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  1. Did you manage to see colour through the eye piece?
  2. Thank you. Will have another look tonight. I'll forget it is millions of miles away
  3. Yeah, it did go against all logic. You would what's think getting closer is getting better. I need to get my head around that.
  4. Yeah I use that quite a bit, but airways doubt it. Is a clear day so will try again tonight without the Barlow. Thanks
  5. OK thanks, so that would be true even if it seems to have a shape? I would see a cloud and it looked like a horse shoe then it was clear round the outside I think.
  6. Hi just a quick question. I am using an orion xt10 and looking for orion nebula. I thought I found it last night, but I wasusing a 2x Barlow and a zoom lens at 8mm. What I thought was the nebula didn't fill the whole eye piece and had 4 stars just behind it. Have I found the right one?
  7. Hi all, I have just upgraded from a 4" skywatcher heritage to an orion xt10. I am using an alt-azimuth mount. What an upgrade!!!!!! The problem i now have is that when I focus on anything. Because it gets so much closer, I am having to move the telescope evry 30 seconds or so to keep the object in view. Is there a trick i am missing. Or is it something I am going to have to get used to. To give you an idea, here is a quick picture I took of the moon using my phone
  8. Hi, What Size eye piece fits this scope. I've currently got a skywatcher heritage 100p and I believe the eye piece for mine is 1.25 inch. I did have a look on Google and i think it days 2 inch, so wanted to check. Just wondering if they would fit. Thanks
  9. Hi, I have a basic skywatcher heritage 100p. I recently bought this eye piece https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SVBONY-8-24mm-1-25-Zoom-Eyepiece-Multi-Coated-Lens-Astronomy-Telescope-Parts-/283934574144?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49292 But it seems even when I look at the moon it hasn't improved on when I used the standard eye pieces that came with the scope. I have seen about collimation the mirrors, but haven't a clue what this is or if I need to do it with my telescope. Any advice is much appreciated. Thanks
  10. I don't mind it being small. In fact I expect it with my scope. It would be nice to make out some markings. At the moment all I can see is a white dot with the moon's round the outside.
  11. Ive got the 10 that it came with and even with a Barlow I can't see anything. Jupiter ISS just like a star, but I can see it's moons. That's why I'm looking for better magnification. Don't know if that is just because the eye piece is not all that or the magnification isn't enough.
  12. Thanks. This one is still affordable. Would you know if 3.2 is any good for my scope? https://www.firstlightoptics.com/bst-starguider-eyepieces/bst-starguider-60-32mm-ed-eyepiece.html
  13. Hi, Ive got a birthday coming up in November and looking to get an eye piece to be able to see Jupiter and Saturn and hopefully andromeda I have a skywatcher heritage 100 at the moment( not the best I know). Currently I only have the standard eye pieces that come with the scope. I was looking at getting this one https://www.firstlightoptics.com/skywatcher-eyepieces/skywatcher-uwa-planetary-eyepieces.html#faq I haven't got loads of money, but at the same time don't want to waste it by bit getting a decent one. Can anyone advise if this is any good or if not
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