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  1. I have done this in the past. Mostly Afocal . The advantage of doing it this way is the ability to vary the magnification. I think the closet pair I did were around 2-3". Most of my images I posted in the double star section of the forum. I plan to start again soon. Cheers Ian
  2. Interesting idea. I know from experience increasing magnification allows you to spot fainter objects. When I observe double stars mag 11+ stars which are not visible at x70 magnification start to appear once you get into the x100-150 range. I guess the only way to find out is to test an ethos against an orthoscopic eyepiece :). cheers Ian
  3. Tim, excellent image, I was looking at Betelgeuse yesterday and it's dimness is very noticeable. It seemed no brighter then Bellatrix. Cheers Ian
  4. Well done, conditions were not easy
  5. Very good pics. The second pic certainly captures how it looked to me. A tiny dot and alot of fast moving clouds Cheers Ian
  6. Hi Pete Same here, first contact was clouded out but I did get to see about 30-40 mins of the transit Great pic. Cheers Ian
  7. Nice pics Charl I managed to have a look at the sunspot earlier today. It's quite well positioned at the mo. cheers Ian
  8. Hi Helen Glad you got some observing done. good pic the AR is very visible now.
  9. Hi Charl Good pics. Some great fine detail. Cheers Ian
  10. It was clear in my 15x70's last night. The Moon was rising but did not interfere too much. Cheers Ian
  11. I saw it last night in my OMC250 at x70 It was fairly bright. I looked at it several times and was quite surprised how far it had moved across the sky. Cheers Ian
  12. Vixen Orthoscopic eyepiece. 12.5mm Twin illuminated wires. £75 o.n.o.
  13. Very good images Hughsie, I hope to get the PST out tomorrow and have a good look at Sol. Cheers Ian
  14. James Very good set of images
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