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  1. Update, clear sky's in East Yorkshire tonight, loving it, loving it, trying to photograph star trails for the first time, evening got the scope aligned first attempt......
  2. Was just getting to use my new telescope and the good old UK weather has stopped play, I suppose living in the northern hemisphere this is one of the hazards of astronomy?
  3. When looking at the planets, they are all very bright, with my eye piece set came a selection of coloured filters, do they make a difference??? Not tried them yet.. Dave
  4. Thanks for all the responses, so I am not alone, and apparently normal (ish)
  5. Sara (Swag72) those images on your flickr account are stunning, just followed you, Dave
  6. This is only my 2nd post. I joined the forum after I bought my Celestron 130slt and eye piece collection. I am slightly concerned as I am starting to watch the weather forecast like a hawk! The slightest suggestion of a clear night finds me out of bed at 04.00am and in the garden dressed in my dressing gown, woolly hat and boots, thank goodness it is dark and most people are still in bed; is this normal behaviour? Getting to grips with the scope and its limitations, but loving every minute. This morning I was watching Jupiter, Venus and Mars, and took the attached image with my Nikon P900 camera. Warm Regards Dave East Yorkshire
  7. Wow thank you all so much for taking the time to respond to my question. I can see it is going to be a steep learning curve. i would like to join one of the local clubs, unfortunately the nearest one is a 60 mile round trip, so logistically difficult. a lot of info on this post, which I will take on board, and best of all get to experiment with the Scope, loved looking at the Milky Way last night, simply beautiful. Dave
  8. Hi, Have just bought a Celestron 130 SLT telescope, and very new to astronomy, and could do with a little help. When I bought the Scope it came with several eyepieces: 6mm 8mm 13mm 17mm 32mm 2x Barlow LensI have no idea what these lens do, and which I should start with. I have used the 32mm and was amazed at what I could see. I am able to align the scope with no problem, just need a few pointers to get started. Warm Regards Dave
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