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  1. Hi all, Had my first chance to use my telescope on Friday night. I was blown away with the quality of the viewing. As this is my first real foray into astronomy I couldn't be happier. Here are some images I managed to get with my phone, using the nightcap pro app. Next on the list is a variable filter so I can get some shots of the detail on Jupiter.
  2. Thanks for all the suggestions, I had been thinking about the zoom eyepieces as well as they cover a really broad spectrum of focal lengths. Dew shield is pretty much a must then. Food for thought, I will maybe just order the 32mm plossl at the same time as the telescope and leave the 7mm for a later day. It is the old orange street lights that are present around my area so think I may benefit from the LPR filter, but now I am confused having read about the UHC filter? Would the UHC be more beneficial?
  3. Hi all, any help will be most appreciated. I have just about set my mind on the Skymax 127 Mak Goto telescope. Now that decision is finished I wish to turn my attention to eyepieces. I know the Skymax comes with a 10mm and 25mm and also a 2x barlow. I am considering another two eyepieces and two filters at the moment and would love some advice. The parts I am looking at are: Skywatcher UWA Planetary Eyepiece in 7mm focal length Skywatcher SP Plossl eyepiece in 32mm Also the Skywatcher variable polarising moon filter and the Skywatcher light polution filter Does this sound like a good range of eyepieces or are there others I should be looking at? Also what is the shortest focal length of eyepiece you would reccommend? Kind regards Raymond
  4. Raymie440

    Newbie Hello!

    Thanks for the welcome! I think I have settled on the Skymax 127 Mak Goto. My reasons for this are, the mantra that I kept hearing of the best telescope is the one that gets used the most and I feel the relative simplicity of this telescope will mean it gets used alot and can be taken into the wilds of Scotland with me. I am probably mainly going to look at the planets and moon, with the odd DSO. I feel if I really get into it I can then add a larger newtonian reflector at a later date.
  5. Raymie440

    Newbie Hello!

    Hi all, newbie from Glasgow. Have been lurking on the forum for a few weeks to gain information about my telescope purchase. Thought it was time to join the forum, getting excited about making my first real purchase.
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