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    Radio astronomy

    Yes where i am its great, no city glare so altogether pretty good skies. just wish we had more cloud free nights! Scott
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    Radio astronomy

    Hello and welcome, Now that really is some set up!
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    Jupiter and Venus

    Lovely early morning here so just took a few pictures with the iphone, as for creeping around you will get used to that!! Jupiter and the moons are a lovely sight in the scope. Enjoy and all the best!. Scott
  4. Quick photo of theese 2 this morning cant make out Saturn in the photo i did see it however, very low for me but glad i managed a wee look.
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    todays prom action 14-2-19 "updated"

    Skies are as grey as grey can be here today, great images again tho!
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    sun filter

    Yes pretty much exact same although reflectors tend to be much bigger apertures so solar film would have to be bigger sheet size. very easy to make you own. give it a go, just be sure not to damage the film however, good way to check is to hold the filter up to the sun with the naked eye check for tiny holes. all the best. Scott
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    sun filter

    i made this filter for my Evostar 120, made with plywood and Baader solar film nd50. Scott
  8. Hi Geoff i too suffer from Rheumatoid Arthritis in my knees so i totally relate to you problem, and i'm only 43!! still, i get out as much as i possibly can and do both imaging and observing, totally agree with the polar alignment comment!! i use a foam pad as it helps a lot. anyway all the very best and don't let it beat you!. Scott
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    Is FLO Safe?

    Another in agreement for FLO being the best, great service and care. all the best with new scope and enjoy. Scott
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    Chain of stars name

    Would it be Kembles cascade perhaps?
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    skywatcher EQM-35 PRO

    Hi folks has anyone got one of these mounts?https://www.firstlightoptics.com/skywatcher-mounts/skywatcher-eqm-35-pro-synscan-goto-modular-mount.html ,Im looking to upgrade from my current setup and was looking at this mount, so im wondering if anyone has this or have used it. im looking to use it for both visual and astrophotography. any input would be welcome thanks.
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    skywatcher EQM-35 PRO

    Thanks again for the replies, i have decided to wait until i can afford the HEQ5 and make do withe my current set up till then, been a great last few nights with the skies here and im really making the most of it as well. thanks. Scott
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    Horsehead with an 8 inch Dob

    Hi Richard it was a cracking night down here in the central Borders, i was out at 21:30 and stayed out until early morning! one of the best nights i have had for ages! didn't set up for imaging either so spent the night looking around with my 120 evostar, like i said magical night! all thg best. Scott
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    Scots newbie with inevitable questions

    Hello and welcome from the sunny Scottish Borders, cracking pictures you posted, keep going and all the best!. Scott
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    Best all-round eyepiece

    Hi Mike, i also recommend the BST Starguider lenses, very good quality and very easy and comfortable in use. all the best with the new scope when it arrives. Scott
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    Some people...

    Too many people out there like that, very similar thing happend to me on the same site!
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    skywatcher EQM-35 PRO

    Thanks for the reply, to be honest i know the HEQ5 is the answer. its just that im a bit wary buying second hand and would rather buy new. i do want to further my astrophotography so it will be a bit more saving pennies. i was just wondering the performance of the EQM35, as i currently use the Eq3, and i manged to get decent images with that, although i did a lot of work on it to get it to perform how id like. Scott
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    Eyepiece Maze 😀

    I own BST's and Celestron x-cel lx's and i find these to be very good all round lenses. clear crisp views through these lenses in both my Frac and 130pds. Scot.t
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    The Orion and running man

    That is a pretty stunning first picture thats for sure! really like this. Scott
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    Wow! that is a stunning picture, love it. Scott
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    How to get into imaging?

    Another one for making your first step making every photon count, also id like to say your picture is actually good and you have managed to capture some of the nebulosity there! keep going and all the very best. Scott
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    Red Speck Next to the Moon

    Nice spot! always great to find or see new objects
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    My (rubbish) first image of Orion

    There is nothing wrong or rubbish with that picture at all, keep going its great fun learning to capture images and there will be loads more to come i,m sure. all the best Scott.
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    Buying a starter DSLR camera

    Hi i use a canon 450d its not been modified as i still use it for daylight as well, easy to use and not too heavy in my scopes.

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