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About spikkyboy

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  1. thanks for the speedy replies. it does sound like it will suit my purpose. for now anyway!
  2. Hi all, Fairly new to all this and after some advice. I have a CPC 925 scope. I have been looking for a fairly low budget camera and have seen a really good deal on the Canon EOS 1300D with lots of spares, lenses bag etc at £329. I have che the CMOS sensor and it had the advanced one found in much more expensive cameras. I plan to do planetary and deep sky imaging. Does any body have expericance with this camera or maybe you know of a better bit of kit for similar money? Thanks in advance.
  3. Hi, I just thought that DIY observatory makers may be interested in a company that I have found. Fibre-Sports Basildon Essex. I have ordered a GRP dome in light grey 1220mm across and 610mm high. Cost a very reasonable £240 plus vat. I will collect as i am near but they do deliver and other stock sizes are available. I have a new summer house. I am going to build a flat roof dormer to house the GRP dome and cut a hols inside the full diameter. I am mounting the scope at about five feet on a concrete and steel pier which is cut through the floor of the structure and down into ground. A series of pictures and explanations will follow, weather being the stalling block as usual!
  4. Hi all, just a heads up. If any of you are looking to buy a CPC there is a brand new 925 unused in box on eBay £1300 start bid and 0 bids at moment ends monday or tuesday good luck.
  5. sorry, in reply to earlier question here is the full link. http://r.ebay.com/EzsCof
  6. thanks for the replies, have ordered and will try and post review asap, be nice to get a cloud free night. Had my CPC 9 days and not a chance to get it out yet!
  7. Hi, I wondered if anybody has experience of the chinese 2" eyepieces that are offered on eBay? 30mm super wide 6 coatings for around £50? could easily be into hundreds for a known make. seems tempting. Any opinions welcomed
  8. 900 pounds is stated i Believe. Would like to know where scope is as I can't compute the coordinates!
  9. Hi, is this now sold as I'm looking for similar? also if for sale where are you thanks
  10. Hi, I am very new to Astronomy. Recently purchased a Celestron Nester 102 SLT and am amazed at what I am seeing! I need help if somebody has knowledge of my problem. I have a Samsung NX1000 camera and would like to capture some images. I have a mounting bracket to just align the camera to the eye-piece. I have now purchased the correct T2 adaptor and T ring to mount the camera to the scope. A couple of questions here: the refractor scope has the star diagonal fitted. my camera adaptors will allow fitting directly to the scope thread or mount into the star diagonal. I cannot determine which is the correct way, I also have a Celestron x2 Barlow. whichever combination of mounting or lenses I try the camera picks up zero image. Should I use a particular mode and settings on the camera? any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated thanks.
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