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  1. Ah fab, I haven't managed to see any yet, I think it's probably just because I haven't spent enough time looking, will try again later. Is it better to look from 10pm or later? I have seen conflicting information so I'm not really sure when is best to start looking. Jo
  2. Hi Fozzie, Have you managed to see any? I have been looking every night but haven't been successful yet. Jo
  3. Ok, another question, I can see Saturn through my eyepiece but I can't pick it up with the camera?
  4. You guys are ace, I've got it working, I'm so excited I could pop, thank you
  5. Evening all, I have finally purchased a camera for my scope, this is it: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01GG2EUWO/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 However I am struggling to attach it to any of the lenses. It will slot nicely inside the barlow lenses but then I can't seem to focus on anything. I was under the impression that I could use this camera with all of my lenses but I really can't see how to attach it securely. Does anyone have any advice please? Thank you Jo
  6. It is my telescope, even though my son would like to think he owns it lol. It's a Skywatcher Explorer 130M. We have the following lenses, 10mm, 12.5mm, 20mm, a super 25 wide angle and a 2 x barlow lens, plus somthing I founf from an old scope from years ago, have no clue what magnification it is lol. We have seen a lot more detail on the moon this week, I compared it to a photo we took exactly a year ago and it was so much better. Shows that we are getting a little more experienced lol. We will have to play around with the lenses to see how much detail we can get. This is what we have got so far:
  7. Wow Stu, those are fantastic photos with a smart phone, my aim now is to achieve the same, I'll take a look at those apps. I', using a Samsung galaxy S8 and whatever my sons phone is, think he also has a Samsung. I wouldn't mind losing the moons if I could see that much detail. I have been using a 10mm lens, am I right in thinking if i add others to it, I will just keep on getting a more detailed view? Might seem like a stupid question but I am really just starting out Jo
  8. Thank you John, I had a look and what a great site that is! I have added the names of the moons to the photo, it's even more exciting knowing where the moons were situated!
  9. Thank you, my son made an attachment with his 3D printer, it slots onto the eye piece, it is great at holding the phone in place but it sometimes knocks the telescope a little when we put it on and take it off. I'll see if the one you have suggested looks a better option, although I have seen this camera which seems to have quite good reviews: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01GG2EUWO/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&psc=1
  10. Thank you Rob, we are struggling with Saturn, when we look we can get a lovely clear view of Saturn and the rings, it's actually amazing, but we can't capture a photo of it, just looks like a blob with a bulge.
  11. Thanks Karl, you're right, it is much better seeing it yourself rather than the photo. We tried that last night, well my son pointed the scope at the brightest light in the sky and it turned out that there were 3 start there, although I could only make out 2, must be my age! lol. I'll try looking at your suggestions.
  12. Evening all, I am so super excited I just had to post about it. My son and I are still learning how to use the scope properly, we have now managed to line up the red dot finder and are frequently able to view Jupiter and Saturn. We have been trying to take a photo of them (with just a smart phone as funds wont stretch to a camera at the moment), well tonight we have taken this beauty of Jupiter and her 4 moons. I know it is a bit zoomed out but we are working on how to get a closer shot. What do you think? Jo
  13. Thank you all for your advice, it's been really helpful. I will go and spend a lot more time lining up my red dot finder and stick with what I have until I get better at locating objects. Jo
  14. Hi Anton The problem is I can't seem to locate Mars through the telescope. I have lined up the red dot finder and it is fine for viewing the moon but when I try to line up to Mars I can never seem to find it. I am an absolute beginner and thought that I must need better eye pieces. It's so frustrating when I can see Mars with my naked eye but not with the telescope. Jo
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