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Posts posted by Knighty2112

  1. The top mount can also be adjusted via the black knob below where the scope would sit. As this is only tightened by hand it can work loose and if you use something too heavy could suddenly slip on the locking knob and spin down and get damaged by hitting the legs of the mount, so not worth the risk unless it is a very light item. Happened to me once with a heavier scope on top. Luckily I was there to stop it hitting the mount and causing any damage, so since then I only use the 2 side clamps I have (I added in an extra ADM Vixen clamp along with an upgraded  Primaluce  vixen/losmondy clamp that I use for my SW250 newtonian).

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  2. 10 hours ago, cloudsweeper said:

    Any chance of a photo Gus?  I can hardly imagine my 254 Dob on my (previously your) Skytee II.  (Did you miss it and get a replacement??  😉)


    Hi Doug. I’m away for work at the moment, but I’ll get a photo of it at next opportunity. Yes, realised I missed the Skytee2 that much that I got another one a while back ago. :) 

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  3. 14 minutes ago, johninderby said:

    Ah yes John Carter. 😁


    Not read the books, but the 2012 movie (John Carter) with Taylor Kitsch was pretty good. Seemed to have got panned by critics, but I enjoyed it never the less. Pity they never made any further sequels of the film of the series of books. 

  4. Try to focus on something out of your window that is a far away as possible to see, then adjust your focus (which has quite a lot of range in this type of scope) till you achieve focus OK. If your finder is aligned this will help you aim the scope, but if not try to see the image of the object in view as best as you can without the 25mm EP in place. You should be able to see if you  are on or near alignment with the object. Once lined up with a distant object you should be able to then adjust you finder scope so that it is aligned with your telescope to make it easier to get things in view. 

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  5. Owned both and enjoyed both. 4SE has max magnitude of 240x, whilst 8SE has max magnitude of 480x. So yes you will be able to see bigger images of the planets, however just remember that in the UK at least there are not many nights were you will get steady views that would hold going above 300x normally. Also, as with the different focal lengths of each scope you will get higher magnifications in EP’s in the 8SE due to this as Cornelius says. With the larger light grasp of the 8SE you will see better images of the planets, so images will be better in the 8SE.


  6. 20 hours ago, Atlas629 said:

    A few years ago I learned the fate of the universe, and my exact place in it - hit me pretty hard. Anyone else share similar experiences?

    And by the looks of it the booze hit you pretty hard too ‘eh? 😉

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  7. 1 hour ago, dhkaiser said:

    Thanks Gus.  Fun to see some activity.

    Yep, been a long while waiting for some WL action. Managed an iphone shot myself up at the eyepiece  the other day of it too near the limb as it came round. Not a patch on yours, but not too shabby for a camera phone.




  8. On holiday for this week, so no telling off from any snoopy bosses! ;)
    Best image from iphone photos taken with my Celestron Omni 120 ‘frac. 


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