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About Olli

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    Astronomy,Cosmology,Astrophysics ( even if I don’t understand most of it!) Guitar, Piano,Reading,Football,Drawing
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  1. Olli

    Viewing not great on mars

    Thanks John, it was my first time seeing it in the summer and glad i managed to get a look the viewing was much better then ( obviously ) . Can see all the planets clearly from my garden so will try and get another look in when its clear again. As mentioned to stu just glad i saw it again before it disappears for the winter.
  2. Olli

    Viewing not great on mars

    Thanks stu once i concentrated abit harder on it i did see some dark shading but was difficult. Shame but glad i managed to get a view of it anyways always like looking at mars just glad it wasnt only me
  3. Hi all I managed to finally use my dob for the first time yesterday and im quite impressed with it viewing the moon with the 8mm was like i was flying past it and saw great detail on saturn first time seeing the casini division and one moon i think. However when looking at mars it was just a blury blob and not much detail but when viewing with my 130p in the summer i could just make out the polar caps and some surface detail. I was just wondering if anyone else has had trouble viewing the red planet or it was just me. I thought it was maybe the storm but thought it would be clearer by now? Anyway thanks in advanced
  4. just had a quick look as well was impressed of saturns view mars not so much hopefully a bit later on.
  5. Hi all, I have jusst tried to colimate my scope and adjusted the primary mirror. I just wanted to know how close it is to being colimated or if i am off still. I have tried to take a clear enough photo. Thanks in advanced
  6. Wonder and bewilderment
  7. Thanks for the help. The base finally arrived today so now just have to wait for good weather and see what its like
  8. Olli

    What did the postman bring?

    An ES UHC and O-III filter and also the other day my new 8 inch dob
  9. Hi Thanks for the advice i saw a thread earlier about a waterbut does seem like a good idea
  10. Hi, Yes i knew the telrad didnt magnify ill have a look at the 90 degree one thank you.
  11. Olli

    COMPLETED - COMPLETED 8mm bst starguider.

    Payment pending.
  12. Looking for a 8mm bst starguider eyepiece. Let me know if you have one for sale.
  13. Hi all, Yesterday i had my new 200p dob delivered from flo ( but came with the wrong base ) i was just wondering what do people use as a finder scope as ive heard the original one is somewhat awkward to use.i was looking at a telrad but im not sure how you fit it to the scope. Does it fit where the finder scope goes? Or do i get this instead https://www.firstlightoptics.com/finders/skywatcher-9x50-right-angled-erecting-finderscope.html Also i was looking at the bob knobs are these the right ones to use https://www.firstlightoptics.com/bobs-knobs-collimation/bobs-knobs-celestron-sky-watcher-newtonian-collimation-knobs.html ? Thanks for the help.
  14. Olli

    What's Your Favorite Object?

    Moon,Mars and the Leo Triplet for me.

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