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  1. hi mate seen m81 and m82 myself everytime i go out i make sure i have a look at them absolutely awesome, i have got a bit of a galaxy fixation myself, but galaxies are much harder to find. ile let you know how i get on with the 10". good luck with the galaxy hunting. steve
  2. i have the 150p and i cant get to see the crab nebula even from a dark site. one of the reasons ime going for a bigger scope, i have a friend who as a 10" scope and you get a lot more detail in the dso's perticularly globular clusters M13 looks absolutely stunning in his 10". not that ime dissapointed with the 150p far from it. I just think it's time to upgrade< i would go for a bigger one but as i go out to a dark site i think the 10" is about all i can cope with. steve
  3. i am going for the solid tube version, as sometime on the future when ive got the funds will get the eq6 to mount it on.
  4. Thanx that was my biggest concern. My mind is made Up now, can't wait.
  5. Thanks for the replies, almost certain that's The one ime getting. I am happy with the 150p I've gotBut think a 10 inch on an equatorial mountWoulld be to big. So it's got to be a dob. Another thing it says the primary mirror is pyrex Glass. I might sound daft but would that hinder Performance any.
  6. I am thinking about getting the skywatcher skyliner 250px (Pyrex glass). As anyone got this scope let me know if it's a Good bypuy. I have never used a dob before.
  7. Hi Karlos there's a couple of us from stargazers go to a place out near kibworth it's quite dark there. If you like i could pick you up when we go. I live near aylestone are you far from there. if its clear we will be going there next weekend. Let me know if your interested steve
  8. where are you in leicester. there is a couple of us that go to a place called glooston, it's in between kibworth and market harborough we have been there a couple of times, we have also been to saddington resorvoir which is quite good but glooston, is a little better. PM me if you feel like tagging along. steve
  9. If you point your scope at vega and set the setting circles to the right coordinates, you then lock the R A setting circle whilst you are looking at vega, you wont need to lock the dec setting circle as it only moves in R A. When you look for something else you unlock the R A, then move your scope to the coordinates of whatever you are looking for then lock it again. Hope this helps steve
  10. nice pic dave I had a lot of trouble finding it with the barlow but keep trying, once you do find it it gets easier. dont it feel good to get your first picture of saturn (i know i did). steve
  11. Thanx micheal That looks a bit better. Actually I am quite pleased with it , at least you can tell what it is. Iv'e looked at a few pictures on here with a similar setup and they seem to get the same. Thought it might be something i could put right in sharpcap. They might come out a bit better when i get to a dark site, light pollution is a bit of a problem in my back garden, as it is with most people unfortunately! thanks again steve
  12. Here's my first proper attempt at saturn. I am quite pleased with the result, but why has it came out so yellow. Any help will be greatly appreciated steve
  13. Thanx mate, thats handy to know. Some nice pics in your sig, if i ever get to that standard i will be very happy steve
  14. My first attempt at a mosaic. Dont know what I have been scared of. I used 6 30 second avi's processed in registax and stitched them together in iMerge. Missed a couple of bits but that all in the learning curve, (i hope). I am happy with it for a first attempt Cant wait for the skies to clear for my next I am using a flashed spc 880
  15. HIi mate iv'e got the same setup as you, when i focus without a barlow the focuser is nearly as far as it will go to the bottom
  16. Dont know what i would say, but i wouldn't be able to print it on here
  17. Thats a gret picture. Looks like iv'e got the same set up What program did you use to stitch them together? Its something i want to have a go at, if the clouds stay away long enough steve Sorry, just read the other posts
  18. Should make the lunar 100 easier. Only go 99 to go now.
  19. It's quite easy really, but you will need a need an adapter to attach the wbcam to your telescope and a ir/uv filter(so iv'e heard).I got mine from morgans along with the webcam spc 880. Apparantly it's one of the best you can get. the hardest thing is getting focus right and playing around with the settings, but you get there in the end. You will also need a program like sharpcap or craterlet and a program called registax for stacking the avi's. Webcam Astrophotography Tutorial for Planets It might sound complicated, but dont worry it's not here is a link which should put you on the right track
  20. hi NGK I'm using a flashed spc880 with adapter and ir/uv filter, no barlow
  21. Absolutely brilliant! makes you feel like you can reach out and touch it.
  22. my first shot of the moon with webcam. I had to hurry up as the clouds were coming jJ5u3pb4.jpg
  23. now there's an idea . Have you patented that
  24. I enjoyed it and am looking forward to the next one
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