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Mr trick

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  1. Thanks for that. I will see if anyone at local astronomy club can help. If not I will send off for service if possible. If not I'll just use at seized setting. Sounds like a iffy design problem. My seller kept everything absolutely immaculate, not a mark on anything. He said it just jammed first time he used it. Shortly after his purchase they had a baby and that then took all his time and he didn't send it back . Shame but one of them things. I have heard that baader do quality products? Reading the links you sent and finding out badder won't help out (in many cases) makes me reluctant to purchase any more of their products. Thanks again for your help
  2. Hi guys OK purchase a lovely set up yesterday hence the clouds haha One of the extras in the deal was a baader Hyperion zoom. The seller did tell me about this fault. The zoom lense is stuck! It moves between 8 and ten but then feels jammed. Seller only used the complete set up 3 times and everything is like new. Any ideas or should I just send this back to manufacturers for service? The package I purchased includes Skywatcher mak127 (with soft case) Eq5 pro with synscan Various camera attachment Barlows Filters Dew sheild Power supply (mains) Angle finder And loads of other little bits I have no idea about haha Cheers for any hep Ps seller Recons the lense is awesome and usable on setting 8. But it would be lovely to have it working properly.
  3. Thanks for your reply. Obviously I don't know anything about these mounts. But I'm keen to learn. IV got my eye on a eq5 pro with goto and a 127mak . I'm just checking before I jump in ha How long does it take to set this mount up? I'm actually leaning more towards a grab and go scope for learning as I feel I could set up in minute's and grab that valuable 30 mins use. I think it's mainly due to our amazing UK weather that the grab and go might suit better??? Cheers for ya help
  4. Probably a silly question? Can you set up an eq mount if you can't see the North Star from your garden due to buildings and tree's? Ta
  5. Hi guys IV been pondering setup's and still deep down I know that I will use a small quick to set up scope more than a large scope that needs power etc. Has anybody got any experience with that small vixen vmc110 and the porta 2 mount? IV been looking at various maks and mounts. I know this hasn't got the focal length or aperture but it's light weight and less prone to dew. Any advice very welcome. Thanks In advance
  6. it was the lunar orbiter's images I found that were taken from I think ,approx 31 miles away ,from lunar surface and much newer camera's/optics than 20 year old spy satellite I would imagine? I thought if I could see the rover, I could try and work out general scale, similar to looking at satellite images of earth Some of the photos I have seen so far on this site are absolutely mind blowing! Some taken with iPhone! I'm just having issues understanding the scale of images I am seeing. Observing images of a crater and I can't tell if it's 1m wide or 1000m wide.
  7. Hi just wondering if this is still for sale? Kind regards Paul
  8. Ok IV been googling, no more physics questions from me haha Think I need to enroll on a course. Wish I'd gone to a better school haha
  9. To be totally honest , I don't understand how people fly in a vacuum at all . If there is no atmosphere , what does the jet engine push off?
  10. Thanks for replying I'm just extremely interested and enjoying learning a new topic. I'm amazed by the skill set of everyone on here and taken back by the help I'm getting. I have heard things said about our moon that it's easier to pretend it's not there than explain it? This is enough to start my mind asking all sorts of questions. If we could read newspaper print or read a numberplate from 35k miles out in orbit ! Looking back through the same atmosphere that hinders all ground based astronomy. Why can't nasa or other agencies with satellites, telescope's and even Luna orbiter's see closer in ,on Apollo landing site with only unpolluted, clear space ??
  11. Thanks for replying. The images from the lro on Apollo landing site tho , surly they would have better zoom?? I'm assuming very little atmosphere compared to earth . It's so confusing haha
  12. I haven't bought any equipment yet. Purchased so far books , magazine's and a planisphere. I have a small pair of binoculars for now. Definitely need to learn alot before any nice shiny toys are aquired. Was looking at a mak127 but much more research is required
  13. I'm getting more and more confused haha So we have satellites with cameras that can zoom right in to minute detail on our earth!? I'm sure many years ago they boasted they could read newspaper print from orbit!? (I may be completely wrong here) IV just googled lro images of Apollo landing site and it's still quite a long way off what I would have expected. I think my lifelong perspective of distance to the moon is way off the mark. I assumed once in orbit with no atmosphere to hinder optics we could see better looking out rather than back in through our atmosphere. The learning curve on this subject is big haha
  14. Amazing pics, simply stunning. Can't believe all my life IV been fascinated by what's above us but not started learning till now.
