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  1. Very nice pictures, I really like the one with the clouds going over the moon! What lens and zoom range did you use when you took the photo of the orion nebula?
  2. Does anyone have any pictures taken from behind the solar filter? It would be interesting to see what we would see from behind the film.
  3. Hello Dave, Can you please do a review of it when you get a chance and also post any photos taken from it? Ive seen a few around I just haven't decided if its worth throwing the money at them! Cheers, Tom
  4. Ok I went and had a play with them both in the dark room and these are the results: 1) Original RDF didnt work 2) Replacement RDF didnt work 3) Changed battery on both of them, still didnt work. 4) Changed the battery orientation, Original didnt work, replacement worked! So it would seem that the original was broken, but the replacement had the battery installed the wrong way round. Now I can't remember if I did that or not! Either way its working now, and I have just aligned it using Jupiter and it seems to work pretty well. Thank you for you help, and thank you to Martin from FLO who got me the replacement sent out! Now I just want a local dark site and some proper clear skies!
  5. Yeah I have tried it at night with no avail! But I have a room with no windows in the house which I can go test it in in a minute and see if I can find the dot at all on them. Will let you know my findings!
  6. Hello all, I recently purchased a 130P which includes the RDF. I set the first one up and tried it, but didn't see any dot. I changed the battery but still no hope, so contacted FLO and Martin helpfully got me sorted out with another one. This one arrived and once again I can't see any form of red dot no matter how much I turn up the power on it. I once again changed the battery to make sure but just can't see any red dot on there. Am I doing something fundamentaly wrong here? If theres nothing else for me to try, I will send them both back to FLO so they can see if there is defects or not with them. I really don't think that its my fault but its not likely to get two broken finders!
  7. Hello Rich, I bought the same scope just after christmas and I have noticed the balancing is the same as you said so I don't think you are doing anything wrong. (it covers the "Sky" part on my logo, and the counter weights are about half way up the bar. I have been very pleased with the views with it, although how much detail did you get with Jupiter? I haven't had chance to view Saturn yet! I bought a light pollution reduction filter from FLO when I bought my scope and it does make a lot of difference for me. I can see the orange tinge disapear when I use it. I have the very orange type of street lights around here, and I heard that this filter would work well on them. Let me know which eyepieces you do go for in the end, as I would like to know what difference you see. Cheers, Tom
  8. Sounds like a great idea, would be nice to have a group of local people wanting to do observing! Let me know if you find any nice sites, I've only lived around here for a short while so don't really know any where good to go! Thanks for the info Jon, is that at the car park just off of the portway road? I have PM'd you my details.
  9. Hello All, I was wondering who meets up around Wiltshire, more specifically Bradford on Avon, Staverton, Melksham, as I live around there and would like to join an observing group as I am very new to all this and would love to learn how to observe the night sky properly. Cheers, Tom
  10. Just to make sure, will this be used for astrophotography or for general photography? I really like the micro four thirds/compact system cameras which are about now. I own the sony nex 5 and love the fact its light weight yet can use interchangable lenses. If I owned a full size dslr I probably wouldn't use it as much as I wouldn't carry it about due to the size.
  11. That is me completly! That and I also like to hack/mod/integrate things I have with other things I have.
  12. Ouch sorry to hear that! I dont know why they destroying our stuff, my collie chewed through my laptop power supply while it was plugged in still one time!
  13. Very nice, and you did a good job getting it sharper afterwards, I'm still trying to do that on my picture:
  14. OK thank you all for your advice, I'll wait till the for sale section comes around and see what pops up over the next month which might be suitable for me.
  15. Don't have access to that yet Would the mods mind if Vega pm'd me the details?
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