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  1. Herschel Wedge - does size matter?

    1.25 is suitable for refractors up to 100mm - 2" model is for up to 150mm So , in short , it`s different sizes for different size refractors
  2. Show us your set up in action at night.

    The set up from a couple of nights ago - trying out Baader Binoviewers on the Moon in the 200P for the first time In short , my jaw hit the ground at the 3D , HD Moonwalk experience - these things really should be renamed " Moonwalkers " Using a couple of lightweight MA eps because it was on an ST80 beforehand Had to use a 1.5 x lens cell from a Celestron Barlow to get focus
  3. Great catch , John - I seen the Lunar X and V for the first time last night Using the near by Theophilus crater as a guide , the X would seem to be around 100km across
  4. Same here - just now because of cloud cover earlier πŸ‘
  5. Just been trying it now ... trust me to be a day out πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
  6. First Sun Spots seen today

    I thought they were dust in the diagonal , then changed diagonal and could still see them ... also tried different lenses to make sure as well . Over the moon to see them - over the last few weeks it's just been a featureless white ball of light - then today I see four at once 😊
  7. Afternoon all , Just seen my very Sun spots today ... This was the inner dialogue beforehand : " Oh , Sun's out , try the filter again ... what's the point , it's just white light ... try anyway " It definitely pays to keep trying Counted four in total at Northwest quadrant Here is the simple set up - ST80 and you can see the rest in the photo
  8. Dob's epic first night under dark skies

    Very good report , Neil - I’m envious of the seeing the spiral arms and dust lanes for the first time - hope to do this myself soon as well πŸ‘
  9. I got great results last night on Jupiter with my 127 Mak and binoviewers - probably the best view yet πŸ‘πŸΌ
  10. Just noticed this ad when browsing through eBay Run-of-the-mill starter scope but with a 5 Grand delivery charge Obviously , the eBayer has made a blunder - if someone buys the item before checking P&P , they might get a bit of a shock https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/telecscope-F700-76AZ-Telescope/282914781402?hash=item41df08f8da:g:sQIAAOSwNaRax-ub
  11. 18" trawling for galaxies in Coma Berenices

    Yes , it helps very much , thank you - 16 inch would probably be unmanageable size wise at this stage - plus I think there's a big jump in price between 14/16 ... bigger than 12/14 Even if I could see the faintest wisp of galaxy detail ( the bigger and brighter ones ) dust lanes and spiral arms it would be well worth the upgrade - as a big fan of globulars , those too should be much better ... I will always hold on to the 8" with the new Dob πŸ‘
  12. 18" trawling for galaxies in Coma Berenices

    I know what you mean , but 14" has to be the maximum to get the base from the garage and through the garden gate πŸ€”
  13. 18" trawling for galaxies in Coma Berenices

    Very interesting report and link , Stephan - I'm in a bit of a dilemma about my next DOB - I have saved for a 12 inch and then found that the 14 inch SkyWatcher collapsable DOB ( the next non goto model up ) is just a couple of hundred more - is the extra weight and size ( maneuverability issues around the back garden ) going to be a problem ? This question is wide open to anyone else who reads it and has advice to offer .
  14. 9 April - A double spot is born! (Ha)

    Can any of these features be seen through a Baader Astrozap filter ? If so , at what sort of magnification πŸ€” PS If you got a big filter for an 8 inch dob would that help in seeing sun spots , etc.
  15. Hello from Granada Hills California

    Welcome to SGL That glare you mention seems to be just reflected light from inside a Crater πŸ‘πŸΌ