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  1. When the barrel of my meridian 675x4.5" reflector telescope falls below around 30 degrees it just falls down, and will only come back up above 35 degrees. This makes it impossible to observe objects towards the horizon. Any help would be much appreciated.
  2. Good evening dear members. Could you please help me choose a telescope: I would like to be able to see nebulae, galaxy, star clusters for example, and surely Jupiter, Saturn, To start first: I can spend 400-500£, I understand this is not much, but for now I am ready to get started. My wish is to photograph as well, but in a distant future, like 2-3 years from now, because when I look at my mother's pictures I understand -this is what I would like to do. Obviously the outcome will be different if I choose for viewing or for photography. I was advised a Dobsonian will be good for viewing DSOs, and a refractor for photography. What about reflector telescopes? I have found one Bresser reflector telescope (Bresser Messier AR-152S/760), is it any good? If I will find a decent telescope what upgrades will I need (lenses)? Your help is very much appreciated. PS: I live in Haslemere, Surrey, the sky is not as polluted as in London, where I used to live. Lovelight.
  3. The awful seeing conditions continue where I am but I at least managed to get this in between the clouds last night: Details: Tasco 302012 114mm reflector telescope. Afocal through 40mm wide angle EP with Canon HF100 Camcorder. 9 Second movie clip at 1080p 60fps stacked in Registax 6 and processed in Photoshop CS3
  4. Hi everyone, I'm looking to buy an 8" newt for astrophotography with my Canon 6D full frame. I'm really only going to be using it for imaging so visual problems (such as back focus) aren't too much of a concern for me. I'm aware that probably whatever scope I get won't cover a full frame sensor without vignetting, but does anyone have an opinion on which would be the best? I have a CGEM mount and Baader MPCC mkIII. The ones I've been looking at right now are: 1.Orion 8" f/3.9 Newtonian Astrograph 2.Astro-Tech f/4 Imaging Newtonian I've also heard of the Sky-Watcher Quattro series and Meade LX70 series, I just haven't heard as much about either of those. Also, optics are my #1 concern. Things like weight or minor mechanical shortcomings that I could potentially fix are not as great factors. Thanks for your input! Patrick
  5. Hello Dear Friends(I have two!) and Community, I acquired this lil guy over the weekend. Like many other users I had been hesitant about a reflector (collimation, and whatnot) but at 22 Euros I could not pass. Actually I simply wanted the mount (my first manual EQ!!), as it looked to be good for my starter needs. Now the data plate (real thin sheet steel!) says it's a Revue, (an old German optical/lens/eyeglass company I believe) however it's got a Japan label elsewhere and my guess is it's a re-badged Vixen. Am I right and would anyone like to enlighten me on what a gem or stinker it is? I gave it a nice cleaning (simple green, damp cloth) and used a hair dryer to hopefully loosen and rid it of cob webs that were inside (not a lot but I certainly could not there in there). Btw: What are the Dec and RA knobs normally called? I love the tiny bulb lamp (works!! 2xAAs) Last but not least the EPs (5,10,20mm) came with one each screw-on sun and moon filters (How cool is that!!!?) I appreciate all insights in advance! John
  6. This has been sat boxed up in my garage for a couple of years now since moving to a town with lots of trees and light pollution! It's in great condition optically and physically other than a scratch on the outer paintwork that it's had since I got it (see the bottom picture). Comes complete with tube rings as seen on the pictures. Buyer can collect or I can meet at the Kelling Star Party with it as I'm only a few miles down the road. Reduced to £160. Bob
  7. Hello,i'm gonna buy the skywatcher heritage 100p(dobsonian reflector).Many people say that one of the first things you need to do is to collimate your telescope even though you just received it.Please tell what to do is this necessary and how can i collimate my telescope easiy if needed?
  8. Hello All, I recently upgraded from a department store 50mm refractor and got the Celestron Powerseeker 127Eq, but after researching a bit more, I have found out that there are problems in the design of this reflector (Barlow lens built-in). I am currently comparing the Meade Polaris 130EQ, Celestron Astromaster 130EQ and Meade Polaris 127EQ. I just need to know any important details about all 3 of them and know which is the best choice (mount, its setting circles, optics, EPs, etc). I want to know if there are any design problems that come with it (like the C P 127EQ). I would be also be glad to know about how well these telescopes can track celestial objects and if their setting circles are accurate. I know these are a wholesome amount of question, but this will be my first "real" telescope and I hope on using it for the next couple of years, Thanks a lot!!
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