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  1. Hi All, I wasn't sure where to post this, but I found this and thought it might be useful to some people. http://www.marksandspencer.com/Philips-Power2Go-Rechargeable-Power-Pack/dp/B002F7UI08?ie=UTF8 only £29
  2. I'm back with another newbie question I have a SW explorer 130 with an EQ 2 mount and I have noticed a lever attached to a disk, it move left-right, but does not seem to do anything. Can anyone tell me what it is for I have attached an image cheers Nick
  3. Nice one, I have just read it and we have the same scopes, what EP's are you using?
  4. or this maybe http://www.celestron.com/c3/images/files/downloads/1181257272_93965apakit.pdf
  5. I think the manual is here GPS Accessory Kit CN16 (Advanced GT) (item #93966) / Navigational accessories / Accessories / Products / Celestron.com
  6. I am a newbie and I have just bought a skywatcher explorer 130p with an EQ 2 mount, which I love. I will let the more experience people explain and advise on scopes
  7. I am from Whitchurch the other side of Bristol and I normally go to the in laws, they live in Chew Magna, it's a village in the middle of nowhere with no street lights.
  8. Hi Jamie and welcome I'm from Bristol as well
  9. If you have an iPhone or ipod touch you can you this app Satellite Flybys for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store they have a website too http://www.spaceweather.com/flybys/
  10. this is my scope Reflectors - Skywatcher Explorer 130P it is a none motorised mount, I spent a good hour or so trying to follow it, just need clear skies so I cant get back out there. lucky my wife is so understanding, i'm paying more attention to astronomy than her at the mo.
  11. Hi Carastro, I think the scope and mount are set up correctly, it's just when I am outside and trying to set the scope on an object I seem to have problems, guess I need more practice. I have an EQ2 mount.
  12. thanks Demonperformer, to start with I just want to improve my viewing P.S. your avatar is disturbing
  13. thanks for all advice and compliments, my scope a sky watcher explorer 130p and I was using a 2x Barlow with a 10mm EP that came with my scope
  14. Let me start off by saying it was not my intention to take any pictures just yet. At 01:00 I noticed that the skies over my house were clear, so I rushed back in to get my scope. By 01:30 I was ready to be amazed, this was the first time my scope had ever been used. To the south east I could see a very bright object in the sky which had an orange tint. I had never seen it there before, so I pointed my scope at it and I was amazed to see what I believe was Jupiter and it's moons (not sure which moons). Considering this was my very first time using a telescope I was bitten by the astronomy bug and it bit hard. After trying to follow Jupiter through the sky I now think my scope is set up wrong as it was very difficult to follow or is it that I need more practice? The picture you can see was taken with a digital compact camera and I was just holding it to the eye piece. I just wanted to capture my first sighting. I have a few questions about my first time and the results: What is the blue and red around the object? what can I do to improve my viewing? Is the object Jupiter?
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