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  1. My telescope is the Skywatcher Explorer 130P GoTo Is it worth getting a 2.5mm EP for my telescope or a x3 Barlow lens. I'm asking because i would love to see mars and Saturn closer up for finer detail.
  2. I stupidly lost my Celestron ps76/700 lenses whilst moving homes. I'm trying to look for new ones, but I'm having trouble. Could anyone recommend some please
  3. What is the best lens to use and settings if I want to take photos of the milkyway? I got my first Canon 700 D and starter kit lenses efs 18-55mm macro 0.25m/0.8ft and efs 55-250mm macro 0.8m/2.8ft. I am a complete novice so any help would be greatly appreciated thanks
  4. Hi everyone, i am looking to buy a budget level lens for Christmas to begin astrophotography. I am a beginner observer and am dying to get into imaging. Nothing major to start with, I'd be very happy to get decent images of Orion and andromeda. (My dslr is unmodified) If anyone had any examples of pictures they'd taken with these sort of lenses I'd appreciate it. ive seen some on here from budget lenses and am very impressed. Would love to get a few more samples though. Thanks very much ?
  5. Finally feel happy all cases turned up and equipment has a safe place to live ?.
  6. Hi I am new to astrophotography and photography in general. I have a celestron 130 slt and a nikon d5300 with t ring and extension tube, I am able to connect this all up and focus on planets when the are very small I get little to no detail as it gets blurry when I use higher lenses so I was wondering is it possible to use the lens (18-55mm) I got with my nikon aswell to zoom in when I have clear small image? Thanks
  7. Hey ? I took delivery of a Skywatcher 200p last night and got it set up ok I think. I got a good view of Jupiter with the 25mm lens but when I put the Barlow lens in I couldn't focus it. I also tried the 10mm lens but it made everything grey, no real light comes in at all. It came with a thing that might be called a focuser extension, not sure, but it didn't help. What rookie mistakes am I making?
  8. Hello there, Stargazers! I recently bought my first telescope, the Celestron SLT 130 GoTo. Last night the skies were clear and I was waiting for the Moon and Venus to be visible. They showed up and I tried the telescope for the first time. The GoTo feature didn't work, but I guess it just need a software update? So instead of using the GoTo(Sky-align), I placed the scope manually and got the view of the Moon and its details through both the 25mm and 9mm lenses that came with the telescope. When it came to Venus, I couldn't see anything. I did get it in my scope 3-4 times using both the 25mm and 9mm (I have no Barlow lense), but Venus appeared like a faint star. It wasn't more than a bright star viewed through the SLT 130.... And I'm 100% sure that my scope saw directly on Venus, but I couldn't see the round-ballshaped planet, only bright light. Then I tried to steady my focuser, with no happy result. When it was focused the best it could, I still saw this glimpse of light. If I tried to focus too much, I suddenly saw the mirrors in my telescope..? (Keep in mind I'm a beginner and completely new to all this). So I hope you guys can enlighten me on this: Why is it that I can view the moon, its surface, all the details, but I couldn't view anything of Venus - but a bright light. Does it have anything to do with collimation? Wish you all a great day. Sincerely, Mehtevas, Norway.
  9. Hi, I'm quite new to astronomy, I've been reading this site for a few weeks now and have learned so much in the short time that. I recently acquired a skywatcher 130 (not P nor M) fl=900mm d=130mm fr=6.92 and have loved it so bar but I know that the is so much more I can get out of this. A few nights ago I got my first break in clear skies so turned the telescope on the moon and I couldn't believe what I was seeing but unfortunately that's where my excitement ended. I then turned to Mars, Venus and other stars and all I could see was a more refined bright light. The lenses supplied with this telescope are the standard 10mm, 25mm and 2x barlow. I couldn't see any difference between the 10 and the 25 and honestly I think the supplied barlow is rubbish. As I said I've been reading various post for a while so I'm pretty sure I understand the basics of magnifications and FOV etc. Even though it's only been a few weeks I'm already looking to upgrade lenses so I can see even more but any purchases will be based on price and level of experience (no point me buying super expensive because I'm not a pro so want to upgrade manually). I've seen many people state that it's best to buy single lenses rather than a set so the ones I'm considering are: http://www.wexphotographic.com/search/?q=deluxe barlow http://www.wexphotographic.com/buy-sky-watcher-lunar-planetary-filter-set/p1534737 http://www.wexphotographic.com/buy-sky-watcher-6-3mm-sp-series-super-plossl-eyepiece/p10664 http://www.wexphotographic.com/buy-sky-watcher-17mm-sp-series-super-plossl-eyepiece-1-25-31-7m/p10660 http://www.wexphotographic.com/buy-sky-watcher-32mm-sp-series-super-plossl-eyepiece-1-25-inch-31-7mm-/p10657 As you can see I'm going for low, mid and high magnification for now. Also I've read where people have collimated their telescope, will I need to do this as mine is brand new? As the fr=6.92 can I really have a 48mm eyepiece? Any help/opinion is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
  10. Item on the BBS News Science & Technology site Flat lens promises possible revolution in optics See http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-36438686 Apparently, using chip-fab techncology it should be posible to make super-quality lenses 30 cm dia or more for pence (cents). Big, cheap refractors here we come? Regards, Doug
  11. Hi everyone ? I'm looking to take my first steps in buying more equipment than what came with my Skywatcher 200P, which was 25mm and 10mm lenses. I enjoy looking at planets, nebulae and managed to get my first look at Andromeda the other night which was amazing. Are there any filters or lenses (or anything else) less than £100 that I should consider buying to improve my viewing? Looking at the range of things available is a bit overwhelming. Thanks!
  12. Hi everyone, looking for advice on buying a cheap 500mm telephoto lens/ mirror lens! I don't know too much about them so any information is appreciated. Would also love to see any examples of astrophotographs taken with these lens. Thanks guys!
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