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  1. Thanks alot for all of your responses guys
  2. I am using a sky watcher evostar 90 refractor telescope. It is only a basic starter scope but i know sky watcher are a reputable brand that are said to make good quaility scopes. It should keep me going for a little while. I have ordered a moon filter and anouther eyepeice so i am looking forward to doing some observing of the moon with it. here is the scope if your interested Sky-Watcher EVOSTAR-90 (AZ3)90mm (3.5") f/900 REFRACTOR
  3. Hi red dwalf, thanks for the quick reply. seems like i am not the only one then. and your telescope is better quality than mine i should imagin.
  4. Hi all, I have a question regarding Jupiter. I had a chance to have a brief look at Jupiter tonight with my sky watcher evostar 90 refractor telescope and I have to say I am slightly disappointed with what I saw. It seemed to be quite bright through my scope and I was only able to make out 2 cloud bands faintly. The highest magnification I used was only 90x as I only have two eyepieces at the moment but I have ordered another so I will be able to get a higher mag. I am not sure if the reason it is so bright is because there is a fair bit of light pollution in my area and my telescope is picking up stray light from it possibly. To give you a rough idea of what I saw, it was similar to this but not quite as bright or large. http://www.compadre.org/Informal/images/features/Jupitmoons12-20-072.jpg so my question to you.... Is this the sort if view I should expect to see through a telescope like mine or is there any way I could get to see more detail and less brightness by using a filter maybe ? anyway thanks for reading and I hope someone can offer me some advice
  5. This sounds good, i would also like to attend, i would be using just a tent with no need for electric. Thanks
  6. hi guys, im thinking of buying this eyepiece set Eyepiece Sets - Revelation Photo-Visual Eyepiece kit I would like your opinions on if its a good buy or not. Would the eyepieces be suitable for my skywatcher evostar 90 refractor ? Thanks.
  7. Thanks guys for your help and advice, it has been very usefull
  8. Hey, I'm Just wondering if anyone is familier with the Sky-Watcher AZ3 Alt-Azimuth Mount. I've not long had my telescope which has this mount. Im just wondering if i am operating the mount correctly. Here is the situation.... The azimuth movement is controled by a locking knob which you can untighten to allow azimuth movement left or right. Then there is a slow motion control which allows for small movement for centering objects. The altitude doesnt have a knob that you can unscrew, all it has is a Bolt which when i first got the scope it was very tight and did not allow movement in the altitude. There is also a slow motion control cable which only allows for slight movement In altitude. So what i did was untighten the bolt slightly which now allows movement in the altitude. Im just wondering if this is the correct way to operate it? Surely they cannot expect you to keep tightning and untighning the bolt with a spanner every time you want to change the altitude so i am sure this is the correct way to operate it but i just want to make sure. Sorry if this is a stupid question but i am very inexperienced with scopes and mounts so just want to make sure i am doing everything correct as i dont want to break my mount. here is a picture of the mount AZ3 Alt-Azimuth Mount Help and opinions would be appriciated. Thanks.
  9. Hi guys, My name is Matt I’ve just recently joined this forum, after being a regular visitor for a while now, I decided to join as I’ve read allot of posts on here and everyone on here seems to be very nice and knowledgeable about amateur astronomy. As I have not long had my telescope I am very much a beginner. The telescope I currently have is a sky-watcher Evostar 90 Refractor. I Know its not a very big scope but it will be a good starter scope for me as it is simple to use and is quite portable, and I am sure I will be able to do some good observing with it. I'd just like to know if anyone in here is from the Leicester/Leicestershire area who maybe would like to meet up some time and do some star gazing. I don’t really know any good dark sites in Leicestershire that are suitable for star gazing but I am sure there are a few. I don’t really want to be wondering around in the middle of no were on my own in when its dark as I don’t think its the safest thing to do. Anyway that’s it for now, so if anyone knows any good sites in the Leicestershire area could you please let me know or if anyone wants to meet up some time that would be Great.
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