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  1. I was very lucky in northest Northumberland, wall to wall sunshine. Here are my efforts. 250px stock 10mm and 24mm 82 maxvision eyepieces taken with a galaxy s3 phone.
  2. Thanks for the responses people. Some very interesting points. So Mars this May will be as good as it gets for 2 years. I think at 13 degrees it will be high enough for me to view from the front garden. Your right though the 4.7mm eyepiece will have other uses so may well make it to the top of the list. Better to have it in the case, if seeing allows rather than wondering what if. At 82 degrees will it be easy enough to track? I manage ok with the 6mm slv. Clear skies.
  3. Hi all with mars coming round to opposition in May. I'm wondering what eyepiece I might need to make the most of this. To go with my 250px I currently have the 10mm and 25mm that came with the scope. Also a vixen slv 6mm that gives great views of Jupiter and a 24mm 82 maxvision. At 55.8N will Mars be high enough for me to see. Just now I'm leaning towards an es 82 4.7 this is about the budget. Will this be to much mag or not enough? Should I consider a barlow with my slv. Thanks for reading clear skies
  4. Thanks for the response guys, good reasoning. Will leave it together from now on. clear dark skies.
  5. Hi all. While I was using my vixen 6mm slv eyepiece to view the sun the other day. I removed it from the focuser and the chrome 1 1/4" barrel wad loose. Now me being me and my inquisitive nature I unscrewed it further and it came apart from the rest of the eyepiece, no lenses followed it all still secure. There was however a lens screwed into the 1 1/4" barrel. I unscrewed this, it is a small lens or two in a black holder. I left this unit to one side and put the now empty barrel back on the eyepiece, then proceeded to use the eyepiece as normal. Although the focus point had moved outwards the view was much the same as my 25mm eyepiece. Not been able to test the view at night as at 56 N it doesn't really get properly dark at this time of year. I'm just wondering if this is something that should/shouldn't be done and if it will cause any complications (the eyepiece is back together now as nature intended) Thanks for reading.
  6. Is that what that is. My 6mm slv does that if I get to close, thought it might be something to do with being inside the prescribed 20mm eye relief?
  7. Well mine are certainly untrained, recently tested, but untrained none the less. After reading up a bit more, Alans review. I'm leaning towards the 24mm 82 maxvision version, budget being all important for me. Although it will be the most I've spent on an eyepiece. Looks like a fair chunk glass for the money.
  8. Well mine are certainly untrained, recently tested, but untrained none the less. After reading up a bit more, Alans review. I'm leaning towards the 24mm 82 maxvision version, budget being all important for me. Although it will be the most I've spent on an eyepiece. Looks like a fair chunk glass for the money.
  9. I use a vixen 6mm SLV as my high power ep in the 250px. In the few sessions I've had with it. I've been able to use it on Jupiter every time to great success. The image is crisp, and easily tracked by hand even thought it only has 50 deg fov. However the image seems to elongate slightly as it crosses the field stop but a slightly earlier nudge of the scope stops this.
  10. Thanks James Had posted this same question else where on the forum a couple of days ago with no response. Clearly in the wrong place. Still learning on all fronts. Yes I agree would interested to see if the extra tweaks make a difference. Although I still enjoy the views through the stock eps.
  11. Hi all. I see flo now sell Explorer Scientific eyepieces. What's the difference between the standard es 82 24mm and the maxvision version. The numbers look the same although the shape is different. Might be an odd question but still new to this. One of these could suit my 250px come upgrade time. Thanks in advance.
  12. Hi all, What's the difference between the standard es 82 24mm and the maxvision version. The numbers look the same although the shape is different. Might be an odd question but still new to this. One of these could suit my 250px come upgrade time. Thanks in advance.
  13. Hi and welcome to the family. I also have the 250px very pleased with it. The barlow your using to view the moon did it come with the scope? I only got the 10mm and 25mm eye pieces no barlow. Mine is the solid tube version may be that's the difference. Clear skies.
  14. That's a nice neat build. Well done. I have a 250px and may well do something similar. How does the clamp assembly work I can't tell from the photos. I'm in the UK about 55 N. That should be less of a wedge (35 deg) as closer to the pole.
  15. All new for me too. Went for the 250px, just now only have the stock eye pieces. Using the 10mm towards the end of last month. Managed to loose a couple of hours tracking Jupiter. Got to see two moon shadows and the GRS cross the disc, and all from the back garden. Brilliant.
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