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  1. Thanks for the advice guys you’ve given me plenty to mull over. But I’m leaning towards the cc8 or the SW 180mak as I’ve read good reports on it the cool down isn’t much of a problem I keep my gear in the garage, like everyone I just want to get the right scope for the job within my budget. thanks Robert
  2. Thanks for the advice guys, it gives me a bit of thinking to do. I like the sound of the classical cassegrain, I’m not sure about the newt “collimation etc”. But at least I know that the 80mm f15 is not what I’m looking for. One last thing how do you think a 152 f6 achro refractor would be for the planets . thanks Robert
  3. PS I liked the photos of the moon ,I don’t seem to be able to get any good photos with my phone. Was that with the f12 or f15 scope tech ? John thanks Robert
  4. Thanks for your advice guys. It looks like I will have to wait until the SW180 mak is available and also look into the classical cassegrain. I hope that they will be an improvement over the 127mak. Do you think that the 1” extra on the classical cassegrain would make much of a difference or is it that it’s a different type of scope that makes the difference.
  5. Hi everyone I am looking for a scope to do planets and lunar observing and am a bit unsure as to the difference between an f10 / f12 or f15 apart from focal length, what difference would the observer notice between the different scopes. I have been looking at FLO’s 80mm f12 or f15 scope tech and the 80mm f10 Stella Mira, and I am unsure as to what the difference would be to the observer between the f10 or the f15, ie would the image be bigger or brighter ? Why go for an f15 if an f10 is just the same ?. the Stella Mira is an ED scope but I don’t know if that would make much of a differen
  6. Thanks for the advice John, much appreciated.
  7. Hi Baz . I have been looking to see if I could get something with a bit wider FOV with good eye relief, but with not a lot of success so I am going to get the 9mm Morpheus. As yourself and a lot of other people rate it very highly. thanks Robert Hi Dave . No I am still unsure as to which Barlow to go for, I was maybe going to go for the Explore Scientific or Altair Astro 2x Barlow. I hadn’t even considered the Hyperion Barlow, I thought that the baader Hyperion zoom Barlow only worked with the zoom lens. But you say you can also use it with your Morpheus eyepieces, can you use it wi
  8. Hi guys thanks for the advice. If I get a 2” filter and use it on the front of my 2” diagonal, so as I can use it with 2” or 1:25” eyepieces or does the filter need to be fitted to the bottom of the eyepiece . thanks again for all your advice. Robert
  9. Hi Alan Didn’t you fancy the 100 degree eyepieces ?. I will probably go with the 9mm Morpheus ,it seems to be well thought of . Thanks Robert PS Charlie was my nickname when I was in the Royal Engineers.
  10. Hi Ed thanks for the advice, at the moment I would say that star clusters , nebula and some galaxies are my main focus ( no pun Intended ) . Any advice would be appreciated. I realise an achro might not be the best for star clusters. Thanks Robert
  11. Hi Allan I have had a chance to use my 12.5mm but only a brief one and in my 127 mak not the 6” refractor. firstly I am new to astronomy so I don’t have a lot of experience to know what to look for. The 12.5mm is well made quality eyepiece ( in my opinion ) , it’s bigger than I thought a lot heavier than any of my other eyepieces apart from the 30mm UFF I just got. The eye relief is good with the eye cups up or folded down ( I wear glasses ) the view was brilliant I could see a lot more than usual I could actually look around the view from edge to edge instead of just in the centre . Eve
  12. Thanks for the advice Don. I was out last night and I noticed the sky seems to have a glow / haze to it , I guess that’s one of the drawbacks of living in a city. Don in what order of would you advise getting these filters ? Would I be as well going for Astronomik instead of buying cheaper and having to buy twice , also I know this might sound like a stupid question but do the 1:25” filters work just as well as the 2”. thanks again Robert
  13. Thanks for all your advice. I will give it a few more nights to see if it was just atmospheric conditions on my first night. Is there any difference between sky glow and light pollution ?, and what is the best filter to combat them ? Thanks Robert
  14. Hi All I had my new 6” achro refractor out for the first time the other night and everything looked as if it was misty, l mean I could see the planets it’s just that the background was like a slight mist rather than black. Is this down to light pollution ? ( I live in Glasgow ) and would the Astronomik UHC filter help or is it just for viewing nebula. Thanks Robert
  15. Thanks Louis D for the info, if it is the same as the meade it should be quite good. I will probably go with that or the ES Tele extender. Hi Alan if the 30mm APM UFF is as good as everyone is saying I’m in for a real treat . I know what you mean about wearing glasses, I’ve been looking at eyepieces and thinking that will do nicely only to find that the eye relief is not enough for glasses wearers. I think that the pony express are riding donkeys to do deliveries at the moment as still no sign of my stuff .
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