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  1. newtyng5

    SGL 2018 Pitch Plan

    On Buzzard again. Look foward to it, and meeting eveyone again. Bringing along the 11inch, plus my m8's new 16inch ES dob. Wonder what weird and wonderful questions Micheal Morris has for the quiz night.
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    I have only read great things about the WO bino's. Personally I have always wanted a pair, but it throws the weight of my scope off big time. So an extra counterbalance may be needed. Let us know how you get on with them (if you buy em).
  3. newtyng5

    Reflector vs refractor

    Also depends on if you intend to do astrophotography. If you are visual then personally I would recommend something like a 10 inch Dobsonian. Probably best views per £/$ you can get.
  4. Great scope, enjoyed the views from it the other day in Wymeswold. Amazed how pin sharp stars are in yours in comparison to my 11inch. Different focal length makes a difference. Amazing comparing M27 (Dumbell) it was amazing in my 11inch sct, looked the same in yours initially, then I noticed loads more stars, and the longer your peered, even more,truly a sight to behold.
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    Sol 6-7-2018 Ha

    Nice sol again Ibbo. Lots of opportunity the last several weeks.
  6. Also on ABS, had lots of offers (silly ones, from timewasters). So it's still available.
  7. If it's still available, I will pm you.
  8. 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. £1000 Buyer collects. Nottingham NG7 Area. Thanks
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. newtyng5

    Southern Highlands in colour 25-03-18

    Very nice image John!
  12. 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!
  13. newtyng5

    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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    Big welcome to SGL JGray.
  15. newtyng5

    SGL 2018 SP Bookings

    Look forward to it, booked Friday and Saturday.

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