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Stargazer McCabe

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  1. Stargazer McCabe

    Cleaning primary mirror

    Have a read back of this entire thread... Some great suggestions within it...
  2. Stargazer McCabe

    1 1/4 inch dielectric star diagonal.

    Martin Susie and I have one of these that we don’t use very much as we tend to use our 2”diagonals instead. It’s in “as new” condition with caps and the box is available too. Let me know if it might interest. https://www.firstlightoptics.com/diagonals/william-optics-125-dura-bright-dielectric-diagonal.html Simon
  3. Stargazer McCabe

    SkySafari 6

    Worth doing... Did same and find the changes subtle but useful... Also, not sure whether 5 is receiving anymore updates. Some have said 46P position is inaccurate in 5. Whereas in 6 it is spot on...
  4. Stargazer McCabe

    2" Astronomik H-Beta Filter

    Planning on purchasing one of these shortly. So thought it worth enquiring if there's a previously owned one not getting the use it deserves ? Thanks
  5. Stargazer McCabe

    Which Deep sky/ moon atlas?

    Owen, sorry to correct you, but that’s not quite the case. The blue is the Atlas desk version. The black (or brown to some eyes) is the Atlas field version. And the pink is the new guide to accompany either Atlas. The pink guide is completely different, but complementary to the others I have all 3 versions and have just double checked... @Olli Any photos of pages, or descriptions you want, just holler... It’s one of the best atlases we own. And this is a really good guide to lunar viewing I find... Click here
  6. Stargazer McCabe

    Alien Space Craft in NGC 1333 Region?

    It was visible in other photographs on the web taken as far back as 2015 I believe... http://www.astronomersdoitinthedark.com/index.php?c=149&p=565
  7. Stargazer McCabe

    Second Telescope (Portable)

    Can't get closer to a 10" Dob's performance than this... (I have no affiliation or contact with the seller...) https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sumerian-Optics-Alkaid-10-254-mm-f-5-Dobsonian-Travel-Telescope/302982151837
  8. Stargazer McCabe

    What to expect

    @Ray02 Welcome back... I'd suggest you spend some time in the Getting started with Observing Section of the forum. It will probably answer an enormous number of the questions you have. https://stargazerslounge.com/forum/185-getting-started-with-observing/ Such as:
  9. Stargazer McCabe

    Comet 46P /Wirtanen

    See those as aspects to make it all the sweeter when you do find it
  10. Stargazer McCabe

    NASA Live: Arrival at Asteroid Bennu

    Thanks Chris, just saw your post and caught it on the link you shared.
  11. Stargazer McCabe

    Observing Comet 46P

    SkySafari was pretty accurate the other evening. My wife and I found it in 16x70 and 25x100 binoculars on Friday night. But it was towards the haze of the horizon as others have said. It's a pretty easy star hop from Tau 1 Eri or Azha... Good luck with finding it.
  12. @Alan White Alan - As you can see from my "Kit List" I have a Dob and 2 Alt/Az Mounts with Encoders. I also have both derivatives of Serge's Nexus system. A DSC and a Nexus II. All work with SkySafari. If you ever wanted to see them in action, daytime or night time, just holler... Silent easy "Push To" when required (so long as one can see 2 stars to align on). But manual finding is equally possible if one wishes to indulge one's inner Caveman...
  13. If you Enter Vixen 2.1 into the search bar there are quite a few threads that pop up with user comments...
  14. Stargazer McCabe

    Altair Sabre - Digital Setting Circles

    @JG777
  15. Stargazer McCabe

    Altair Sabre - Digital Setting Circles

    @JG777 Sorry to hear that John. That’s most unusual for Serge... Yell if you want any photos of the AYO II with the Digi bracket on it...
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