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Mick H

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  1. I started in astronomy using binoculars. When I got my scope after one year I brought my William Optics Binoviewers and have used them ever since, I really like them but.......... I have to sit down when using them for some reason.
  2. Lovely images Lee, I think you have discovered that our Sun is infact a Double Star, which will now be called the LeeHore7 Double. ...........or Clean your windows.
  3. Hi Hugh, I saw M27 visually last week with my WO binoviewers for the first time and thought wow. But that is a lovely image well done.
  4. Maybe you can make a spacer to put under your finder scope to help tighten a bit. For future reference I had a red dot finder on my NexStar 8se which I ditched for a Terad finder, but this might be to big for your scope. So maybe consider a Rigel Quick Finder found here: https://www.firstlightoptics.com/finders/rigel-quikfinder-compact-reflex-sight.html
  5. Beautiful photo Martyn, well done.
  6. Good choice Neno, get all setup and then see how it goes, StarSense is a luxury. But a nice luxury to have in your tool box.
  7. Hi Neno, I would say for what you are trying to achieve you don't need StarSense. Polar aligned with wedge plus sky aligned via CPWI, plus you are going hibernate the mount. I have StarSense and love it, press auto align and away it goes and never fails from my position, plus it is great when you go to different locations.
  8. Hi Lee, I have the same it arrived last week. But sadly it has been cloudy with lots of rain, only tried the all sky camera so far. Looking forward to trying it on Moon/Planets soon.
  9. Hi Siouxsie, glad you are happy with your Celestron's Lthium Power Tanks. I use TalentCent Rechargeable 12000mAh Lithium battery pack seen here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0713T4XT9/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I placed it in a Garmin gps bag and hung around the mount, so no more cord wrap. Very pleased with it, and has lasted three sessions without a recharge.
  10. Bortle 4 here in Wroxham/Norfolk. Even better when the pub across the river turns their lights off at around 11.30pm, but a great big grey shed sort of East helps.
  11. Agree John, I used it for M27 and it was lovely, pulled it right out. Can't wait for M42
  12. Hi Andy, I also have Nexstar 8se. For future reference you maybe should be looking at some Messier objects with your scope. I have just acquired a Astronomik UHC filter, and last Saturday manage to see M27 Dumbbell Nebula which stood right out. Also M13 Globular Cluster and the Double Cluster, I'm starting to go through the list.
  13. Grüezi, das ist wunderbar. Sorry I could not resist, I lived in Baden Aargau for a few years. Thanks for sharing.
  14. Hi Bloom, lovely pics well done. Looking forward to you Mars pics If I can achieve something like that with my new ASI camera i would be very happy.
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