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Barry-W-Fenner

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  1. Sorry to sound like a lemon Don. But do you mean you rate the 4.5 and 17.5mm morphs or the whole range, 4.5 through to17.5? Cheers
  2. Cheers for the heads up on this book chaps! At a quick glance it looks very informative.
  3. Morning John Any recommendations as to what the best 2" OIII filter would be for use with my 30mm Aero ED? I am thinking of purchasing one to view The veil, NAN, Owl Nebula and so on. Its worth mentioning that I will be viewing from my bortle 6 sky location. Thanks Baz
  4. Hi Robert, I purchased a 9mm Morpheus about a month ago. For what its worth it is my favourite eye piece. It gives a nice medium power, has a great FOV, comfortable to use and most importantly gives lovely contrasty & colourful view. I rate it very highly. Baz
  5. I have just had a look for NGC 7027 but it would appear I need to purchase an upgraded version of SkySafari as it is not listed
  6. The Catseye is a favorite of mine, Its almost at the zenith here, It looks stunning through the 12" dob, The nebula forms two shell like structures and you can see the central star. I bet it looks unbelievable under dark skies with a 24" dob! The Magic carpet is a new one on me, if it is as good as the cateye I will certainly have to give this a look next time out. Great report. Baz
  7. There is some very dark looking skies to the North West! Do you ever get out that way SAS? I was in a bortle 3 location a few weeks ago and the sky was spectacular comparied to my usual bortle 6. Seeing the Milky Way was amazing. I cant imagine how good a bortle 2 or 1 would be! Out of interest, is there much of a difference in sky quality between say a 21.5 & 21.75 reading? It seems a small increment, I am interested to know what impact that has on sky quality. baz
  8. Morning Pixies, The Morphs are a fair chunk of glass, You can certainly get a decent grip on them when swapping over. The main lens is 37mm plus a few mm for the rubber eye cap so around 40mm total. The the barrel is slightly wider where the rubber grip begins. The views they give are outstanding to my eye. I guess I have some explaining to do! being a Monday night and a "School night" I had to pass on having a cold one, The dob just didn't feel the same without a beer sitting there! Sorry to let you all down. Normal service will resume at the weekend, I will make sure I post a pic That is uncanny, Just like looking in the mirror 1st thing! baz
  9. Getting ready to rock and roll for some viewing..
  10. Excellent read, This certainly is a frustrating hobby and can get you down. Nothing like the friendly support from the SGL community to help get you back inspired. 3 cheers for nick, hip hip
  11. For sale is my VP filter, used a handful of times on Venus and the moon. This performed very well and is in excellent condition. The clam shell case does have a habit of separating when you open it, however it clips back together easily £22 Inc Post PayPal friends & family. Thank you
  12. Nice report pixies. Uranus was a fist pump moment for me also, I have read a few reports of it being underwhelming. However I though it was stunning, a crisp green sphere that crossed the FOV.
  13. Oddly enough I have just picked the moon and skyglow filter up 2nd hand from a SGL member. I have been keeping an eye open for one to come along on the used market. My intention is to sell my moon filter and VP filter and solely uses the moon and sky glow. As others have mentioned I would probably prefer to go filterless on the planets for the most natural views. However the orange sky glow around these parts is really bugging me! So far I have only had chance to hold the filter up to the sky and look through it with the naked eye. Straight away I have noticed it eliminates the yellow sky glow which is a big positive, I hope it doesn't add any form of tinting to the planets, that will be the big test.
  14. Looks like a nice improvement in reducing the unnecessary stray light pollution, not to mention the carbon reduction! Have you had a chance to observe yet? Any improvement to the conditions? Where I live the council has just started an 11 million pound conversion of around 26k sodium lights to LED. They couldn't do this soon enough IMO. Facing North in my points towards a major town which has all been changed over. The yellow sky has now been replaced by a grey /black in that direction. I don't know how much of an impact doing this conversion will have on LP but I hope its very positive all round. If you look at Kent on the light pollution map the medway towns is the only area that's Red/orange levels. The rest of Kent is yellow and green as I believe it all has LED lights now bar medway. Baz
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