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  1. Hey, I'm currently trying to find the andromeda galaxy in the sky, some said it's hard to miss it due to its size and brightness, but I can't seem to find it even when using a map. The issue is rather what can we expect to see when viewing the Andromeda Galaxy through a regular pair of binoculars? Someone got an album of images ?
  2. Yes it was the brightest thing in the sky in the evening. In fact, before I looked at this object, I saw a different star in the sky from another room, very bright. When I pointed the map towards it, it displayed Venus and Uranus, so perhaps this was venus but my compass was just broken (highly likely). Thanks this should be closed now.
  3. Need a bit of help to narrow down what I see, I've wanted to buy a telescope a year ago but a couple of things stopped that decision. Saw a strong bright glowing star in the cloudless sky so I picked up my old binoculars laying around. I appended three images, one what my phone saw, secondly the raw image, thirdly a star map pointing towards the object (center-ish). I know it feels pretty laughable for s.o with an 8" GOTO + 5 yrs of experience, but maybe we can attempt to locate the object anyway ;) IMG_20200312_191702.dng
  4. Was researching what the biggest telescope in world is and discovered this image: At the bottom the Overwhelmingly Large Telescope which Europe cancelled sadly (we are good at this, I know) instead went on to built a miserly 39m telescope. With this giant circle and light sensitivity of ~70 (hubble: 61) its interesting to know what we would've seen? Appreciate every answer, though hyperthetical images are much more appreciated •√•
  5. Oh, I think I understand it now. Thanks everyone for taking the time to reply and comment! regards
  6. I'm sorry but now I'm confused 2700mm = 2.7m Either your couch is gigantic or I completely lost touch with reality and the replies thrown in here. Please explain
  7. Always wondered what exactly is the focal length? For example 114/1000mm 114mm → Aperture 1000mm → Focal length So is the telescope a meter (in this case) long in terms of length? How would you even transport that? If that's the case why not go down a little and get a 114/650 / 114/500 which is way more portable and can even be fit into a backpack. Or is there a misunderstanding?
  8. Thanks for the site! When I was looking into astronomy and telescopes I really liked the skywatch heritage 130p telescope. After visiting the site and seeing the 130p I immediately recognized it and after a bit of research I'm most likely going with it. Link:https://www.firstlightoptics.com/beginner-telescopes/skywatcher-heritage-130p-flextube.html Will keep an eye out for sales, other sites, used one, coupons etc... to reach the aforementioned budget. Thanks everyone:)!
  9. Hi everyone! I'm looking for a telescope specifically for viewing the moon. This is due to my location (unacceptable high amount of light pollution) I have a pair of 20x50 Binoculars, which I bought from Amazon a while ago, that rather served as a small lesson (I thought I would be able to hold the binoculars with my hand perfectly stable....sure, 20x50 without a stand or any type of stabilizer....silly me) Therefore I need a telescope, zooming as far into the moon as possible with a mere 100€/$ (I know it's not a lot but it should be enough to gaze at the moon) Recommend anything, I'm very open-minded Thanks in advance!
  10. SOLVED! Late reply but better than nothing and I hope just as I have googled this issue, other's will stumble upon this somewhat flexible solution. I have found a solution today by accident to fix the binoculars issue. The fix is simple: Make sure to look for misalignments in the glass tubes. After picking up the binoculars (out of the storage room, great dust collector!) the whole piece split into two. After further examination I figured that just screwing / mounting the tube back in would solve the problem and it worked flawlessly! Sure its questionable why the tube came off in the first place and maybe I should throw it in the trash and get actual proper equipment but that's not the point. TL;DR: If you're getting the issues mentioned above with your binoculars, there's a good chance that something is loose inside (well for me at least). Hope this helps anyone stumbling across this. Have a great day and keep reaching for the stars!
  11. New from Amazon, from a legit & positive seller. https://www.amazon.de/dp/B078HK2QLG/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_R0QSBbA1PKTX0
  12. EDIT: While I'm also at it, I bought a pair of 20x50 binoculars a while ago and had a lot of fun, observing the night sky a little bit with them. The only issue is that now, after not using the bino's for a month, I see some stars like polaris (i think) twice next to each other. My mount is steady and I tried viewing with and without my pair of glasses. No difference. As if my binoculars and my brain don't connect each eye's image. Is that an issue with the binoculars or my vision? Perhaps Polaris duplicated itself over night ?? I can append a picture of the bino's or how it looks like to my eyes if necessary.
  13. Looks really interesting! But I think astrophotography will do the job as well. Kind of sad to think that humans will never see the universe in true color because of our limited eyes. Imagine what the future with A.I produced organs (eye) holds for us! giant telescopes, filters, tracking mounts and so on wouldn't be necessary. But for now I think my main question is solved thanks.
  14. Okay maybe I should also get into Astrophotography while I'm already gazing into the night sky :D. Something I have always asked myself, isn't it possible to invent (or buy) some kind of glasses that help the viewer to see colors while viewing dim objects, (or) filter light pollution to some extent, (or) make stars more visible / brighter than the surroundings? I know, sounds crazy but the first people to travel across the oceans thought the same Absolutely agree with you on that one.
  15. Which kind of telescope or Filter do I need then or is it pretty much with all small telescopes?
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