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  1. I used to have the same problem when I had an EQ mount. Only thing I can think to suggest is rotating the tube in the mount, if you are not already doing this? I recently switched to a dob, much easier
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    I did that too once. Luckily I didn't have to clean anything, hope you have the same luck
  3. This maybe? RegiStax- Free image processing software
  4. Really like the last image, reminds me of my first ever view of Saturn
  5. wow you really can see the sunspots really great pictures
  6. Can't view it anymore... says its private
  7. Yep I bought a #12 yellow filter and it really helped with the detail on Jupiter
  8. Thanks for all of the advice guys I guess magnification isn't everything then
  9. Great drawings, I wish I had to talent to do that
  10. Looking really good so far, looking forward to seeing the finished image
  11. Really awesome images Makes me want to try
  12. Really nice image, well done
  13. Hi, I am looking to either buy a Skywatcher Skyliner 8" or 10" Dobsonian. Now they both have the same focal length, so that means if I were to use the same eyepiece in both, they would both give exactly the same magnification? So basically, what would be the advantages of buying the 10"? Thanks
  14. Thanks for the great responses guys Maybe this is a bit of a stupid question... but what actually are the advantages of upgrading? How would the view of, say, Saturn differ between a 5" and an 8" scope? And what about something like M13?
  15. Lol I remember that feeling. I thought it would solve all my problems, but unfortunately it didn't really have any affect. But maybe you will have a bit more luck than me
  16. Hey, I live in an area with pretty bad light pollution. I currently have a 5" reflector (Celestron Astromaster 130EQ) and the views of DSOs are pretty poor (I have a light pollution filter, but it didn't make any difference). If I were to upgrade to, say, an 8" reflector, would this make much difference? It's obviously quite a lot of money, so I don't want to waste it on a lost cause. Thanks Matt
  17. OK that's a good one! I think I've changed my mind xD
  18. If you could choose to be anywhere in the universe (with a special space suit that will let you survive in any conditions xD), where would you choose to be? For me, I think I would probably choose Titan Just imagine the view...!
  19. They will change the forecast 100 times before then so I wouldn't worry too much
  20. Buying a coloured filter should help to pick out the detail on Jupiter You can get them pretty cheap on eBay
  21. The focal length is 650mm I already have a 20mm eyepiece... Do you not reckon its worth getting a 32mm in that case then?
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