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veteran neophyte

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    Lots! Anything science-related or in the mental health field
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  1. My apologies to members; could not find a topic for this, so I had to create one. I lost my 1.25" eyepiece adapter at a star party in September, so I needed a replacement. I looked around all the online vendors in North America (I'm Canadian), and extraordinarily, could only find two. Then I looked at FLO. I've always wanted to support them, since they support this forum. They just never had what I needed at the right time/price. Remarkably, the price was one-half the American dealer's! So I ordered the part from FLO on 14 October, and it arrived this morning, 25 October. It fits even better than the original. Thank you, FLO!
  2. Sidd, lest you be concerned about the quality of your equipment, I can tell you that I get the exact same results using a 3-6mm Nagler zoom eyepiece (it's a Televue product so you *know* it's good) on my 100mm Takahashi fluorite apochromat refractor (also clearly a high quality piece of equipment.) It's just the way optics works.
  3. Thanks for the clarification, Peter, I had not run across this article. Awesome photos! Paul
  4. TeleVue still appears to be in the business of NV ep's: http://televue.com/engine/TV3b_page.asp?id=36
  5. oops, now it's *me* who took so long! I've been in hospital, but I'll check this as soon as I get the opportunity. Very grateful for the reference, R26!
  6. Thanks R26. Would that work for real-time viewing, or only for using recorded images/videos?
  7. Wow! Those are indeed wonderful images. I'm a new user of the Revolution R2 from California (the camera, not me!). I have gotten lovely colour views of M57, the Blinking Planetary, and an OK view of the Eskimo/Clown Face. I can't see any galaxies or star clusters at all. The galaxies I suspect are just a matter of more practice, but I think the problem with star clusters is the number of really bright hot pixels on my camera. I've got 17 super bright ones, and quite a few more small ones. Does anyone have any advice for how I might deal with this issue? It's lovely to see the colours in the planetaries, but that's not my sole reason for buying this kit! Forgot to mention, I'm using a Celestron Evolution 9.25 inch SCT (so I *know* those star clusters were in the FOV, even if I couldn't see them.) From an urban location. I don't know if it was necessary, but I used a Bahtinov mask to focus before observing with the R2, and that worked a treat!
  8. Follow-up: About 40 minutes ago I set up the scope and focused on the Moon, and - lo and behold! - there was the Werner X! About a half-hour earlier than I was expecting. A very interesting sight, especially as it does appear to hover over the dark side of the terminator. I must admit though, that had I seen it years ago, I would have simply ascribed the phenomenon to the "mere" interplay of shadows on crater rims, and never given it a second thought. Still, very exciting to have seen it after hearing about it!
  9. Thank you, Centaur. I'll be giving this a try from my location this evening (Eastern Standard time zone.) Just read a fascinating article about it: http://wasociety.us/Lunar-X.pdf
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