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  1. Hi Michael, Thanks for you reply. The RJ45 end is reserved and my new one has extra black and white. So working one sequence is - R G B Y B While the new working one is - B Y G R Black White To buy a working RJ12 to RJ45 lead for me which colour sequence is reversed, when I was buying one online I do not recall options on colour sequencing - it just said RJ12 to RJ45. Thanks
  2. Hi everyone, I hope this is the correct place for this post. In terms of DIY my post might be stretching it but it the closest section I could think of to post this. I brought a SynScan-Wifi for my GOTO mount for WiFi so I can use my SynScan app rather than the handset. It is a Skywatcher skymax 127 AZ GOTO telescope. The SynScan-Wifi has a socket for a RJ45 while the mount has socket for RJ12. The SynScan-Wifi came with a lead to connect up but the Wifi was intermediate and unusable. So I got rid of that flimsy lead and used the long Spiral coiled handset lead that I already had and I have no problems. But I want to get a shorter lead to avoid wires everywhere. So I brought a 0.25 cm lead but when I connected it up there was no signal no yellow/green data lights flashing. The lead was inexpensive but the right type RJ12 to RJ45. The shorter lead that came with the product was unusable and now I buy a separate lead and it still does not work only the longer handset lead works. To avoid me buying lots of leads to try out does anyone use a short working lead to connect the SynScan-Wifi to their mount or would anyone recommend a quality one to connect the mount to SynScan-wifi. Thanks in advanced Bob
  3. Hi Everyone. Could anyone recommend any dark observing sites near Wolverhampton, Walsall or the west midlands area? Jupiter and Saturn are good in my telescope but there is light pollution and are partly blocked on the horizon. It would be great to pack the scope and drive for 20 mins to a dark site. Thanks bsf
  4. Thanks everyone for the advice. I have a skywatcher mak 127 f12 and would like to take some images through my smartphone, as stated the 40mm is best for afocal photography and the 40mm has a bigger exit pupil which could help. Looking at the pictures above I am looking to get the Vixen, I have celestron and skywatcher eye pieces so it would be good to something different to try.
  5. Thanks for your quick response. I have a 25mm and I am inclined to get the 40mm Vixen, one of the reasons was for a wider field of view but I noticed that it has a shorter field of view than the 30mm which is 50 degrees. The Omni range 32mm and 40mm has 42 degrees. However is there really real practical observing difference? I am having difficultly in getting images on my smart phone through the eyepiece so I am assuming getting a longer focal length and longer eye relief would help. So would the vixen be better for this task?
  6. Hi How does this compare to the 40mm Vixen NPL eyepiece here.
  7. If anyone can get a time at the weekend organised I can would be happy to bring my telescope and binoculars.
  8. Hi, Just to echo some of the replies in this forum, if there is a meeting set up at a place for observations I would love to attend. Although recently the weather has not been the best I would still like to observe the summer sky with my telescope and binoculars. Hope there is enough interest and something is organised soon. Thanks
  9. Hi, Sorry I meant Friday 14th Nov 2014 not the 15th. My sincere apologies on the date. bsf
  10. Hi, On the night of Friday 14/11/2014 between 11:00-12:00 from Wolverhampton, UK, I was observing the Leonids looking North-East. I saw a long meteor, possibly the longest one I have seen. I estimate it to be 25 degrees in angular length. It was more over to my zenith going from East to West. I was interesting because it varied its brightness has it 'streaked' across. Did anyone see this? bsf
  11. Hello, Once again Lidl are doing those binoculars. There is plenty on the forums about these. Possibly may not be top quality but good second pair. However these have variable magnification from 10x to 30x. I am aware that for Astronomy variable magnification should be avoided. However I’m thinking they may be ok has a pair lying around for quick views rather than observations. Cheers Bobby PS; Merry Xmas to all and a happy new year
  12. Hello kalodighi, Sorry for the late response. I have not been on the forum for some weeks. If you go to these posts here. You can see I was going through buying binoculars similar to yours. You can read the kind responses and advice members gave. I suggest you read all the thread. I did buy some for 10x50 for £19.99 from mymemory but it had some collimation issues but company was good about it and I got a refund. Now of course, I may have been unlucky and they have lots of collimated binoculars, they were a cooperative company. They say you will find collimation issues with these price ranges of binoculars. After my refund I got a Meade 10x50 for £28.99 from buzz optics which is part of telescope house. Since they are astronomy based company. But with my luck it had speaks inside. But telescope house were excellent and offered a full refund or replacement. I got a replacement and the binoculars have been excellent. I would recommend telescope house. Since I got them they have gone up a bit in price at £34.99. But I will still recommend buying these from telescope house. Now the link to them is here but there other buzz optics site has free delivery here. Of course you may find your 7dayshop 10x50 ones excellent and collimated. But I will go for Telescope house/buzz optics, they give you lots of advice. I am assuming you are like me and would uses these binoculars mainly. So I will pay a bit first time and go to an astronomy specialist. Hope this helps. Thanks Bob
  13. Hi, They are here; LIDL Has anyone tried these, what do you think? Bob
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