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About valleyman

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  1. You need to learn the night sky. Try downloading " Stellarium." on your PC. There is also star hopping which is like using the stars you do know as a route to the star you are looking for. As already suggested get the finder and telescope aligned. When looking through the finder keep both eyes open and use the eye not looking through the finder to look at the star you are lining up on. It seems a bit strange doing this at first but makes alignment much easier once you get used to it. Good luck Pat
  2. Looking at 2nd hand Cameras try MPB.com. https://www.mpb.com/en-uk/used-equipment/used-photo-and-video/used-digital-slr-cameras/used-canon-digital-slr-cameras/ They have a good range of Cameras within your price range. They will ship to Europe. Pat
  3. valleyman

    Please Help Me!

    The 2 choices you have made are at best suited for observing Octopus at the bottom of the Aegean. The first 2 post have excellent advice. Go for one of them or wait a while, save some more money and get something that is going to give you a lot of pleasure over the years
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    COMPLETED - (SOLD) Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 (no autofocus)

    Just to confirm Emil's explanation. I really wanted this lens for my Canon 80D alas it was not compatible. I did try it on manual and can confirm the pictures were clear and sharp so The lens is in good condition. Unfortunately I wanted it working on Automatic. Emil was very quick to offer a refund and I thank him for that. Pat
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    Lunt LS60THa/B1200C 60mm H-alpha Telescope

    Still for Sale
  6. SOLD Going to sell my Lunt LS60THa/B1200C 60mm H-alpha Telescope and go for a Quark and SD 80 set up so I can use the scope for wide view astro in the summer. I have only just bought this from FLO so somebody is going to get a bargain. I will included a Tel Vue SOL Searcher It comes in its own fitted case and I have all the original packaging so I would be happy to post it The Lunt LS60THa is a complete Solar Telescope with a 60mm aperture. The front singlet lens reduces half the stray light of an achromat, fully eliminating the possibility of on-axis coma, astigmatism, de-centering aberrations and provides a full spherical corrected flat-field. An internal etalon with tune adjustment allows for a <0.75 Angstrom bandpass. The LS60THa/B1200C comes with the B1200 blocking filter. The star diagonal in which the blocking filter is installed, is equipped as standard for 1.25" eyepieces and with a T2 camera connection. With 500mm focal length it provides a ~4.5 mm image through a 12mm blocking filter. Fine adjustment is achieved with a Crayford style with 10:1 reduction. Supplied with an aluminium finished hard case with fitted foam. Asking £1600 ono P&P included
  7. I was going to make the same suggestion as runoffshed. It looks to me as if it is the support arm that is turning. Is there anyway of securing the support arm where it attaches to the Tube, or is it welded?
  8. SOLD I have my Canon700D for sale. With Manual, BULB and high ISO settings it is ideal for Astro. I don't have the software or Manual(Downloadable) for it but the EOS PC control is easily downloadable from the Canon Website. https://www.canon.co.uk/support/camera_software/ I am including a M42 (Canon) and 1.25 Nose piece. Asking £250
  9. They are 1.25 Mikyg. Dean 069 has first shout on them at the moment
  10. Thanks for the Heads up but price is definitely there Lunt £ 1650 and Quark £850

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