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  1. Hello there, If i were you, i would consider upgrading my mount with the go to upgrade kit rather than buying a whole new set-up, if what i really need is a go-to feature of course. Regarding your scope, my opinion is exactly the same as Peter above. Greetings from Greece, Kyriakos
  2. I can't wait to see the result after the processing and stacking. Hope you will be kind enough to share it with us. Greetings from Greece, Kyriakos.
  3. So, an old astronomy friend of mine decided to purchase the Opticstar 4.7mm 87 degrees eyepiece as soon as he saw the price of it, and, as you may have guessed, i tried it on my Newtonian the next day it was delivered. Since i could not decide which one was better for me, i had a few observing sessions with it during the summer. The eyepiece gave sharp images of Saturn, Jupiter and Mars, moist and temperature allowed (Sometimes nearly 30 degrees C at night). The problem i spotted, was that in bright targets such as the planets, small reflection of the planet is visible, bearable, but still annoying. Nevertheless, it never happened when i observed the moon. In addition, i found out that the eyepiece darkens the field around the target, which was good if you observe the planets, but not so good for DSO, such as clusters. Anyway, thought i should let you know about it. Greetings from Greece, Kyriakos
  4. Me too, but nothing relevant with the eyepieces. There are some discussions here about the shop, though. Do they really offer free shipping to Europe and UK? That is what i understood from their site.
  5. Actually, this is the first time i encounter these eyepieces. They look familiar indeed and they are a little less expensive than the ES. Is there anyone who can give some more information about them?
  6. Thank you both for your responses. I am really glad i am part of this great community. The vixen SLV eyepieces did not came up in my investigation, even though i read about them in astronomy books. It will be considered, but do you think it will give better views than an ES or a televue eyepiece?
  7. Thank you for your reply, I read very good reviews about them as well. In fact this was my alternative, i.e. the televue 5mm, but i thought, since ES are less expensive with bigger fov it would be more clever buying one with a bigger fov. Let me ask something and excuse my ignorance in this. By saying optimised for planetary use, you mean that this eyepiece will not perform the same for dso?
  8. Greetings and salutations, I am an owner of a skywatcher 200/1000 PDS and recently i started questioning myself about buying an eyepiece for planetary observations, especially Jupiter, Saturn and Mars, since this July, Mars will be closest to earth and observation will be easier. I currently own a 28 mm eyepiece which came with the telescope, a 15mm celestron omni and a 10 mm X-Cel, with a 2.5 celestron Ultima barlow. My primary thoughts, were either a 4.7 mm explore scientific 82 fov or a 6.7 ES 82 fov, but i really want your advice and point of view in this, since i am relatively new to astronomy, only 1.5 years. From a little investigation, i found that televue eyepieces are really perfect for planetary observations, among others, but their cost is really high, especially when one can buy 2 really good eyepieces for the price of a televue nagler. Thank you in advance for your replies and clear skies to all!
  9. Hello there and i hope you'll enjoy your new telescope. First try to use the 20 or 28 mm eyepiece, depending on what kind of eyepiece came with you telescope. If the large eyepiece with the focuser adjustments gives you blurry images, make sure the telescope mirrors are aligned properly (Collimation). Greetings from Greece and clear skies, Kyriakos
  10. Amazing photos and great work there, May i ask, did you use DSS to stack the photos? Additionally, which solar filter did you use to capture the eclipse? Thanks for sharing and clear skies. Kyriakos
  11. Hello and welcome to the beautiful world of astronomy. A good start is buying and reading a good book, you will really learn lot of different and interesting things you may not know. Also, if you haven't already, try to observe through a pair of binoculars first. It really helped me understand about aperture, magnification and field of view. The telescope you mention above is a good telescope for start, it will reveal many targets in the night sky. The aperture is the key for picking a telescope, because of the light gathered. Bigger aperture means more light gathering. Keep in mind that the "zoom" is not a feature of the telescope, but of the eyepieces. All that in my humble opinion. Hope i helped. Clear Skies, Kyriakos
  12. Breathtaking images, the moon through the clouds is astonishing! Gongrats! Clear Skies, Kyriakos
  13. Hello, Probably there will be more experienced people than me to answer your question, but i will give you my humble opinion. The camera is not the problem, capturing stars and nebulae, i believe the problem is exposure. Try longer exposures and adjust the ISO accordingly. Experimenting with the exposures and ISOs will eventually lead you to desirable outcome. Clear Skies, Kyriakos
  14. The only disadvantage with the build is, that in case of setting the telescope out in the field on no solid ground (tiles, cement), the leveling feet will submerge into the ground. t The same problem i had a moist night with my tripod. The result was bad leveling of the telescope with valuable time lost from the observation. Just a heads up. Nevertheless, your idea and build is really smart. When i have the time (and sources) i will try building something like this. Kyriakos
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