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  1. 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.

  2. 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 ?

  3. 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 .

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  4. 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.


  5. 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 😀

  6. 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 

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

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  9. 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.

  10. Yes choosing your first telescope can be a little bit daunting at first as there is various scope types to choose from ie the refractor,sct cassagrain,maksutov cassagrain,reflector and so on thay all serve there purpose in Amateur Astronomy some perform better than others on certain objects also and if you don,f like fiddling and have reasonable hands on approach the reflector may not be the best choice for you as regular collomation of the primary mirror is necessary to obtain the best performance of the optics.yet in saying that there are various sources of information ie through the stargazers lounge with members who own them to guide you through.an alternative very good performer is a small maksutov cassagrain telescope this will give you sharp contrasty views of the moon and planets and requires very little maintenance small and compact a grab and go scope.on the slighty negative side thay don,t perform as well on deep sky observing due to the narrow field of view.the refractor for instance does give you wide field views for deep sky and a good performer on the planets I hope this helps.

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