Jump to content

Stargazers Lounge Uses Cookies

Like most websites, SGL uses cookies in order to deliver a secure, personalised service, to provide social media functions and to analyse our traffic. Continued use of SGL indicates your acceptance of our cookie policy.



Advanced Members
  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


LukeSkywatcher last won the day on August 31

LukeSkywatcher had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

11,048 Excellent

About LukeSkywatcher

  • Rank
    Hyper Giant

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    County Kildare,Ireland.
  1. LukeSkywatcher

    What did the postman bring?

  2. I have had two Celestron 7Ah. If it hasnt been used or charged in 3 or 4 yrs...........forget it. It will be as dead as the DoDo. Same rule applies to any power tank, you have to maintain them even if not used...............or else they dry up and die. Ive now got a Skywatcher 17 ah. It has AM/FM radio on it, red light/white torch and a siren (if im ever assaulted by pesky hedgehogs)
  3. LukeSkywatcher

    Top 3 criteria for choosing an eyepiece

  4. LukeSkywatcher

    Minimalist Eyepiece Set

    I think the only 3 EP's anyone needs (in any brand) is an 8,15 and 30-32mm (high,medium and low).
  5. LukeSkywatcher

    Celestron Nexstar 4SE

    "I think short-exposure planetary photogaphy would work better, but I never tried that!". Yes, multiple short exposures and then stacked with something like DDS will work better than a single exposure.
  6. LukeSkywatcher

    Show me your eyepiece cases

    Here's mine:
  7. LukeSkywatcher

    S@N Moon map

    I could do with a Moon map. I'll watch out for it.
  8. LukeSkywatcher

    Celestron Nexstar 4SE

    (oh man, now you've got me tempted to see what max times I can get with an alt/az. Challenge accepted! hehehe...) It would be very interesting to see how long of an exposure is possible on a Go-To/tracking scope such as the SE range before things start to look silly and rubbish. I vaguely remember hearing something like 4 mins (single exposure) . Dont quote me on that.
  9. LukeSkywatcher

    Herschel Wedge: 1.25" or 2"

    The 1.25" will be fine. The 2" is more expensive. Ive used my 1.25" HW with a 70mm refrac with great results. Ive since upgraded the frac to a Bresser 102 AR xs.........but also bought a Ha Quark.
  10. LukeSkywatcher

    Deep space scope recommendations

    Its always nice spending other peoples money. But seriously, the 8se is getting a big up on this thread. That doesnt happen often.
  11. LukeSkywatcher

    Deep space scope recommendations

    Judging by the OP's pic.............he looks like a big strapping fella, while his wife looks small and petite. Im sure he could manage to take an 8,10" Dob outside for his wife. May even got into observing himself.
  12. LukeSkywatcher

    Deep space scope recommendations

    Dobs are always worth considering because you get a lot of aperture for a low cost.
  13. LukeSkywatcher

    Deep space scope recommendations

    I have the 8se and i also move the mount and scope as one piece. Then the tripod separately. Im in a wheelchair, so if i can do it, almost anyone can.
  14. LukeSkywatcher

    What Would Be Your Answer To This Question?

    Astronomy is something I've done since I was 6 years old. I done remember life without it. It's played a big part in making me the person I am today.
  15. LukeSkywatcher

    Planet 9? Is it real?

    The 9th planet is Pluto. See..............its right there:

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.