  15. Thanks for the replies Pics with an iPhone!!!! Wow I think I used the wrong words eg detail! It would help if I could work out scale on the moon , so for example if there were for a Boeing 747 on the moon , could you see it with an amature telescope set up?? Apologies for the example, just the first thing I thought of ha.
  16. Hi guys So I'm still pondering equipment and learning as much as possible. Turn left at Orion just landed from Amazon and I'm watching utube constantly. What setup's are people using to view the moon in such detail? Some videos I can tell it's a telescope other videos they are studying photos. Also from the very best amature telescopes, what sort of scale can you actually see down to? I was watching moon anomalies videos as the player was on automatic. Blown away by the detail level they are viewing at. So many questions ? Haha I just can't turn my mind off!
  17. Hi guys After my first post today , I was taken back with the help and advice I received . Thanks again. It made me want to share something back to you all that may just make you more comfortable on these cold evenings and mornings. I go fishing and camping in the lake District and Scotland mainly in the winter. Often for 4 or 5 days at a time. I think astronomy will compliment my hobbies perfectly. Most of you are probably aware of these tips but maybe someone out there may benefit?? I won't bore you with clothing and layering as this is common knowledge however disposable handwarmers stashed in inside pockets are very good. Zippo handwarmers can be had for bargain money. These are very effective and very cheap to run. (Cheaper versions also available) The best tip I have is a small gas camping stove , small pan and hot water bottle. This combination with one portion of water that can be reheated over and over again is my absolute must for staying absolutely toasty warm. We share the hot water bottle passing it round to put inside our costs or even on top of our boots if feet get to cold. The other good thing about carrying these items is fresh tea, hot chocolate and soup (always nicest fresh) Hope this helps sombody out there! Thanks again everyone
  18. Wow guys thanks for all your help. Definitely a lot to think about haha. I think I'm more confused than ever. The reason I wanted to keep it simple was just that grab and go advantage. If I get a goto mount and power runs out, does that make the scope unusable? I am often out for 3-4 days sometimes more! The equipment mount with the add on goto motor now sounds more attractive. I take it its very difficult to track small objects without computer aid? And there is me thinking all I had to sort after this was filters and lenses haha I am thinking it's probably best to get down to a club and maybe one of the better stores (like the sponser) Are there any stores in North West? Thanks again everyone for your input. You make this incredibly complex subject much easier for the likes of me ?
  19. I have only looked at skywatcher az4 mount as it looked the most simple!
  20. Hi thanks for your reply I will only be observing for now, so no photography. The 127mak got good reviews for a cheap,small scope. If I had the right location I would have picked a big DOB. It is my first scope. I don't really have a dark site sorted yet, but I do know places to me locally. When I go camping, fishing it's usually 2 hour drive minimum. I go lake District, Scotland and Ireland. I will need to source protective tough case as well .
  21. Hi folks IV been getting so much info of this site, it's amazing. Thank you all. I'm a complete novice, getting into astronomy after looking through a mates cheap celestron first scope and well too be frank it blew me away! My son is also very keen to learn. I'm very excited as this hobby will compliment my other hobbies of fishing and camping. All my viewing will be done away from home due to light pollution, tree's and buildings, so portability is definitely key. I decided that a mak127 will probably be a good choice as my main interest for now will be solar and planetary. My question is regarding mounts. I want easy and quick but quality and stability. Another friend recon's I need goto? He may be right but that means lots more gear to carry and buy. I'm confused ! When I used the celestron I just lined it up to the moon with no problems also looked at Mars and Venus , I think? Haha. This setup I used had definitely not been set up properly and he had no idea on using it .Tracking the objects was no problem as I quickly worked out the dials. Thanks for any replies in advance Back to eBay looking for bargains now haha
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