Jump to content

sgl_imaging_challenge_2021_annual.thumb.jpg.3fc34f695a81b16210333189a3162ac7.jpg

onmehedson

Members
  • Posts

    112
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by onmehedson

  1. You trying to say he smells fishy..........
  2. Hi, It`s about this time of year I resume my love affair with M13, the great globular cluster in Hercules. Really is a magnificant sight.....
  3. Not too sure if its fishy, I just think they want to recoup the £510 they payed for it on the 7th of this month.. Still it goes beyond the spirit of an auction if they just pull it from sale if it looks like selling at a low price. If you got a reserve price then start at that... I know the fees are more this way but it stops messing people about. But saying that I would be weary of buying anything from someone with such an obvious association with another e-bayer..
  4. `OMG` we`re all going to die......
  5. Like spaceboy says the setting circles are no way accurate enough to use sucessfully. They will only get you `somewhere near` the object your after. Stellarium, a sky atlas and the good old telrad get me to where I want to go these days.. http://www.firstlightoptics.com/dobsonians/skywatcher-skyliner-300p-flextube-dobsonian.html good luck..
  6. 1.25" Eyepieces This seller is top notch, many will agree with me I`m sure....
  7. It is better to use just an eyepeice to reach the magnification you want to acheive. May I ask when you say you cant see Saturn, do you mean that you cant see it at all or the image is blurry. If you cant see it at all, first find Saturn with the 25mm then swap for the higher power eyepeice, please note even when using the 10mm Saturn will race across the field of view very quickly and eventually disappear, so adjustments in right ascension will have to be made to keep `track` with the planet. Good luck and stick with it....
  8. Hi Charlie, the stock 10mm eyepeice is pants in reality, so adding the barlow exaggerates the poor quality. So yes, a better eyepeice will go a long way to improving your viewing pleasure. Good luck...
  9. Hi Haribo.... Love your sweets!! I haven`t come across this but I just thought i would suggest removing stellarium from your system then download a fresh copy...
  10. Hi I am currently using the 150pl as my one and only scope so yes I can definatley recommend them. Can I ask why you are interested them?
  11. I wouldnt worry to much Sanmatt, I also have the 150pl and it only needed collimating twice in the 2 years I have had it. One slight tweak in the first few weeks and another minor adjustment over a year later.
  12. Hi Douglas, welcome.. Just though I would suggest you would get a better response to your queries if you stared your own thread in the beginners section. Lots of great people on here only to glad to help....
  13. Thanx Rory, your description is spot on too... I was typing my thread as you posted yours.. So Busman, both ways should get you there..
  14. Hi, the way i usually do it (aint done it for a while though) using naked eye is starting from the top left star in the square of pegasus go 2 stars to the left following the `leg` then 2 stars up. if you imagine the this star is at the center of a clock face then the galaxy is roughly at 2 o`clock not far from this star. It appears a a large grey smudge, well it does to me !! Good hunting.... File:Andromeda constellation map (1).png - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  15. If its brownie points your after, why not lend them your scope so they can watch the people across the roads` telly......
  16. Be sure to wear your hard hats while observing in the coming week guys and gals...... BBC News - Nasa satellite UARS nearing Earth 'could land anywhere'
  17. Punch him on the nose...
  18. http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQaIpRjkphjwVdD7AM2m-1GjCZ0e302bnPdw-iNpVhdz99VLYJKmg In picture form...
  19. Observing doubles appeals to me for a number of reason.. Namely the actual planning of which targets to go for, then there is the hunt for the group, puts your star-hopping skills to the test.. Next is the ability of your scope, can you see a definite split..is collimation acurate enough etc.. Then viewing the pair itself, the contrasting colours if any, can be a delight..
  20. Shipping damage...... could be.... that dent certainly looks camel-hump shaped...
  21. Google maps is your friend!! I used google maps to look for the site I visit. Started off with the satellite view first then zoomed down to street view to get the 360 panaramic perspective. Then checked them out personaly in the day... Saves on the fuel too..
  22. Hi Robbie.... What make is the scope you origonally wanted advise on.... You mentioned it comes with a 1.5x erecting eyepeice which usually indicates not-so-good gear ..
  23. If you look closely you will see a locking collar secured with a couple of grub screws (below the `3` in the piccy).... Undo them with a small slotted screwdriver and unscrew the collars to remove the old eyepeice holder..
  24. Taken with my phone pressed against the 25mm eyepeice of the 150pl.. Just like to add this is a great scope, its hold collimation brilliantly. I have adjusted collimation only once, and that was when it first came out the box, and I often take it to a dark place in the car.. Good luck in chosing your scope, I think everyone here has been at this particular crossroads your at now, I know I have!! Have fun...
  25. Yup, I understand they need your details to make a bid.... But there is no way i would give that info out to someone I dont know...
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue. By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.