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So I am fairly new to the hobby, what I mean is I have a Celestron Astromaster 114 right now but its hard to use because of the non computerized equatorial mount as well as the red dot sight is bad. I am mainly interested in looking at DSO’s because they seem very interesting. My question is should i get a refractor or sct for observing dso’s and sometimes planets? I want a computerized one with tracking so I don’t have to take a long time finding nebulae and galaxies. Also, is there a certain type of filter to see color on nebula when not using eaa and just viewing with your eyes? I am looking to spend between $600-900
I'm new to astronomy and have recently brought a low budget telescope (about £60). I've been out a few time to view Mars and the moon.
Obviously I can view the moon clearly and with great detail but when I go to view Mars all I can see is a bright circle.
I'm not sure if I'm being daft or what, but I can't find anywhere online that has an answer to this.
Details about my telescope are:
It's a reflector telescope
Focal length: 700mm
Dear esteemed Stargazers,
I would like to ask for some recommendations for an eyepiece I look for. First off, I have a 7" Mak with 2700 mm focal length. So I figure, a 12.5 (or 12.0) mm EP should be very nice to start viewing planets (my main interest) on good nights. This would result in 0.83 (0.8) mm exit pupil and 216x (225x) magnification. So far so good and I really would like to add some fixed focal length EPs to my collection as I only own 8-24 mm zoom.
The conundrum starts with the choice of EP design and three choices I face
shall I go old school style and buy a 12.5 mm orthoscopic EP (Takahashi or Masuyama)? or shall I buy a more modern design with more eye relief and go for a 12 mm Vixen SLV? or do I completely miss an eyepiece and should go for that? Thus I thought I tap into the collective wisdom of the community and ask for advice.
Hi all - looking for some
advice on eyepieces. I have seen beautiful views of Jupiter with its moons and Saturn and of course the moon. I have two extra 32mm and 10mm plossls but am looking for better lenses for planets which will show more detail? Which ones would you suggest? Many thanks in advance!
Stargazers Lounge community,
The sci-fi novel I wrote takes place in a binary star system and I'm attempting to fact check before handing over to my agent. From what I gather, there are S-type, P-type & T-type systems, but I'm having a hard time wrapping my mind around the orbital possibilities. Hoping someone's expertise can help! Would it be theoretically possible to have a planet in a binary star system where there is a daily "pre-sunrise" and a "pre (or post) sunset" due to the dimmer star? And could there be daily syzygy with the stars or might it need to be less frequent? If anyone can advise or has any suggestions, it would be so appreciated! Thank you!