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Hi all, For the first time in my life i have bought a telescope(celestron astromaster 130eq)..So iam very intrested in seeing my favourite orion nebulae , How can i get a closer image of it like shown in many pictures..Is it possible to see very closer from this telescope and how the color comes? is the color of nebulae is fake or real? What eyepiece can i use to see the distant deepsky objects very close and clearly... Thank u....
Hey everyone. First post. I have this old telescope that never came with a mount. It's a 5 inch Newtonian. If anyone knows David Fuller's youtube channel "Eyes on the skies" then you may know that he has a DIY tripod that anyone can make. Which I am for this scope. But I also want to make a DIY tabletop mount for the telescope itself to rest on the tripod. This telescope came with rings as a mounting system. That's it. I have a main idea of how to make this mount, I have a low profile swivel on the way in the mail and locking knobs. But I'm wondering about dovetails. Which dovetails would work in the rings and then attach to another dovetail to mount to the locking knobs? I hope that makes sense. The locking knob will be attached to the mount which will also attach to (maybe) a universal dovetail so that I can loosen it to move for the declination. The swivel is obviously for right ascension. I'm just needing info on which dovetails to use (best bang for the buck). I'm also open to other alternatives. The images provided are exactly what I'd like to build.
New to this just bough my first scope the orion funscope,while i have always bin into space and alien conspiracys etc but thats another post anyway im new to star gazing with a scope and hope to be a active member on this site and looking forward to picking peoples brains especially when it comes to branching out on a more expensive scope so guys hope to talk to you all soon by the way i will only be doing planetry observations for the start
Hi, I have always had an interest in astronomy/stargazing. Looking up into a clear night sky wondering what it would be like to be out there is always a summers night pass time favorite of mine. Although, having a high interest in this area as a child I became otherwise engaged in other activities like playing console games, and then more recently raising my own young children. However, my interest in astronomy and stargazing has since returned and I have recently wanted to begin looking into the night sky with a telescope. I am a complete novice when it comes to this and just wondered what would be a good beginners scope. I have recently been interested in buying the Celestron Astromaster 130EQ. I have read numerous reviews about this scope and everyone says that its really good scope for beginners. I have looked at images that people have taken through this scope using additional filters and lenses and I am more than impressed with what can be achieved. I am completely new to telescopes and wouldn't really know where to start. I had a low-grade telescope as a child, branded National Geographic which was great for looking at the moon with, it came with 2 lenses. I still have it but would prefer a 'more advanced', 'more profesional' scope. Any help/tips would be great. I have a maximum budget for this of £250GBP but could stretch to £300GBP Thanks all.