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hadyn42

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About hadyn42

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    http://www.iomastronomy.org/

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Interests
    Motorbikes, Fishing and of course Astronomy
  • Location
    Isle of Man
  1. Hello Guys Thank you all for your help and comments! Starwatcher2001: Its my next big project to work on, but I don;t think I will ask the guys on here any for help etc, ha, ha. Keep well and stay safe you guys! Best regards, Hadyn - IOM
  2. Hi John. Thank you for coming back to me, with the link. The info I require is for a friend of mine who wants to use his birthday present he got from his wife ages ago for viewing the planets etc above us and also for wildlife viewing and of course he likes to see the animals etc the right way up, ha, ha. The telescope he has got is a Newtonian / Relector and its has a 6" aperture. Kind regards, Hadyn - IOM
  3. Hello Guys Can anyone please tell me is there such a thing as an "erecting eyepiece adapter" that can be used on a reflecting telescope to allow wildlife viewing etc please? Best regards, Hadyn - IOM
  4. Hello Guys You can buy one of these: https://www.firstlightoptics.com/dovetails-saddles-clamps/primaluce-lab-az-eq5-plus-puck-adapter-plate.html Also you can buy an ADM Dual saddle or a PrimuLeuce Dual saddle: https://www.firstlightoptics.com/dovetails-saddles-clamps/primaluce-lab-plus-big-dovetail-clamp-for-vixen-losmandy.html#about_this_product Adm dual saddle: https://www.firstlightoptics.com/sky-watcher-mount-accessories/adm-dual-saddle-upgrade-for-heq5-neq6-avx-zeq-ioptron.html Regards, Hadyn - IOM
  5. Very good sketch indeed Kerry. I agree with John regarding viewing the Comet through binoculars! Its a pity the weather forecast for viewing next week isn't looking too good for us islanders over here! Take care... Best regards, Hadyn - IOM
  6. Hello Kerry. So glad you got to see the Comet and you didn't need scaffolding to view it! I headed out at 1,30am this morning to meet up with my friend Mark to view Neowise and I must say it was very clear and bright indeed. I took a couple of pictures on my old Canon 600D at around 2.40am before heading back home and the clouds were surrounding the Comet, but still naked eye visible. Take care, Best regards, Hadyn
  7. A very informative and interesting talk by Gary. Looking forward to it being posted up on Youtube so that I can start and stop the video on how to maybe image and process the Sun using my Lunt 50mm. Thank you to Gary, Daz and Grant for running the show.... Best regards, Hadyn - IOM
  8. Hello Guys Just going to mention that was a notice on here a couple of days ago mentioning that there are a faulty batch of WO Flatteners out there. Best regards, Hadyn - IOM
  9. Well done Kerry, he who dares wins! Take care, Best regards, Hadyn
  10. Very entertaining talk indeed, my wife and I watched it together and she was well chuffed at the presentation as well. Very good music and video too. Thanks to Pete and of course Daz and Grant for running the show! We have been to see the stage show of "War of the World" twice on the bigger island, fantastic music and great technology! Best regards, Christina and Hadyn - Isle of Man.
  11. Hi Philj When I hold the telescope vertical with focuser end towards the ground and give the scope a sharp shake up and down I can hear the clunking of glass. As I mentioned, I think I will wait until late evening and try when its much cooler outside, does that sound like a good idea please/ Kind regards, Hadyn - IOM
  12. Hello Guys Thank you all for your answers. I think I will leave it well alone guys for the moment and check it again under cooler conditions! Kind regards, Hadyn = IOM
  13. Hello Guys I hope all of you out there are keeping safe and well. Please can someone help if possible? Today I removed the standard focuser on my ED80 and before fitting the new one I thought I would just giving the telescope tube a bit of a wipe down to remove any dirt etc on the outside. When I was turning the telescope around on my worktop I noticed a small rattle coming from front end of the tube. Bearing in mind that there were no fittings attached to the scope at the time. I really do think that the lens/lenses were loose and it did sound like glass on glass etc. Can anyone tell me is there a away to tighten the lens / lenses and if so are there are any tools out there that I could use, also can you include a link to them and of course can this job be done without having to send my telescope away please? Kind regards, Hadyn - IOM
  14. Hello Kerry Sorry to hear you are having a problem with your mount. Lets hope you get it fixed soon. Just had a quick look around on some astro sites and found that there have been a few problems with Ioptron mounts and their GPS system. Here is a link you could check out: https://www.theskysearchers.com/viewtopic.php?t=6059 Take care and best regards, Hadyn - IOM
  15. Hello IB20 You will find the telerad is a great finder for your dob and whats more its good for star hopping! You may want to consider getting a 4" riser that fits onto your Telrad which does save you bending over even more to view your targets. Have fun and clear skies...... Best regards, Hadyn - IOM
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