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  1. newtyng5

    Short first light 10"dob 4 May

    Very nice first light there Eastman. Enjoyed reading it. Fingers crossed, looks like it may be clear this weekend at some point, can't wait.
  2. newtyng5

    Which One?

    Hi Colin, and welcome. Seeing you are new to astronomy, perhaps it would be a good idea to get a scope to learn and enjoy the stars first. Then in time move onto astrophotography? I am purely visual as 'Floater'. Astrophotography can bump up your budget by a very large margin. Skywatcher scopes are good value money, and the 130P would be a good start, although the 130pds on a good mount would be ideal for astrophotography (although the mount will bump up the budget again). 130pds EQ3 Lots of choices, you could go down the dobsonian route (cheap and cheerful) , then branch out later into EQ mounts and astrophotography in time?. Anyway have fun, and others here will surely give you lots more ideas.
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    Southern Highlands in colour 25-03-18

    Very nice image John!
  4. I am probably stating the obvious. With unguided imaging you are going to be limited to the moon and planets (shame the planets are not very favourably placed for us in the UK at the moment), because you will be limited by exposure time. But you could definitely image some open clusters, double stars, and perhaps a few globular clusters. All the best!
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    SGL 2018 SP Bookings

    Naaa, chickened out after I saw heavy snow was forecast. Only have a cheap tent, and no EHU, so decided it was not worth it unfortunately. If I went I would probably be still there as a frozen cocoon.
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    New Member

    Big welcome to SGL JGray.
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    SGL 2018 SP Bookings

    Look forward to it, booked Friday and Saturday.
  8. newtyng5

    Hello at last!

    Welcome to SGL Andrej. Love that photo, I can almost sense that cool fresh air.
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    Newbie from Manchester

    Welcome to SGL John. Let's hope for the 10% , but it's England after all.
  10. newtyng5

    Eyepiece for frac

    Hi Steve, the eyepieces you have should be sufficient. But you could try a Baader Hyperion eyepiece, they are pretty good value, and decent eyepieces. FLO- Baader Hyperion
  11. newtyng5

    SGL 2018 - Save the Dates!

    Look forward to it also.
  12. newtyng5

    SGL Mini Spring Star Party

    I booked for Kielder back in October. And it's on the same dates . Shame I woulda loved to have gone, the last SGL was Proper Bo! Have fun , and see you all in October.
  13. Skywatcher 14” FlexTube Dobsonian GOTO with extras Skywatcher Skyliner 350P 14" F/4.5 FlexTube GOTO for sale. Comes with : Skywatcher PowerTank 17Ah. Heater strip on the secondary mirror. does NOT come with the Dew Controller. Telrad Finder and Telrad Riser Base. Skywatcher 9x50 Finderscope 25mmSkywatcher Super Plossl eyepiece Skywatcher 2x Barlow lens. Dual-Speed 2" Crayford Focuser with 1.25" adapter Astrozap light shroud for Skywatcher FlexTube Cheshire Collimating Eyepiece Laser Collimating Eyepiece. this a big scope with great views. can be used as a goto or a push to scope. in excellent condition. The scope can be assembled and disassembled in about 10 minutes or so. £1250 Buyer collects. Nottingham Area. Thanks EDIT: Decided to put a reason why I am selling this scope. It's been a fabulous scope (some of you folks may have seen it at the last SGL star party). But fitting this and my 11" sct in the car is a massive squeeze (I did have a 9.25 at SGL and just managed it, with the tents and stuff). So I have decided regrettably to sell. More images can be arranged, and by all means come and view it (no obligation).
  14. newtyng5

    SGL2017 Picture thread

    Oh dear, this could be the start of a new trend. Artesky are probably looking at this thread. Dobsonian covers 'can also be used to subdue your other half for several hours' . Imagine the sales I am joking of course > eeek Happy Christmas all, and I look forward to the next SGL star party
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    SGL2017 Picture thread

    The secret is out! edit: oops

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