. I have a Cheshire but it's hard to reach the knobs to adjust the primary mirror so I move a knob and look in the Cheshire then I go back again to the knobs over and over again. The laser collimator on the other hand is much easier. But as you said the Cheshire is much simpler and accurate..
  5. the focuser is 1.25" which is a problem as I can not buy the 2"-1.25" centering adaptor..
  6. Hi, can anybody help with ideas on how to precisely center a laser collimator in a focuser? I noted that the laser collimator moves in the focuser which messes up the collimation noticeably. Thanks Maged
  7. Hi Alan, thanks for the advice. Can you share a link to the astigmatism correctors? I have astigmatism but I'm not sure if it is that bad.
  8. Hello John, for me I couldn't even see details in Mars even during last year's opposition, and that could have been for many reasons such as my scope collimation, weather conditions, my eyes being not trained enough. The reason I am amazed is that I see many people and read in many articles and books that I should be seeing details on mars and I can't so I am trying to narrow down reasons that are preventing me from seeing details! it will be bad if it's all the above
  9. Hello everybody, I am amazed to know that it is feasible to see moons of Mars in 10" dobsonian as I am struggling to even see the slightest details on Mars it's self. I must be doing something wrong! I would like also to add to the above .. Flawless collimation is a must ..
  10. Thanks for these comments as they are what keeps me trying to observe deep sky objects from my place (only object I saw was M31 only the core of the galaxy after trying for so long time) and I am not lucky with any other galaxies. regarding your point above related to some nights are not great for DSOs ... how can you recognize that you are having one of these nights, I'm asking as I am still not luck to find any galaxies yet. And also what other objects you recommend to observe when you are having such a bad night? Thanks
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    Please share the experience. another question does the nexus computer come alone and you have to buy the encoders separately or encoders are included?
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    Does it come with the encoders?
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    Many thanks all for sharing these info..
  14. Maged

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    I have contacted Orion, they don't sell it separately, they sell it with the Dobsonian scope.
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    Hi Charic, This system i'm referring to detects your coordinates and you align it by directing the scope manually to a couple of bright star then you enter the name of the object from the system and manually direct the scope to the object location.
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