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Spitzie

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  1. Thanks for the advice. Tried last night without EP and prism, much better image of Jupiter and moons, would never have guessed about too much magnitication. 30sec exposure was fine with the mount, but if anything the image was slightly over exposed.
  2. Hi, Sorry if this a dumb question, but can somebody please point out what I am doing wrong. I have a Nexstar 127 SLT, with a 90 prism and Baader Hyperion Zoom EP. I align on Jupiter and the mount continues to track. I set the zoom to 24 and can the Jupiter and Io, Europa, etc so I turn the zoom to 8 and can determine the banding on Jupiter. Great everything working as expected, a very nice image. So I remove the EP and attach it my DLSR (Canon 50D)using M43-T2 and T2-EF converters. Put the EP back on the telescope, realign back on Jupiter (due to the extra weight of the camera)
  3. Thanks for the all the advice. In the end I settle for a Celestron 127SLT, 25mm and 9mm EP, 2x Barlow, moon filter and power tank. It all arrived just in time for the cloudy nights. Last night was the first clear night, that I got to sit in a freezing back garden and play with all features. Still trying to understand all the alignment options, and which is best for me. But have looked at the Moon and Jupiter (wasn't awake early enough for Saturn this morning) and even attempted a photo of the moon. I think is this going to take a lot of time to get used to things.
  4. Thanks for the advice. I think my next step will be to contact FLO and get some price on bundles for the 130P and 127SLT
  5. I have a pair of 20x80 binos, which are great for the moon but I want to see more, time for a telescope, ideal Christmas present. A quick search on Google and I selected a skywatcher 130P bundle. A deal to start i thought and if the bug bite i can buy bigger. Just a quick check on Google again ...... 4 months later, no present. So I am asking for help lost in a sea of collimation, apectures, f stops, acronyms. My questions Can the 130P see galaxies, binaries or will they fuzzy blobs? What about Mars and Neptune? I understand that I will probably need bigger, just trying to get f
  6. Spitzie

    Hello

    Thank you for the welcome
  7. Spitzie

    Hello

    Hello, I have been interested in Space for years, I can remember watching the last men walk on the Moon (so you can guess my age). I have never owned a telescope due various reasons; had the money but not time; beer; had the time, but no money; girls; neither money or time; cars; etc. However I appear to be a position to purchase a telescope (if the Household CEO grants permission) and a son who also appears to interested. So I guess like a lot of people, I have joined to ask a lot of dumb questions and hopefully explorer the cosmos with my son.
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