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Everything posted by Revilo

  1. Thanks that’s what my initial plan was going to be
  2. I was thinking of getting a 130pds and have seen the images that have been taken with it on here look really good, and it’s a lot cheaper. Just wanted to know what people’s thoughts were.
  3. Hi, Looks like a nice set of kit nice to know about the solar filter. May I ask how heavy it is if possible? ( the mount)
  4. I have realised this after reading many posts about AP haha luckily There are some decent free programs ( i hope) that I can use. Have just looked at your link, makes me want to get into it even more nice images.
  5. Hi gav, thanks I don’t want to get anything too complicated while I start out. I need to do some more research by the time I make the plunge. Will note down those other things to get . olly
  6. Hello again, ive done some thinking and I’ve decided that I want to save some funds for getting a good set up for AP as this is what I really want to do. My budget will probably be £1000-£1200 saving £50 or so every month towards the kit. ( better to do that then blow all your money and be bank rupt for the rest of the year ) Even if it takes a year or longer I know it’s going to be worth it in the long run. Anyway, I have been doing some reading on here and using Every Photon Counts ( need to re read it as I still dont understand it properly) people are saying that the HEQ5 is the bare minimum for AP. I’ve seen this on FLO https://www.firstlightoptics.com/pro-series/skywatcher-evostar-80ed-pro-heq5-pro.html which looks like a good set up or is there anything different you would recommend? I still have to get a camera which I’m most likely going to get first so this isn’t included in the budget. My primary targets is DSOs ( obviously ) I was thinking of getting the 130pds on that mount but I would like to hear you suggestions on maybe getting a different Mount or scope. I’m thinking of maybe going second hand if possible. Thanks fo the help Olly.
  7. Don’t forget the one on bbc4 at 10, not sure how good that’s going to be.
  8. That was another I was looking at didn’t know it could be used manually as well
  9. Thanks for that. I was looking and would like to get a good view of planets I was looking at the sky max 102 which was mentioned above is this better for planets than the Startravel? I prefer the az gti mount on the skymax
  10. No worries. Is this the one your talking about https://www.firstlightoptics.com/sky-watcher-az-gti-wifi/sky-watcher-skymax-102-az-gti.html
  11. Hello, ive still haven’t made a decision on what telescope to buy yet ( been very hard to decide what to get ) My Max budget is £400 if I know it’s worth the price.I’m looking for something that’s relatively simple and easy to set up. I was thinking about the 200p but I think that maybe a bit awkward for me and was looking to do some sketching so a goto Mount or something similar would help. I’ve found this scope https://www.firstlightoptics.com/az-goto/skywatcher-startravel-102-synscan-az-goto.html I was wondering if anyone has used this scope or knows more information about it than I do. Was wondering how “portable” it is and what the weight is for it. I’m looking to look at most things through the telescope but not setting my expectations too high. My skies are quite good 4/3 bortle scale. And will be storing it in a garage also will be stairs so need something easy for me to carry. And I’ll be going to a field opposite my house for better viewing. Sorry for keep asking what scope to get as you can see I’m not very good at sticking to a scope . Cheers Olly
  12. Apparently they are called bolides this sounds similar to what you just had https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bolide
  13. Haha. Was going to on have one bag on my back for eyepieces and stuff and that bag I mentioned in one and base in another ( and the torch in my Mouth?!) i was looking at golf trolleys earlier but not sure if the ota would fit on it wouldn’t be much use for me but maybe for other people.you can also get electric ones which would be handy.
  14. Hi, thanks for the reply, the bag was for storage as well maybe get a small bag for eyepieces etc. wasn’t sure about the bag for the dimensions but looks ok not sure what the quality is like . Will have a look at the bags you mentioned. The washer sounds abit of a pain haven’t heard that problem before reading other threads.
  15. Good idea about the nylon webbing was also looking at the case for storage reasons as well. Thanks for the tip.
  16. Reason I wanted a bag was so I could carry both at the same time ( not in the same bag) if possible . If I’m going to a field I don’t really want to leave the ota on it’s own even if it is a couple of minutes to walk to. It’s fine to carry both around my garden but am limited to viewing angles because of trees! But thanks for tip carrying it by its discs.
  17. (Sorry for double posting hopefully one of the mods can delete my original post) Hello all, hope you’ve all had a good week, been a few clear skies this week . In the next couple of months I’m going to be purchasing the 200p Dobsonian. And doing some research people seem to struggle carrying the ota because of how awkward it is.I was wondering if anyone has successfully put handles on it to make it easier to carry or other solutions I have found this on eBay https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Awning-Pole-Storage-Bag-Deluxe-Hardwearing-Holdall-/142422407055?_trksid=p2385738.m4383.l4275.c10 not sure if it’s the right dimensions I’ve also seen people suggest heavy duty trolleys. But I have to use stairs to get to the garden so that’s kind of out the question ( and might need to make a 2 minute walk to a field). Any help would be appreciated and also if possible to post me some images of what you’ve done. I don’t really want to drill in the ota to make holes for a handle.
  18. Thanks, needs a good clean up before I use it. The mount does seem a bit wobbly. Will give it a go be a waste to throw it out,
  19. Have just edited the op for the pictures. We have a box of eye pieces somewhere not sure how good they are.
  20. Hi all, was just going through the garage to find something and had come across my dads old Celestron telescope the ,model of the scope says it’s a 21066 wos a. The focal length is 900mm and aperture is 2.3”. Was wondering if any of you knows something about this telescope? I’m guessing it’s not that great. here’s a few pictures of it. Olly.
  21. Is that the Rosette nebula in the center? I may be completely wrong. Great pictures though !
  22. Is this what you guys are talking about? http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Motorized-Barn-Door-Tracker/
  23. Will have to have a look at how to build one. For the cameras have been looking at both cameras you’ve suggested. There was a video mentioned earlier that used deep sky stacker ( looks easy to learn?)
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