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sheffieldblade

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  1. hi all just a quick post here . which is the best way to clean my scopes optics its a meade 125ext ,thanks all for any comments regards , martyn
  2. hello all , just been given a few quid for my birthday . and just wondering which scope is the better to buy the meade xtx 125 or the nexstar 5se the local shop says thers not much difference but i am tempted to go for the meade just because it looks good ,so just looking for the pro's and con's for each scope on a non biased opinion thanks, martyn
  3. hi just got a meade xtx 80 which i thought was cheap, lad just needed shut of it gave him £120 got a couple of plossel eye pieces 2 barlows a few filters looks quite nice but having only just got into this would it be any better than my celestron 130 slt also which one is the better scope cheer for any comments,
  4. hello again . i have installed sky pro 6 on my laptop , but i am having trouble setting up my scope got all the drivers for the data cable but just cannot find how to do it has there is nothing in the program i can find to set the scope up its a celestron 130 slt is there a setting in the sky 6 program to initialize the scope and if so how do i find it? many thanks in advance martyn
  5. hi again and thanks , what would happen if i was to setup in the time zone would it not align correctly ?.
  6. hi all just a quick question here. i have been trying to setup my celestron slt 130 and the question i have when setting it up is ? , 1 i have set the location which is closest to sheffield , which is leeds 2 time and date . 3, daylight saving. 4 now now the next option i get is universal , do i leave that or do do set the time zone to my area zone 4? thanks in advance martyn
  7. hi all just a quick question here. i have been trying to setup my celestron slt 130 and the question i have when setting it up is ? , 1 i have set the location which is closest to sheffield , which is leeds 2 time and date . 3, daylight saving. 4 now now the next option i get is universal , do i leave that or do do set the time zone to my area zone 4? thanks in advance martyn
  8. cheers liz , what other delights will i be able to see with my scope and how clear
  9. hi all its me again!!!!!!!!!!! got my scope out side last night , after the cloud dissapeared and after trying to set up think i got something wrong, so i was packing the scope away and the cloud broke more and i saw what i presumed was jupiter,(a very bright object) so slewed the scope round to face the object put my red dot over it and got the first ever object in my scope i can only describe this as amazing like i said its the very first i have seen anything the object i got had 3 or 4 other items near it , moons i think and was crystal clear then i was gutted ........ the cloud was back but hooked now. what other delights await me with my celtron slt 130 cheers from a very happy chappy
  10. its a moterised mount not sure if its a equatorial mount but thanks for the reply...........
  11. hello again and thanks for the replies i have had so far, i am trying to set up my celestron 130 slt !!!!! please bare with me as i have a few questions i am sure will be answered, 1, does the scope need to be facing north? 2 i have done a 2 star align after setting my location time ect, ect, first aligning polaris the i used denbhe (is that spelt right) to align my second centered both as requested then enter then just to see if its ok i tell it to go to polaris and it does , but instead of just moving a few inches up and right it goes all the way a full 360, but gets polaris is there something i have done wrong. cheers, martyn:confused:
  12. not many of ya now is there lol nice to be on board cheers
  13. hi just wondering what , if any free free software programs there are to download cheers martyn.
  14. hello all you stargazers from a not so sunny sheffield. my name is martyn, and i have for my first scope a celestron nexstar slt 130, trying to set it up now so as a complete newbie you may be hearing a lot from me
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