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Everything posted by scotttumsh

  1. What a night/morning my skies are as clear as i have seen them for what seems like ages, as i type this im standing in a field not even 1/2 a mile from my front door, no LP what so ever, fantastic view 360 degrees, have even had a clear look at Antares, Jupiter is stunning, milky way is as clear and full of stars as i have seen again for such a long time, the Eagle, Omega, triffid, and Lagoon are all observable, its the first time i have had the pleasure of viewing Antares through my Evostar, by far the best viewing i have had this year. As i say still out at 4 am im loving this!!! Sorry if it sounds like im babbling a bit but i thought i would share my experiance! Blown away! All the best, Scott
  2. This in my opinion should be published. fantastic. Scott
  3. Did anyone else see a rather large meteor heading south 00.38am very bright?
  4. Wow that's stunning! just shows you what is actually all there waiting to be teased out in imaging. all the best. Scott
  5. Here is my gear set up for viewing only tonight as its a bit breezy! But fairly clear. May try a wee bit imaging later if it settles. Clear skies folks.
  6. Hi Erik, a warm welcome from a not so sunny Scotland. all the best and clear skies. Scott
  7. Excellent i love this image!
  8. Yes where i am its great, no city glare so altogether pretty good skies. just wish we had more cloud free nights! Scott
  9. Hello and welcome, Now that really is some set up!
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. Skies are as grey as grey can be here today, great images again tho!
  13. 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
  14. i made this filter for my Evostar 120, made with plywood and Baader solar film nd50. Scott
  15. 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
  16. Another in agreement for FLO being the best, great service and care. all the best with new scope and enjoy. Scott
  17. Would it be Kembles cascade perhaps?
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. Hello and welcome from the sunny Scottish Borders, cracking pictures you posted, keep going and all the best!. Scott
  21. 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
  22. Too many people out there like that, very similar thing happend to me on the same site!
  23. 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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