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Everything posted by gazmass

  1. What about a zoom eyepiece. i brought a televue 8-24 and used it more than my eyepiece set. sky at night did a review on them and the meade one came out on top. although not sure if it maybe a little heavy Sent from my GT-I9100P using Tapatalk
  2. Thanks found some eyepiece on there that i will get. think I will get a baader hyperion 5mm a televue 20mm and a meade 5000 40mm
  3. My thoughts exactly. I do not post that often as I do not think I am anywhere as knowledgeable as people on hear. But I do read the posts to learn. Most of my posts tend to be questions but even then I just search through old posts. Although I also know that what ever you do will upset someone. So I leave it to you.
  4. Just wondering if anyone used it with a scope. Just seemed a random thing to get with it.
  5. When I brought my telescope I got this camera with it. I have no idea if it is any good or is it out of date? It says it is black and white and looks brand new. So does anyone know anything about this camera? Thanks
  6. I just kept thinking they will turn up soon must be in a box I have not looked in. The annoying thing is it is all my expensive eyepieces that are missing! Going to try that site think there are a few that look interesting. The US is so much cheaper! I am thinking of a panoptic or something with a real wide field and another eyepiece to look at the planets
  7. Next month I have family coming over from the US and they are happy to bring me some eyepieces. But I can not make my mind up which ones to buy. I have a Celestron C8 SGT XLT scope. The eyepieces that I currently own are a moonfish 30mm 80 2inch, a revelation set with a 9, 12,15,20,32mm, meade 4000 6.4 a televue 2inch big barlow, a televue 8-24mm zoom. Now I do have a radian 8mm and Meade 5000 20mm 1.25 inch Eyepiece which I have lost in moving house so i want to avoid these as they may turn up. I enjoy viewing everything so what ever you think are the best deals I can get and if possible maybe some sites if you get eyepieces over there. Also I have no problem with second hand Thanks so much
  8. So what sites do people use? I have some family coming over from the US and they said if I post it to them they will bring it over but no idea what are good sites there
  9. Been looking for this kind of thing for ages! Thanks for sharing
  10. I am 28 and got my first telescope about three years ago. When I became interested I can not remember I always wanted a scope and loved astronomy but can not remember when it started
  11. I get it for working 16 hour shifts on Christmas and boxing day and new year. So my christmas will be spent outside freezing cold, staying in hotels. But hoping it will be worth it for a scope!
  12. How much would that one be worth if it was new do you think? I am really looking forward to it although it will me the scope will be worth more than my car and normal scope! Hope it does not go
  13. My first was the 150p and it was great. If you get it it will not let you down and is able to show saturn rings edge on which i saw. If you can have a look to see if there are any shops near you just to see them both. May help your choice. But i think that both scopes will please you
  14. No way will I want to miss it. Started to look up the Lunt scopes, and will wait little so I can get a good one. Although there are so many options I am unsure what to get added. Although I am awful at trying to wait with Astronomy stuff I just get too excited!!! I have seen one on astrobuy and sell but it is £2000 not sure how much it is worth.
  15. I go to Walsall astronomical society. It is every Thursday and they have talks on and people willing to help. If that is close to you? I think a few people share cars to get there. If you are near me I can take you
  16. If you think that it is better for me to save up a little longer and buy the lunt 60 then that is what i will do. I do not mind waiting longer just want to get one for the transit. Although not sure which one to get. Should I just use my normal telescope stand?
  17. Cheers I brought it from ebay, I bid on it expecting it to shoot up in price as others bidded but it never happened! I was the only bidder. But the difference on using it in dark skies to here is just amazing. Was not expecting it to be as good as it was.
  18. Thanks, hope my eyepieces turn up soon too!!!
  19. I have been looking at the Lunt, but like I say I do not know which one to get. I thought the views on here, to see which people found better and why. I have looked though a PST but it was cloudy at the time (at a show) so I could not judge it. Where I live there is no Astronomy shops so I can not go and compare them. But i am glad that you told me I could add to it to make a double stacked I did not know that. The transit of Venus is one of reasons that I am getting it this year rather than later on. Looking forward to seeing it. All I am thinking is I would rather buy one that would last rather than it be ok for a bit then me want to upgrade and have to save up all over again. Although I think I would be looking under 1000
  20. Sorry if this is in the wrong area but I was not sure and thought this was the safe bet. So please feel free to move this if it is wrong This Christmas I am thinking of buying myself a solar scope with some of my Christmas bonus. The question is which one should I get? I have not looked at any before and so have no idea. Also I do not mind paying a bit more if I get one which I will not have to upgrade. I was looking at the Coronado double-stacked PST which is about £900 as it was recommended by sky at night. Although the normal one is about £450 and is still highly rated. So is it worth the extra? Or am I missing another good scope? Guess my question is what would you go for? Thanks for your help
  21. Hi I am Gareth and live near Walsall. I have been a member on here for a little bit but normally just look at what other people write, as people here have much more knowledge on here than me. I am 28 and I have a C8 SGT XLT which is my second scope. At the moment I have not done too much observing due to the fact I lost all my eyepieces in moving house! So now I am slowly buying them back, although trying not to buy the same ones as I still think they will turn up. I am currently considering buying a solar scope although not sure which one. When not working I do go to Walsall Astronomical Society which has really helped me. Hope to hear from you all Gareth
  22. So do you think i should get this instead? Is it the same one? I went for the moonfish as it won sky at night
  23. why not look in the second hand items? You know full well the people on here will have taken good care of their kit and you can get it at half the price! From what i read you can not go wrong with the televue and there are loads going cheap!
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