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  1. Cheers lenscap,i reckon the chimney was a quarter to half a mile away was ok with eye pieces but whenninhad a look with the barlow on the 25mm and 10 mm it wouldnt focus ,just took the scope outside to cool down will go out in 30 mins and have a little play,many thanks for your help much appreciated.
  2. Hi all and i apologise for my ignoranceand total lack of knowledge. I recently bought a Barlow lense to use on my skywatcher 200 dob,i was aligning my finder scope today as im on holiday in suffolk i thought i would slip the barlow lense in and have a look,i used a25mm lense and i could not get a chimney stack into focus it waz slight double vision and blury,could it be it was to close,or is it that thw Barlow is not comparible with my scope,hopefully i might get some clear skys tonight,thanks in advance everyone.
  3. Im off to suffolk on monday for 4 nights staying in a kog cabin taking my dob with me,i bought my first eyepice last week havent had a chance to use it yet lol. Good luck wuth your purchase ajd look forward to seeing you aroumd on the forum. Best wishes from me ?
  4. Hello and welcome, yep fabulous people here, so friendly and extremely helpful and encouraging. Im a total noobie so i can offer no imput,but a very warm hello and pray for these clouds to dissapear from here in herts. Beat wishes Dave
  5. Hello,im pretty much new onnthe scene and know next to nothing,ive alwaya asked the opinions and advice of the wonderful people on here. I was in a similar predicament,i was going to buy a 150,then some one mentioned the 200,i checkednit out read the reviews and i was sold on the 200,i went down the 2nd hand route,i managed to get a skywatcher skyliner 200p dobsonian off ebay and no to gar away to pick up,i only have the 2 eye pieces that came with it at present, lovely views with the 25mm ,and i wasnt impressed with the 10mm the first couplenof times (later realised it was atmospherics a
  6. I have enquired about the Antares 2x Barlow , many thanks Jimtheslim best regards Dave
  7. Hello i would like to buy the Antares 2x Barlow please i have sent you a PM, hope i have done everything right, if not please forgive me, its my first try at buying , best regards Dave
  8. hello and welcome , fantastic bunch on here, simply amazing people, sorry i cannot be of much help as i am a green behind the ears newbie, but i wish you a warm welcome.Best wishes and best regards Dave.
  9. thanks guys for your imput very much appreciated, does a short or long barlow make any difference, sorry for asking dumb questions lol but i know nothing,cheers once again.
  10. Thank you Star Forming & Brown Dwarf, very much appreciate your thoughts and thank you so much for replying, yeah i was never going to buy the £6.00 just i noticed on eBay they start from that price, also does a short Barlow make any difference ?. Many thanks Dave
  11. Hello you wonderful people,sorry i have not been on here much lately,busy life and terrible cold/flu, i am considering purchasing a Barlow lense, and i would very much appreciate your thoughts and input, as a total newbie, i dont know very much, i know i want to get a 1,25 x2 barlow, but is it ok to buy a generic or should i buy a brand name and spend a little more, does it matter what i buy. I have seen them ranging from £6.00 upwards i was thinking of getting the celestron for about £25. Anyway thank you very much for taking the time to read and comment, best regards Dave.
  12. i had a good look at mars on monday night, i need to to get turn left at orion as i no nothing and trying to find other things to look at is hard for me, but i am having fun, i get a good bit of exercise carrying the 8 inch dob up ad down 2 flights of stairs into the communal garden , i have way to much light pollution where i live, will venture out to some darker skies soon, but it is nice looking up at the skies at the beuatiful stars ,
  13. Both with a.bot of luck but a hot tub in the wilds of suffolk in dec its gonna be chilly LOL
  14. Will do Stu luckily its my birthday week,the wife also has one of those birdwatching scopes she also shares our dob lol i call it ours as she has some interest to.we are staying in a log cabin in the suffolk countryside, we went in the summer the sky was amazing and dark no light pollution or very low, also got.a hot tub. Will definately take her out and get a couple or 3 nights gazing ??
  15. Hello and welcme from a newbie,absolutely amazing people on here,i cannot praise them enough,a lovely bunch, Best wishes from the depths of the hertfordshire/ essex border UK
  16. Yeah i know the feeling i bought a 200p i live in a very tiny 1 bed flat, i was lucky the wife was only mad for 12 hours,the dob is behind my armchair near the kitchen with a blanket over it.looks like the elephant man,i have to carry it down 2 flights of stairs across a car park up some garden steps into the communal garden two trips 1 for the mount and 1 for the scope ,keeps me a little fit lol.the light polution is bad as the building has spot lights on it grrr,luckily i dont have to sell,i booked a week a way in dec for the wife and i and im taking thr scope with us lol.
  17. Good luck mate hope you dont have to part with it but if you can get something else thats goid,best wishes from me,sorry ive not been on the forum much had a bug/ virus last couple of weeks also run down lol but im ok ?
  18. Awesome yeah i know how you feel after my first sighting of saturn the other week,im still amazed by it here it is below the moon now i caught another cheeky glimpse this week of saturn.but it has been cloudy and raining and im not to well at the moment so no gazing for me the last few nights back to my old passion of ukulele now just to combine both lol. Good luck with your gazing and yep saturn is awesome.
  19. Wow thats awesome stu,shame my grandad is no longer round he was a photographer by trade and was once president of The Royal Photographic Society, he mixed with the echelons if society lol he even took Churchill's portrait,his camera knowlwedge was un real but alas did not rub off on me,keep going mate that shot of the moon is awesome. Ive been having early starts at work and feeling rough lol so ive not been upto much,i also took my firstpic this week i just put my phone camera to the lense and wiggled it just a little bit lol and got a couple of images nothing special but just to show p
  20. Hi there ans welcome,as a total noob to star gazing myself all of coming up to 2 weeks,stick with it. I only have a 25mm anf 10mm eye pieces,1st couple of nights hated thr 10mm then the other night i was blessed with a brautiful view of Saturn through the 10mm. I was and i am still elated,i don't know much or where to look in the sky yet,but im going to educate myself and apart from the views we are all blessed by the wonderful helpful friendly people on this forum. Keep at it anf best of luck.
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