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Pete Presland

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  1. hi xmal and welcome to the forum
  2. hi ags and welcome to the forum
  3. seben there is a lot better out there in the 2nd hand market,i had one it was not anywhere near the quality of my 2nd hand helios.look on here one will come up:)
  4. hi gary and welcome to the forum
  5. hi robert and welcome to the forum
  6. hi and welcome to the forum
  7. super bino's as said previously a bit heavy to hand hold,but i do all the time to be honest.not sure i will with my new revalations 20x80
  8. have a look on here,its a great site dedicated to all thing etx! Weasner's Mighty ETX Site pete
  9. hi paul,thanks for bino's what capture programme are you using WXastroCapture is good and a moon filter will help. you will need to adjust the settings brightness,gain ect... pete
  10. thanks astro_baby will give it another tonight
  11. i used a celestron 7mm ortho,there was no doughnut just a opaque disc with a shadow of the spider on it
  12. well did the star test last night before it clouded over seemed to be a reasonable concentric airy disc as described in the superb astro baby guide but no concentric rings,all i could see was the shape of the spider. is this normal and was regulus too bright an object to use? sorry if this sounds like an obsession
  13. i will let everybody know how it goes,fingers crossed
  14. its been a long time but not many really tasco 3" refractor - 1981-1982 tasco 4 1/2" reflector - 1982-2008 sad to see it go at the time, saw halleys comet with it in 86 seben 6" reflector 2008 aaagghh dont even go there helios 6" reflector 2008 - 2009 1st proper scope no offence to the tasco celestron c8n 2009 ota still for sale at present time meade etx 125 pe 2010 1st goto :) orion hilux 10" newt 1st time out tonight !!!
  15. i think i read that same advice somwhere on somebodys website!great step by step tutorial by the way i followed it exactly-ish it certainly is better than it was! the real test comes in about 2 1/2 hours outside,but surely the only adjustment possible if the field is the primary mirror?
  16. and i thought at work i was the only person thinking that today
  17. hi micheal and welcome to the forum
  18. hi and welcome to the forum i make you right there,with the bbc showing the amount of garbage they do, its a glowing beacon!
  19. hi dan and welcome to the forum i assume viualists means no astrophotography ? it is a bit addictive!
  20. hi helmut and welcome to the forum
  21. wow ! your right there some amazing shots on there,not sure i am going to do any better with my new 10" newt there is even a section dedicated the etx scope!
  22. easy peasy lemon sqeasy it drives me mad,i am never confident i have got it right. i fitted a new focuser to my orion 10" newtonian after 1 1/2 hours i think i am close,but there is just too many things to look at through the cheshire. i am thinking of getting a laser but i have heard they are not as accurate,but it might give me an idea of how close i am.
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