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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.
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.
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
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?