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  1. That's amazing! I'd love to be able to do some astrophotography like that!
  2. I decided to get the Celestron X-Cel LX's, 5mm and 7mm. Not the cheapest option but within my budget. I will update on what I think once they arrive. Watch this space...
  3. At the moment it looks like the Celestron X-Cel LX's are winning for me then. Suitable for glasses, not too expensive and not too cheap either.
  4. @Geoff BarnesYes I have go-to tracking but currently using it undriven for the moment. I will get the go-to up and running at another point as I'll need to investigate power supply requirements etc. Plus at the moment it gives me a good opportunity to explore and get to know the night sky (or at least the small section out of my balcony doors until I manage to get out to the New Forest).
  5. On the Baader Classic Orthos - I wear glass and I noticed it says the 32mm and 18mm are ok for spectacle wearers but the Celestron X-Cel LX is more suited https://www.firstlightoptics.com/celestron-eyepieces/celestron-x-cel-lx-eyepiece.htm I am starting to get tempted on these ones. I saw these ones have 60degree field of view - how does this compare to say the 52 degree of my current eyepieces, and what effect will this have with viewing the planets at high magnification?
  6. So after some successful first attempts at viewing Jupiter and Saturn with my Sky-Watcher 10 inch flextube dobsonian (f4.7), with the supplied Super Plossl 52° 25mm and 10mm eyepieces, I'm considering buying some higher power eyepieces and possibly a 2 x barlow lense to get some better views of the planets. For the eyepieces I'm considering either the Sky-Watcher UWA Planetary 58° eyepieces https://www.firstlightoptics.com/skywatcher-eyepieces/skywatcher-uwa-planetary-eyepieces.html or the Explore Scientific 62° eyepieces https://www.firstlightoptics.com/explore-scientific-eyepieces/explore-scientific-62-series-ler-eyepieces.html Which ones would you guys recommend for use with my scope? Or would you recommend a totally different one? As for barlow lense, any recommendations? Adam
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    Welcome. I'm visiting Iceland in November.
  8. Hi all, I briefly tried out my telescope for the first time last night just to check it's set up and working ok. I couldn't see [removed word] all, everything was out of focus no matter how much I turned the focuser - turned out I hadn't fully extended the telescope!, So tried again today with a 10mm eyepiece and got a nice view of Jupiter and 3 of its moons, and even could make out Jupiter's belts. Now that I know that I can actually see things through the telescope, I'd like to make sure the collimation is correct to get the best views I can. As this is not something I've done before, I'm a bit nervous about adjusting anything unless I know it's definitely out of collimation, so I've taken a couple pictures with no eyepiece, and with Cheshire eyepiece. From the research I've done, it doesn't look obviously out of collimation like in some of the example pictures I've seen, but I thought I'd check with you guys who have been doing this a lot longer than myself. View with no eyepiece in focuser: (the primary mirror is actually more centred in the secondary than it looks in the photo due to angle of my camera phone) View with Cheshire collimating eyepiece: And a picture of my telescope for anyone interested: Thanks Adam
  9. Thanks for all the welcome messages. @JonkYes I'd like to get out to the New Forest or Winchester at some point. In the meantime I'm trying to get myself familiar with my telescope and work out what everything does and if it's in collimation before taking it out.
  10. Hi all, I've just joined this forum and I'm quite new to astronomy. I've just bought the Sky-Watcher Skyliner 250PX Flextube dobsonian telescope. Anyone else from Southampton around on here? Adam
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