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Kronos831

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About Kronos831

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    Male
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    Skywatcher Skyliner 200p,Celestron Firstscope,8mm BST Starguider Eyepiece,2X BST Starguider Barlow lens,Panaview 32mm 2" Eyepiece
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    Greece Chios
  1. thanks for the help!, however, when i tried to take a picture of one lens, it slipped of my hand and broke,so i guess there goes my eyepiece lesson learned:Never take your eyepiece apart...
  2. Sooo after coming back from holidays(have been gone for a month and a half) i discovered that i had forgotten to use the lens caps to protect my Panaview 32mm from dust.... turns out, its dirty.Me having no idea what a "multiple element lens eyepiece " meant , learnt the hard way. I unscrewed the bottom part of the eyepiece and 2 lenses and a tiny ring came out... not knowing in how to put them in, tried a bunch of different ways, and still the eyepiece view was still bad.(couldnt even focus on daylight objects) after messing with it for a bit 3-5 more lenses came out. Now my 100$ eyepiece is totally screwed up and i have No idea how to fix it. I m panicking so much and i have absolutely no idea what to do. I hope i ddnt screw the lens up... if anyone thinks they can help me, i m gonna make a system in which you can tell me how to put the lenses back So lets name the first group of parts depending on their place from left to right : A(The first lens ), B(the ring) and C( The Thrid lens) , now, these i have no idea how to place them correctly (have in mind that A Is curved , if it gives you any information) The next 4 pieces you see are D(The thick ring), E(The big lens) F (the other ring) and G(the final lens) Here is a picture of each piece from both up side and bottom side First will be up and second would be down If anyone could give me instructions to as how i can put everything back together , i would be greatful (Uploading pictures in a bit)
  3. Yea, probably, the light pollution didn't help either.Just wanted to make sure. Thanks Kronos
  4. Hey.. So last night i went to a beach that had one side completely dark ,and the other filed with light pollution . In the dark side,the milky way gqlaxy was pretty obvious and the sky was full of stars. Andromeda was rising and i wanted to take a peak, however , it was low on the horizon and had a slight haze(skyglow).It wasn't visible with the naked eye and in my 10x50 binoculars i could just resolve the core. I heard Andromeda would be visible with the naked eye as its mag 3.3. But the milkyway was and Andromeda wasnt.What went wrong?
  5. I currently am on holiday in my father's hometown, a small island near rhodes called symi.Symj, is a pretty small town,with only about 2000 residents.That means that the light pollution levels must be low. Acknowledging that, i called my friends, grabbed my 10x50 bins(that i got for 20€ from Turkey),and went on my way to find a dark site.About after 20 mins of walking (from the city),i stumbled upon a beach, it was dark, so i went in.There i decided to lay on a sunbed that was there.After looking up(not being dark adapted, my friends just kept turning their flashlights on for some reason), i saw the haze of the milky way stretching from Cassiopeia to cygnus and beyond!I was amazed as i ve never seen the milky way before and smudged it off as clouds until i confirmed it was the milky way from an app! The weird part was that at just straight overhead, was the port ,which had many lights, and as a result the sky appeared half bright and half dark. I turned over at Sagittarius and headed over the lagoon nebula. Brilliant! 3-4 stars in a line surrounded by bright nebulosity.(while still being in the haze!) Afterwards i headed to cygnus,it was a real light show! I saw the milky way layering on top of Cygnus while catching a glimpse of m23 and yet again, failing to see NGC7000 . Then, with the corner of my eye, i detected something moving, then turned over to Cassiopeia to see a shooting stsr!(it was my first time seeing one!!!) Was very brief, yet enjoyable. Right afterwards i turned over at the Perseus double cluster.Magnificent! Appeared as 2 small balls of light , almost connected yo eachother. Finally, i realised that finally, the target i was seeking to observe all year long, M31 was into the area with the light pollution! What a shame! While also being low on the Horizon, I couldnt see it with the naked eye. I observed it with ny binoculars for 10 minutes or so . The core was resolved nicely with some hints of outer nebulosity. Overall a great night and now, i wished i had my 8" dob with me.... (Sorry for any granmar mistakes, im currently typing this at 2 am xD)
  6. Um , just saw your guys s replies and i have to say that im a little baffled..im about to beggin the 10th grade and have not yet learned calculus,i am thinking of entering a Panhellenic astronomy contest in February (The questions will have to do with The stars,the globe,the solar system,the universe,galaxies and recent astronomy. News )and know a bit about everything, that meaning that i know the basic functions of things, just want to get in a little deeper in the math part.(For any of those who know DrPhysicsa/YouTube/), i would prefer a mathematical level close of those to his cosmology video playlist.just begginer math with a tiny bit of calculus
  7. Hey guys! Its been 8 months since i ve started the hobby of astronomy.I would like to dig deeper now,i am looking for a book in astrophysics that involves mostly formulas and mathematics.With so many books in the market its hard to defferentiate science books from just books with information about the subject Thanks! -Kronos
  8. Kronos831

    M81 and M82

    Ευχαριστω! Τα δικα σου σκίτσα ακομα καλύτερα!
  9. Very nice, dark star. I myself have been trying with no luck, to observe m51 with my 8” dob.Hopefully i will too , fnally mange to observe it too. Clear skies kronos
  10. Kronos831

    M81 and M82

    Thank you lenscap! here is a little guide. I use this to determine if im close to finding them. Firstly i find this in my 8x50 finder The star pattern out of the field of view towards the north helps me confirm if i found the right spot once you have found that, look through your scope.you should see something like thhis,after that, go west(about a first quarter moon diameter) , as the arrow points you should then,find the 2 galaxies. Feel free to ask me any questions. Best wishes,clear skies, Kronos.
  11. Thanks stu!The typo was my bad, taking the scope out tommorow! Hope i can get some good views. Am trying my first globular m53 in Coma berenices. Best wishes and clear skies, kronos.
  12. Thanks stu! Also, sorry, ny objective diameter i meant the objective size of the object.
  13. Kronos831

    M81 and M82

    Here is my sketch of m81 and m82 sketched in good seeing and in my light polluted backyard (Spiral arms fainter than the sketching , could just make them out as a halo outside of the core
  14. Yea i got that i just dont know how to find the objective diameter and the limiting mag Thanks Kronos
  15. Um XD i don't under half the stuff here. What are the inches in the visual chart, (most likely comparison in between different size telescope)and how do i determine the object dimensions Thanks btw Kronos
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