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D Med

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  1. Alan, thanks. I am wanting a more natural color when I look at the gas giants. I think I will go with this filter instead of the color filters!
  2. Never mind, my aperture isn’t big enough for that filter. I’ll get the #80A blue filter
  3. I’m going to go with #38A dark blue filter. That seems to cover what I’m looking for in a filter. Thanks again!
  4. Awesome! Thanks for the great responses! Definitely helps!
  5. So I recently read somewhere that big light buckets need barlows or filters to see better detail on Jupiter and Saturn. Is this correct? If so, which is better to use, a barlow or a color filter? I appreciate any help or clarification anyone can provide.
  6. Yeah, I see that now. They are the same telescopes, just different branding. Cool, ignore this post lol.
  7. Hello, So I want to upgrade to an 8" telescope sometime in the near future. I pretty much come down to these two scopes. They are pretty much the same price and seem to come with similar accessories. I am leaning towards the High Point Scientific Apertura, but I wanted to see if anyone had any experience with either telescope. https://www.highpointscientific.com/apertura-ad8-8inch-dobsonian-telescope-ad8?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cse&utm_term=APT-AD8&gclid=Cj0KCQiA6ozhBRC8ARIsAIh_VC2EU3VHjuKgMONSeOtbn-QrKjOAWGbLSsquAISvBeUe4CpAX0xROFgaAntoEALw_wcB https://www.amazon.com/Zhumell-Deluxe-Dobsonian-Reflector-Telescope/dp/B002SCV6P6/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8
  8. Yes, my laser collimator is collimated, too. I already knew to do that in advance.
  9. I took the lens out to use a laser collimator, then I put the lens back when I was done.
  10. Definitely, I don’t plan on upgrading anytime soon. I want to get decent with the one I have now before upgrading.
  11. Yes, that’s my telescope. I have the Celestron 127 EQ Powerseeker. It wasn’t too bad when I collimate it. Took me about 20 mins. Corrective lens was easy to take out. I just got this telescope to start out. I plan on buying a Dob 8” in the future. I just wanted to get a feel for astronomy with a cheap scope first.
  12. Alan64, I have a Newtonian reflector. You know you can get a 4mm with a bigger field of view, right? You don’t have to look into a small hole, if you upgrade eyepieces.
  13. Rwilkey, I went ahead and ordered an 8mm and 5mm of these eyepieces you recommended. Thank you so much for your recommendation, can’t wait to try them!
  14. Thank you all for your helpful advise! I think for now I’m going to stick with just getting an 8mm eyepiece. I’ll get something else when I decide to upgrade telescopes. I live in rural Alabama, so my guess is the atmosphere is not too bad here. Lots of places with no light pollution. Maybe I’ll give a 5mm a try later down the road! Thanks again!
  15. Hello, I am new to this message board. This is actually my first post. I am also very new to astronomy. I recently bought my first telescope, but I have only used it once because of all the rain and cloudy nights. After using it, I quickly realized I need to upgrade my eyepieces. So just some info on my telescope, so that you can help me better. I have a 5 inch aperture, and 1000mm focal length. I do know the basics, I know I shouldn’t go over 300x magnification with my telescope specs, and I should get eyepieces that won’t overlap when I use a barlow. So with all that being said, these are the two eyepieces I am getting: Baader Planetarium 10mm Hyperion Modular Eyepiece - 1.25" Baader Planetarium 8mm Hyperion Modular Eyepiece for 1.25" and 2" Focusers Now these are the three Barlow’s I am considering buying along with the eyepieces. Does anyone have any experience with either of these three? Any information would be appreciated! Which of the three would you recommend? Baader Planetarium Hyperion Zoom Barlow 2.25X ORION High-Power 1.25 Inch 2X 4-Element Barlow Lens Televue 2x Barlow 1.25 inch (1-1/4 in.) Thanks in advance!
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