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  1. Well if it’s truly japenese of origin the reward might out weigh the risk 3” classic looking refractor for £162 or there abouts
  2. Well if it’s japenese may be onto a winner there from intiall impressions might be worth taking a punt on is it in dollars or Euros?
  3. Personally I have,nt heard of the brand name However first impressions look very inviting regarding build quality looks very 80,s perhaps similer to a TAL 100mm refractor has a very slight Russian look a bout it
  4. Skywatcher do a WiFi wand star pointer wIth laser..then your scope will goto desired object great outreach device I can imagine however like to see it perform on deep sky small objects.in practice definitely sounds like a gadget gizmo get frustrated with and bored with quickly.then go back to the conventional way besides I don,t remember Harry Potter useing one at hogwarts.
  5. Ps I don,t what to get to deep into eyepieces here however another important factor to consider is people’s eyesight and vision may differ at times for an exsample if you was wearing glasses.also an age of a 30 year old man could be different to let’s say an 60 year old man.its comparing in some ways a 1080p HD led screen to a 4K native led screen for some may not notice a difference in resolution,contrast as an overall performance so that would,nt be fair to judge?and even if the technology changed for an instance in premium eyepieces like Televue,badder Morpheus,Pentax thease are just some exsamples there would be a limit in what we could actually see as the human eye can only reach a certain maximum resolution before we cannot notice any further advantage.
  6. Do you think tho there is maximum highest usefull magnification tho as on my last topic as can only go to 300x sorry
  7. Most probably Brian may purchased them I own two pairs yeah right £250000 or there abouts
  8. Divorce the wife buy more Astro gear
  9. On a more serious note tho meade did do the LX200 16” fork mounted sct cassagrain in a white OTA and the 8” LX range were also in white on the Meade equatorial mountings.however most Meade telescopes from the Meade LX3 LX5 LX6 LX50 LX90 LX200 LX600 to my knowledge has always been in the Meade blue with there fork mounted telescopes if you post a picture on your topic I might be able to find out the specific Age ?
  10. Just cut it in half and count the rings
  11. An eyepiece can be like buying that tailored suit it’s made to measure to your needs and preferences.and certain price point thay share similar DNA to achieve the best possible image at a cost tho and once you owned the best in Televue will not have to change your eyepiece collection again .
  12. The OIII filter is definitely a string to your bow regarding the accessories in your camera case. It can make or break on certain objects visually, and in the scheme of things it comes down to seeing conditions as we would all love sky bortle rating 1,2 skies. However, if I can do without using the Olll filter I will, as on most planetary nebula contrast and detail are lacking, even though image brightness is improved and is a must to actually see on certain objects. Initially I will use the filter to distinguish the object in the field of view, first putting a blanket over my head however crazy that may seem (who cares anyway, usually on your own in the dark) as if I can help it, I would rather see an object in its more natural form. From my experience even though O111 filters are great at times visually, at times it can just show a brighter blob on some planetary nebula targets.
  13. Astronomy has never been so varied to the beginner as there is vast range of scopes to choose from the refractor would be a good starting point and are very easy to use and mostly maintenance free.At the higher end of your budget consider the skywatcher Evostar 90mm AZ3 refractor telescope this consists of a simple Azimuth mount basically up,down left to right kind of motion.for an extra £10 this will give you an additional 20mm of aperture very user friendly aslo great for the moon and planets and larger enough aperture for more detailed views of deep sky ie star clusters,nebula etc.you also have the function of useing slow motion controls which allows you to track objects in the eyepiece. this scope retails for £156 or there abouts
  14. moon pics skywatcher 150mm maksutov (iPad mini 5 megapixel camera with panorama eyepiece ) first ever attempt
  15. thank you mark that would definitely be time efficient Meade once produced the RCX400 collomation was controllable throught the goto hand set apparently considered the best sct cassagrain ever made to the Amateur Astronomer
  16. Thing is with Astronomy it’s such a vast hobby to learn and once Neil Armstrong said? One small step and so on it’s the small steps we take which leads to the bigger picture and the small steps we take first leads to a bigger gain
  17. A very light hearted subject for members on Astro lounge Anyway it would be nice for imagers and visual Amateur Astronomers alike is to share on this post what would be an ideal gadget or gizmo that hasn’t been necessarily been invented yet that thay would find usefull to either advance in Astronomy or perhaps be a revolution in the making for exsample for there telescope,mount,eyepeice or accessories!.? i would find it very intriguing to share your views and opinions
  18. thankyou guys kind of makes sense really as for a eyepiece which will cost almost double the price of a delos for an extra 28 degrees most probably an act of madness to many cons not enough pros
  19. Hi all my current scope is a Meade 12” sct cassagrain ACF (coma free) my current eyepieces consist of Exsplore scientific 40mm 68 degree Argon purged Televue 27mm panoptic (68 degree ,Delos 10mm 72 degrees and soon to be purchasing Delos 17.3mm For visual purposes it seems that the refractor offers wider field of views so owning something like an 100 degree ethos or similar brand would give a space walk type of experience as some have described what the views look like and certain optical systems like the maksutov has a more narrow field of veiw due to the optical design the sct has a similar optical set up as the maksutov however the field of view is slighty better.so for exsample would I actually notice any beneficial advantages of me useing 100 degrees eyepieces.as I don,t mind spending money when I can actually see some visible gain or is 100 degree eyepieces only really gain more benefits in useing a instrument like the refractor which usually is a shorter focal length and designed for more wide field purposes.
  20. Moon with skywatcher 150mak over panorama eyepeice
  21. From the album: Imaging Challenge #17 - Through the Eyepiece

    Moon skywatcher 150mak through eyepiece iPad mini
  22. Taken through skywatcher 150mak through panorama eyepeice
  23. Yes there are some fraudulent attempts and sales going on Astrobuyandsell unfortunately and you start to wounder who is genuine once bitten twice shy so to speak.there is an advert listed at moment just raises my suspicions and the sixth sense kind of kicks in however it could be genuine.the seller has up for sale a celestron carbon fibre 8” sct cassagrain on a nextstar evolution WiFi mount and tripod with a few accessories also for a whacking price of £2350 well above the preowned market price.and reason for sale he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s !?.maybe it’s me being over suspicious but definitely brings up a red flag as myself personally I wouldn’t broadcast something of that on a preowned site as is of personal nature.and even tho I messaged the seller about just querying the price never heard anything back.
  24. Hi guys My current filter collection consists of baader 2” moon Neodymium and skyglow IR cut ,and Exsplore scientific OIII filter which is a must on revealing the veil nebula and planetary nebula.my sky conditions are ok which is a class 6 bortale rating however due to less carbon monoxide feels closer to a 5 if that’s possible.i do understand that filters are not miracle cures and subtle differences are only noticed and mainly good seeing conditions is a must especially on galaxies as thay demand dark sky conditions and in the general whole of things I would say with my 12”meade ACF I’m managing to see 12th magnitude objects without to much trouble.I did purchase a while back a Exsplore scientific CLS filter and maybe i didn’t give it enough thorough testing before I decided to sell I was told by the supplier that the main purpose of this filter was to enhance structure on galaxies and clusters would be more apparent which to be honest reagarding the star clusters I found just made the image and transmission worse to dark!?. so apart from the list above paragraph is there any other recommendations filters wise which yourselves have proven effective on visual observations regarding all things deep sky.
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