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  1. Black with... clouds! Need a new weatherman.
  2. Weatherpeople here says clear tonight, no moon, day off tomorrow, wife visiting father in law. It will never be more perfect. I'm ready.
  3. ...and stop sending us nude selfies.
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    Planets in alignment

    Oh no! 'End Of The World' time. Again.
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    New Horizons, Only 100 days from Pluto.

    Clearly something is written across the dwarfplanet. Perhaps the spaceballs were already there? No really it's amazing nasa now gets so close after so many years.
  6. My thoughts as well. Such a scope would surely have some historical value today. But as you say - not many of us have a lorry in that age.
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    What's this?

    We need a drawing perhaps
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    Jupiter and how to improve.

    Hi Congrats on your new scope. A barlow lens affect the focal length of your score. I imagine your dob has a focal lenght of 1200mm? In that case a x2 barlow makes it 2400mm. So with no barlow your 10mm eyepiece gives a magnification of 1200/10=120x If you include a x2 barlow you get 2400/10=240x Some claim that a good barlow will not degrade the image - others claim each additional piece of glass is a bad thing. I guess in the end its down to personal taste. A barlow is at least a cheap way to increase the options you have with your eyepieces. Jupiter wlll be bigger - but perhaps not better. Much depends on seeing. You don't write if its a manual or goto dob. Tracking manually with high magnification can be a frustrating experience as the object will leave your field of view quite rapidly. Hope you get some good nights out.
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    What's My Paramount doing?

    A - Ghost in the machine. B - Your wife is messing with you. Kind regards and good luck!
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    Walked the dog around 7:30 CET and was lucky to spot seven in about half an hour. Amazingly no clouds tonight. Best of luck to all of you.
  12. Perhaps a longshot but - dew on the secondary? Hope you find a solution and get some good views.
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    Your Favorite 3 Telescopes ???

    Your solar images are amazing. My three favorite scopes haven't arrived in my life yet I think.
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    Vixen 80m custom

    I always wondered about the huge price difference between the 1.25" and 2" versions but if the 2" focuser is so good then it's perhaps pointless to buy the cheaper 1.25" version and replace the focuser? Regards
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    Explore Scientifics 12" dob

    Splitting hairs perhaps but the label doesn't really say who made the mirror. Apart from this I really like the design of this thing.

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