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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.
After reading a lot on SGL about doing astrophotography a lot of people have said it is a nescesity to have a go to or something similar to help you track while doing photography. Now I was wondering is it possible to do AP with a standard tripod, DSLR and a telephoto lense? And if you have done this would you be able to share your images?
Edit: have just ordered Make Every photon Count from FLO so hopefully this helps.
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.