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  1. Another blowout but nice detail and colour none the less, Love the contrast in different colours. I hope you dont mind but it looks like the focus might need a slight tweak, just slight, having done this myself I know how challenging it can be to get it bang on.
  2. Plus one for Baader fluid and microfiber cloth.
  3. Lovely image Mike, and as you say, a lot of he "lumpiness" is showing. More data may mean more detail?
  4. One of the great things about planetary nebula is that a number of them do display vivid colour.
  5. Lovely, this is a really obscure object visually. Love the dark patches of nubulosity and globs. As you say considering LP a great image.
  6. Really nice image as it represents an idea of what can be seen visually under good conditions, showing the dark lanes/notches nicely, obviously without the colour when observing visually.
  7. Just out of interest, is there a weight thresh hold where rollers would be required rather than teflon?
  8. Beautiful looking scope, watching this thread with interest!
  9. Hi, I am keen to set un an EEVA rig. Just wondered what camera to use for the best results? I will be starting with an NEQ6 and a 8 inch Newtonian F5 scope. Also, how long a cable can I expect to run from obsy to house. Currently about 12m. Is this doable? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
  10. Hopefully it is a simple as Covid has delayed everything, other suppliers are also seeing delayed dispatch times. Be patient, worth the wait
  11. Many thanks for the responses. Certainly given me food for thought.
  12. I am currently looking to re equip my observatory. I have an ED80 and also sometimes image with an 8 inch f5 newtonian. I have had an NEQ6 pro before but was wondering if there are mounts out there that do not require guiding?
  13. Just been out for a few minutes with the 20x90 bins. Full Moon really is making the sky bright, that said, I could still make out the "fishes mouth" in the Orion Nebula and the Trapezium asterism was easily resolved with all 4 stars showing nicely. There was also limited detail in the main nebula and in the "wings" of the nebula but just a taste of things to be seen on darker nights.
  14. Have to agree, the seeing and transparency was pretty good, had the scope out last night and despite the bright Moon managed to have a good session with well resolved brighter nebula and clusters. Scopes looking good.
  15. Great images, lovely sharp detail. To think that some struggle with dedicated cameras and yet these shots from a phone are superb.
  16. An excellent eyepiece, one of my favourites since i bought it about 4 years ago. Always first out of the eyepiece case. Reviews are very favourable too.
  17. Nice report, Its really satisfying when you bag a really faint galaxy. Interesting observation re averted vision. Will have to hunt this one out.
  18. The first thing i noticed when I first aquired my 12 in dob was the amount of fuzzies that became visible. You will start to see detail in objects that were otherwise just faint smudges of light. Enjoy the new scope. A 12 inch dobsonian will really open up the deep sky for you.
  19. Agreed, great book and has guided me to many object i may have otherwise overlooked.
  20. Nice report, easy to get lost in the NAN as it is so large,
  21. Great report thank yo, will have to visit and look for myself. One of those areas that we are unaware of until a fellow observer points it out.
  22. I have a 20 and agree, the view is stunning!!
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