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  1. yep I know another ep one been looking at the BST ep's and not sure which one to get first ,found Jupiter last night and could see its 4 moons(just) with my 15mm possel and x2 barlow and wanted to get closer tried my stock 10mm and it was shocking (not as clear as 15mm) looking at the BST ( 60 degree field of view) 8mm and 5mm on my scope 5mm is x130 and x260 and 8mm is x81 and x163 or a Skywatcher UWA 6mm (58 degree field of view) which is x108 and x217 my 130p has a Highest Practical Power (Potential): x260 would love some advice , thanks again
  2. it's free shipping from these http://www.tringastro.co.uk/altair-lightwave-6mm-ler-125-planetary-eyepiece-7340-p.asp who sell's the BST's
  3. been looking for an eyepiece around the 6mm to 8mm range that I could use for genral(high mag) viewing on a skywatcher 130p goto and have found an Altair Lightwave 6mm LER 1.25" Planetary Eyepiece which is £45(field of view 55° degrees and 20mm eye relief), first off are they anygood and does anyone have any other ideas
  4. very true , can you use a barlow with the zoom.
  5. yeah I've been looking at the £20 area but should I get sky watcher or celestron plossl , the ideal set would be 8mm 18mm and 25mm (read a post here) been looking at the 12.5mm with barlow it would be 6.25mm, what do you think ?
  6. son has got his mum a set of filters (different colors and moon) and they are all screw in type , the stock ep's are not threaded so looking to get a new ep so she can use the filters
  7. I would also be grateful for a copy of your list and charts aswell
  8. yeah mrs said that , she was over the moon with the telescope and the views of the moon and that was just with the stock 25mm e/p, been looking around for an upgrade ep and would like peoples commets/advice http://www.firstlightoptics.com/skywatcher-eyepieces/skywatcher-sp-plossl-eyepieces.html either 12.5mm or 17mm leaning towards 17mm or http://www.firstlightoptics.com/celestron-eyepieces/celestron-omni-plossl-eyepiece.html the 15mm, the stock ones are 10 and 25mm so was after something in the middle-ish(will replace the stock gear later,maybe) would love some more advice from you guys(and gurls) and hopefuly it will keep me the she says I am lol.
  9. yeah found that out tonight the moon is very bright so i'm now looking for a nice filter
  10. well after I good look around and a lot of advice I've got her a Skywatcher Explorer 130P AZ GoTo Telescope http://www.firstlightoptics.com/az-goto/skywatcher-explorer-130p-synscan-az-goto.html which came today. got it out and put it together was going to check to see if there are any updates but cant as it comes with a rs-232 plug (which takes me back to the days I had a zx spectrum computer) so looking for a new lead which I can use or a convert. got one from amazon which has great reviews http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00QUZY4UG?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=ox_sc_act_title_1&smid=AXZ3JQ1GVFPIF going to try you tube for set up vid's
  11. think she wants abit more for xmas and when I get get her flowers it normaly to say sorry(last time was when I got myself 2k mountain bike)
  12. yeah that would be easyer but not be good for xmas
  13. guys I need abit of help with a telescope for the mrs. shes always had an interest in the plants stars nebulae, space in genral, and wants to look at them for herself. had a look around and my local jessops said that the Skywatcher Explorer 130 EQ2 Telescope would be great for what she wants. had a look online and found out I would also need light/moon filters and a book/ guide's. first off is the Skywatcher Explorer 130 EQ2 Telescope any good ? jessop's is selling them for £135 and with the glass filters(metal bodys) and book/guide from amazon another £30 ish. my head is spinning with with everything I've been reading about so any advice would be great. also do not have to much to spent upto about £180(already booked her a secret holiday in new year)
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