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Skywatcher130

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Treated myself to a solar filter which should be here in a day or two,  very excited! (even though I take it there's not much to see at the moment 😀)

I shall let you know how I get on. 

Deb 

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It is pretty quiet at the moment, but sooner or later something interesting will come along. Practise finding the sun and focusing until then, can be surprisingly tricky to find without a solar finder.

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3 hours ago, Skywatcher130 said:

Treated myself to a solar filter which should be here in a day or two,  very excited!

JUst out of interest, what filter did you get and what scope are you using, @Skywatcher130?

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At least you will be able to witness the transit of Mercury on 11th. November [2019] ...weather permitting.

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https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.365astronomy.com/Solar-Filter-for-130mm-Newtonian-Telescopes.html&ved=2ahUKEwj5yJzbh_jkAhXkURUIHeJlAxoQFjAAegQIARAB&usg=AOvVaw3deicknzz9OSSfCUkGqNUo

Thia is what I have ordered,  at £26 seemed reasonable.  Telescope is same as my name,  on a go-to AZ mount.  I would love a 200p go-to dob in the future though and keep the 130 as a travel scope as we like to go camping. 

Yes,  I'm aware of the transit and I should get a fabulous view from my south-facing garden,  weather depending obviously. In the meantime,  I will be practicing aligning the sun (I know to cover or remove the finderscope, don't worry!) 

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