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Charlie 2436

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  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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 . Everything seemed fine right out to the edges no distortion or bloated stars etc, in my limited knowledge opinion. I can’t say much about contrast as I live in Glasgow and have really bad sky glow / light pollution but the views of Jupiter where the best I’ve had yet. In all I am really pleased with this eyepiece I don’t have much to compare it with a couple of bst’s and a couple of Plossl’s. I can’t wait to get my 6” refractor out and try the 30mm UFF and 12.5mm with it. PS Allan do you have any experience with the APM 9mm 100 degree eyepiece I would like to get that next but eye relief is quoted at 13mm and I don’t think it would work for me. Thanks Robert
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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 .
  8. Hi guys. I don’t want to disappoint you I’m new to this and I don’t think I would know EOFB if it walked up and kicked me on my shin bone hopefully I am wrong. Has anyone had any experience with the Altair Lightwave flat field Tele Extender Barlows
  9. Thanks Louis D I will look into them, no pun intended . I just wish the postman would hurry up with the APM 12.5mm.
  10. Thanks Louis D for the advice, what would you say was a high quality barlow ?
  11. Thanks for the advice Don and Louis D it’s much appreciated. That sounds like a plan for a complete set. The only snag is I quite liked the thought of the 84 degree afov and 23mm eye relief of the APM 12.5 Hi Wf so I ordered it this afternoon, hope I haven’t made a mistake ? The other sizes I think the Morpheus will do nicely. One last thing do you think it would be worth getting a 3mm giving 300x on a good night or would it just be a waste and never get used. Or should I just barlow the 9mm or 6.5mm.
  12. Thanks for your advice Barry and Jiggy . The Morpheus seems like a good bet ,I wear glasses and eye relief is an issue . I am unsure which focal length I would get the most use out of ? . I was hoping some of the frac guys might be able to give me some advice of what they’re most used eyepiece is . Thanks Robert
  13. Hi All. I am looking for a bit of advice again . I have decided to get two decent eyepieces and the hyperflex zoom just now and get the in between ones overtime. I am going for the Altair Astro 30mm Ultra-Flat which I believe is the same as the APM 30mm Ultra-Flat for wide field. My problem is which other one to go for , either the Morpheus 17.5mm , 12.5mm or 9mm ,or the APM 12mm HI-FW . Giving me 51x - 72x - 100x magnification . I have not had a chance to use my telescope much since I got it, so I am not sure which one would be the most useful. I have a Altair Astro 152mm V3 achro refractor f5.9. Thanks Robert
  14. Thanks for all your help John. All I need now is clear skies we haven’t had any for ages.
  15. Thanks again John. Any recommendations on the 40mm, I was thinking maybe the 40mm ES 62 series or the OVL 38mm panaview or 40mm Aero ED.
  16. Thanks for that John , I agree I would probably be better sticking to the Morpheus . If you don’t mind John what range of eyepieces sizes would you say would suit a 6” f5.9 achro refractor.
  17. I’ve had a quick look at those sites John. The APM 12.5 Hi Fw looks good it would give me 72x mag , the Orion 9mm Lhd looks good as well and it would give me 100x mag. The APM 20mm xwa 100 degree would be a nice size to have I THINK but it only has 15mm eye relief, would it work with glasses ? All a bit more than I was looking to pay but still a lot cheaper than Naglers.
  18. Thanks for the advice guys I will look into the ones you mentioned, if I did go down the Morpheus route which one would you suggest to start with as I would be getting them one at a time. I noticed that 17.5mm is the longest focal length.
  19. Thanks for the advice Michael. I guess I would be better going for the 9-27mm version, although the 7.2-21.5mm Would have suited me better. While on the subject of eye relief does anyone know of any 82 degree eyepieces with good eye relief that don’t cost a small fortune.
  20. Hi All I am looking into getting the ovl hyperflex zoom as I have read such good things about it. My problem is eye relief the 7.2-21.5mm has 15mm of eye relief, I wear glasses and was wondering if it was ok for glasses users or would I be better going for the 9-27mm version which has 18mm of eye relief. Thanks Robert
  21. Thanks for all your advice. I think I have narrowed it down to the ES 24mm 82 degree or the APM 30mm ultra flat field , I like the idea of the APM 20mm XWA but the eye relief seems too tight for someone who wears glasses, in fact most of the 100 degree eyepieces have quite short eye relief, even the ES 24mm only has 17.5mm of eye relief . Does anyone know if the Altair Astro 30mm Ultra Flat is the same eyepiece as the APM 30mm ultra flat field , except that it’s Green .
  22. Thanks for your advice Louis D If I could stretch my budget a bit on the 2” eyepiece to £150/£200, would you still recommend the Aero or is there any others you would recommend. I already have the 8mm and 25 mm bst . thanks Robert
  23. now Hi All I have just bought the Altair Astro Starwave 152 V3 achro refractor and I am looking for some recommendations on which make and type of eyepieces would work best with this telescope, to give me the best wide field views , DSO and if I wanted to push it on the planets. Also I am new to this and don’t think I would be able to use ultra wide angle eyepieces . I wouldn’t like to just dive in and buy the wrong eyepiece because I’ve read the literature and it seems like what I am looking for . Your experience would be greatly appreciated. Also would I be better going to 2”eyepieces. thanks Robert
  24. Hi All I have just bought the Altair Astro Starwave 152 V3 achro refractor and I am looking for some recommendations on which make and type of eyepieces would work best with this telescope, to give me the best wide field views , DSO and if I wanted to push it on the planets. Also I am new to this and don’t think I would be able to use ultra wide angle eyepieces . I wouldn’t like to just dive in and buy the wrong eyepiece because I’ve read the literature and it seems like what I am looking for . Your experience would be greatly appreciated. Also would I be better going to 2”eyepieces. thanks Robert
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