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  1. I need to concentrate and find objects that will be viewable at the correct time of year. I remember being out last summer when we had a lot of clear nights and saying "Wish I had a scope right now". Hopefully soon. I think I will aim for M42 on a good dark evening. I did manage a few pics of the moon with DSLR, nothing great. We don't really have a low south horizon where we live, but I could get the car onto some elevated areas in the summer. I'm in Stroud, Gloucestershire so we have a few hills.
  2. Sorry Sunshine, hope I didn't offend. Thanks for the help all. What kind of an image could I get of say Mars with perfect conditions. Happy with what I found of the moon Regarding star Nebular, how much detail can you see. I haven't picked up the recommended books yet, on my to do list. But will be looking at the drum stool.
  3. Thanks Brown Dwarf, I'm not sure if it makes a difference but, my scope only has 6", very inadequate
  4. I will aim to find M13, I did read that this is only visible between June and October. What type of magnification is best. I have both the 10x and 25x eyepieces with the 2x Barlow.
  5. Am I better off just using the 25mm eyepiece with the barlow when viewing the Orion Nebula? I am hoping to go out tonight if the skies are clear.
  6. I know this is a daft question but, what should a focused start look like in the scope? I have two eyepieces and a 2x Barlow lens, and I probably spend too much time interchanging.
  7. I do have StarTracker, which is the paid version, but I get the feeling that it's not always pointing in the correct place. I will order that book, many thanks.
  8. Thanks Red Dwarf, that is very helpful. I will look at the Atlas's that you have mentioned. I have a DOB 150P classic. I also have a 2x Barlow lens. I suppose not using one before I have no idea of what I should be able to see?
  9. Due to the recent weather I have not been out as much as I would have liked. Managed to get out last night, but it wasn't really successful, the moon decided not to show up What is the best way to identify objects, I have a phone app that will point me in the direction of planets, but at the moment nothing is really viewable? I can find Mars easy enough, but struggle to focus, maybe I need to be a little more soft on the focus. The sky was bright with stars last night, but in the end I was better of just looking with the naked eye. Any pointers gratefully appreciated. Thanks
  10. I used a water butt stand, worked really well, just need to be careful as it is a little top heavy, but I can weigh the stand down. Thanks
  11. Makes sense now, just noticed that there is a thread on the part that can screw into the EOS T-ring.
  12. Sorry, just getting confused, if a buy the camera adapter then I don't need the nose piece that slots into the telescopes focuser?
  13. One last question, is there any benefit from using the 2" t adapter rather than the 1.25"?
  14. Thanks for think. I have the sky-watcher classic 150P. It did come with a 2" adapter as well.
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