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Joe12345

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  1. Hi, Could you please clarify what the sticker on the binoculars says? Thanks
  2. Here area few with an 8" dob and 5mp phone camera:
  3. Errrrmmm.......the brightening of the night sky caused by street lights and other man-made sources. According to google.
  4. I've added a few more questions and hopefully made them a bit clearer. Any responses would be greatly appreciated!
  5. I'm part of an international STEM group and I'm currently working on a project to reduce light pollution. My team are trying to gather as much information as possible about light pollution, so I thought I would ask on this forum for some opinions. 1. Which type of street light do you think is the lesser of two evils - led or sodium? 2. Which type of light pollution affects you most - direct light pollution (ie a neighbour's light being shone into your garden) or skyglow? 3. How much would you be willing to spend to be able to clearly see detail in the milky way (ie like lucksall's skies)? - £0, £1-£50, £51-£150, £151-£500, £501-£1000, £1000+ 4. Where do you regularly see light being wasted (unnecessary quantities of street lights/security lights etc.)? 5. On a scale from 1 to 10, how much are you affected by light pollution, 10 being 'I can barely see any stars' and 1 being 'I live in a rural area where the milky way always looks stunning'? 6. On a scale from 1 to 10, how much would you like light pollution to be reduced or eliminated, 10 being 'I would do anything for it' and 1 being 'I couldn't care less'? I might ask some more questions later on in our project. Thanks!
  6. I'm selling my relatively new 5" F5 reflector on a sw supatrak mount that I bought last christmas. It's in excellent condition but without the origional box or eyepieces. The mount can be moved easily with a controller and will then track whatever you move it to, although can't be moved manually. It would come with the origional 5*30 finder and telrad base. I replaced the secondary allen key screws with standard 'cross' screws, and put a bit of milk bottle under the secondary screws which makes collimation much smoother. I'll either sell the mount with a standard cigarette plug or 8 aa battery holder. https://www.firstlightoptics.com/reflectors/skywatcher-explorer-130p-supatrak-auto.html I'm asking for £150, collected from Kenilworth, Warwickshire.
  7. What time will it be at?
  8. Thanks - but why when they're new? I did leave a gap underneath the scope, maybe not a big enough one?
  9. Yesterday I bought a greenwitch scope cover from the IAS. When I finished last night, I put it over my 8" dob and went inside. This morning, when I came to take it in, the base and OTA were both quite wet, along with the inside of the cover. It rained this morning for a while, but the cover should be rain proof, and the scope wasn't covered in that much dew when I finished. The mirror now looks frosted, and the OTA is covered in rainwater. Is this just dew, or have I used it wrong?
  10. Will I be alright with a caravan on a tent pitch?
  11. Could I see a photo of the parfocal ring? I'm thinking about putting one on my powermate.
  12. Hmmmm...... So could I put it in the centre of a card template, then stick it on the front of my 8" dob? Or are they quite specific to certain telescopes?
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