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Steamer Phill

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  1. Not a gift someone was giving it away for free on shpock and seemed to good to pass up.
  2. Hi everyone I'm wondering if there is anyone near me (Kent,UK) who could show me some basics in using my scopes as I'm a complete novice.
  3. I did look at the focal reducer thinking it would be a good comprise before looking at getting a 2nd scope but that's for the future as I'm still struggling to get to grips with the c8. On the bright side though I checked the price of q turret set again today and they've gone back upto £259 again so feeling pretty pleased with £127 I paid ?.
  4. Thanks for the help John I decided to buy the q turret set as a good starting set as the ones that came with the scope are mostly the basic celestron ep's which I've read aren't the greatest also a copy of turn left at orion?.
  5. Thanks for advice so far, forgot to mention my scope has a 2 inch W O diagonal so would it be better to buy 2 inch eyepieces? I apologise in advance if these are silly questions but I'm very new to this but determined to get into it.
  6. Hi all, I was looking at getting myself some eyepieces and have found the baader q turret set for a good price (£127) and i was wondering if these would be a good first set of eyepieces for my c8?
  7. I'm right handed and and struggle with both at the moment lol ?
  8. Ah I was wondering if it was supposed to illuminated or not I'll have to try the led light trick and other tips thanks everyone.
  9. Yeah it's the mount I'm struggling with I get it so it's pointing north then once it's dark I can't see any of the alignment marks in the scope so I'm basically guessing where to adjust polaris to
  10. Well had a mixed result tonight I still don't seem to be able to get the scope to point in the right direction. I'm pretty sure it's the polar alignment where I'm getting it wrong. I don't seem to be able to see any of the cross hairs etc and polaris is quite faint in my back garden due to light pollution I assume. In the end I just released the locks and pointed it at Jupiter by hand and was very happy to see Jupiter and three moons ?
  11. Finally got a clear night ahead still waiting for pay day to get a dew sheild and was wondering if there are any tips to prolong the onset of dew? I was going to wait until the street lights go out then polar align the mount without scope then bring scope out when I'm ready to start alignment?
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