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parallaxerr

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  1. Lottery win required....

  2. Finally getting around to some observing with the AA 102ED-R. Which end do I look down again?

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    1. Alan White

      Alan White

      The Big one, makes it easier to see 😉

    2. Alan White

      Alan White

      So what were your thoughts on your new scope?

       

    3. parallaxerr

      parallaxerr

      So far, so good Alan. Accepting the smaller diameter than the Equinox 120 and consequently dimmer image, I'm very happy with it. It has certainly made a MASSIVE difference to setting up, so much quicker and easier on the AZ4 that I can see this scope getting more use over the years.

      Mostly been observing Jupiter, the detail is there that I saw in the 120, just not quite as bright an image, but really not a deal breaker.

  3. Looking forward to Happy New Refractor day @PAS tomorrow :)

  4. First proper look at Venus this morning through the new Opticstar 80/600 achro. How lovely to see the crescent shape presented so sharply!

  5. Exasperation is setting in with this hobby....decided to try imaging again due to LP killing visual observation, only to be clouded out time & time again after first sub.

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    2. Pig

      Pig

      One certainly needs at least one other hobby to run parallel with astronomy of any kind, esp in the UK with our cloudy weather and the apparent love some of our neighbours have of bright lights ? I also do plenty of XC cycling and practice bushcraft type life skills to keep me occupied. 

    3. parallaxerr

      parallaxerr

      Well an unexpected half hour with the ST80 before bed last night was welcome! First decent session with the scope, which I modded straight out of the box. M27, the ring in Lyra and double cluster in Perseus, suprised how well the scope performed :)

    4. parallaxerr

      parallaxerr

      Woohoo, a whole buch'o'subs on M27 last night. Bloody tired today, not complaining though :)

  6. Cooler temps, heavy rainfall but clear skies tonight. Might actually get some good seeing and some detail on Mars!

  7. Oh no, Tele Vue have landed @FLO, now I'm doomed!

  8. Really fancying a C9.25, hmmm.........

  9. Jupiter appears to be holding up reasonably well to high mag already. Shaping up for a nice transit :)

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  10. C'mon DHL, you've got 1hr left to deliver my EP's before I go home...

    1. 25585

      25585

      I know the feeling!

    2. parallaxerr

      parallaxerr

      Woohoo, they delivered :) Clear skies forecast tonigh 'n all

    3. Knighty2112
  11. It's been so long, I've forgotten which end of the scope to look down! Jupiter was begging last night, but the baby just doesn't understand :)

    1. 25585

      25585

      :bunny:Jupiter will always be there. Enjoy the little one's babyhood. 

  12. Imaging tonight. M42 in Ha to come....

    1. Knighty2112

      Knighty2112

      M42 is looking pretty good tonight, even despite the glare form the moon. Hope you get some good data. :) 

    2. 25585

      25585

      What filter are you using?

    3. parallaxerr

      parallaxerr

      Got a Baader 2" 7nm Rich.

  13. First night, first light???

    1. Alan White

      Alan White

      First night and first light, that’s a first ?

    2. Alan White

      Alan White

      Seriously, hope it was as great as expected.

    3. 25585

      25585

      Bad seeing here. Stars twinkling through murky moonlit air. My 100 will have to wait.

  14. Excited about collecting an Equinox 120ED tomorrow :)

    1. Alan White

      Alan White

      Jon, that's great, bet you are excited, I would be too.
      Is this the used one you posted about?

    2. parallaxerr

      parallaxerr

      Thanks Alan. Yes it's the used one, just hope it's in good condition!

    3. Pig

      Pig

      I bet you are ?

  15. Cloud, glorious cloud :(

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    2. ronin

      ronin

      Not sure if we have cloud, too foggy to see anything.

    3. Grotemobile

      Grotemobile

      Same here. 52deg . Think about getting my deckchair out @ this rate. Fog burn.:icon_biggrin:

    4. Knighty2112

      Knighty2112

      Think I’d chage the second word from glorious to cursed! Hehe! ;) 

  16. Resistance proved futile. Belt modded HEQ5 ordered satis...

    1. Alan White

      Alan White

      Good for you, hope your new direction goes well.

      I am doing similar things, just bought a used Celestron AVX and a new ED80.

      Clear Skies, one day soon.

  17. Stuff it, I'm staying up late. The only good weather is forecast between midnight and 0400, I'll just have to be rubbish in work tomorrow!

    1. Alan White

      Alan White

      So how did the late nighter gon then?

    2. parallaxerr

      parallaxerr

      Great thanks Alan, really good to get behind the scopes again. Andromeda, Dumbell, Pleiades and a bunch of globs plus some low power cruising with frac :)

    3. Alan White

      Alan White

      Sounds great, I am looking forward to the longer Astro sessions of autumn and winter.

       

  18. Scopes out....clouds in....scope in. Boo!

  19. Desperately resisting the urge to get into imaging again!

    1. Alan White

      Alan White

      You did not resist long!

    2. parallaxerr

      parallaxerr

      Not spent a penny yet Alan!

    3. Alan White

      Alan White

      But you will I am sure :thumbright:

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