New Scope

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justanotherpete
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New Scope

Postby justanotherpete » 26 Jul 2008, 12:40

While Bob was moving observatories, I was having my new Astro-Physics refractor (152mm, F9) delivered by Astrosource UK (http://www.astrosource.co.uk/), whose praises, by the way, I can't sing loudly enough.

My new telescope viewing area should also be complete by the end of next week as well which will give me access to the polestar, so I am really looking forward to observing weather.

Pete

Cosmic
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New Scope

Postby Cosmic » 30 Jul 2008, 11:44

Pete
Hope you have many hours pleasure from your new scope. I did notice just one tiny error in your post. The part about the viewing area? surely you meant the Lads Beer n barbeque area :D

P.S. Whens the scope warming party?

Cosmic
Meade 8inch  SCT. Observatory mounted on an HEQ5 Pro using EQMOD Canon 1000D modified DSLR,200mm Dobsonian, 200mm Celestron C8, 15x70 Astro Binoculars. 2x Mintron ccd cameras, lots of other stuff.

Solar B
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Postby Solar B » 30 Jul 2008, 22:10

Thats a serious scope Pete and has got to be the Best Telescope in this Area  :shock:  by a Mile...would love to have a lookie  8)
                                                                                 Brian

justanotherpete
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Postby justanotherpete » 31 Jul 2008, 17:29

My apologies for misnaming the viewing area - I did of course mean the "beer and barbecue area" :)

Regards
Pete

Cosmic
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Weather

Postby Cosmic » 05 Aug 2008, 12:32

Hi Emma

Well what a pleasant surprise last night I got in about 3 hours of clear observing. Great views of Jupiter and cloud belts. More nebulae and open clusters.

Still could NOT get auto align to work it was miles out again!
Has anyone had experience at this? It's so frustrating. Had to do everything manually :cry:

Also the red dot finder is next to useless on the etx105 does anyone know of a good replacement?

Cosmic
Meade 8inch  SCT. Observatory mounted on an HEQ5 Pro using EQMOD Canon 1000D modified DSLR,200mm Dobsonian, 200mm Celestron C8, 15x70 Astro Binoculars. 2x Mintron ccd cameras, lots of other stuff.

Cosmic
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Postby Cosmic » 05 Aug 2008, 12:33

oops wrong post area
Geoff
Meade 8inch  SCT. Observatory mounted on an HEQ5 Pro using EQMOD Canon 1000D modified DSLR,200mm Dobsonian, 200mm Celestron C8, 15x70 Astro Binoculars. 2x Mintron ccd cameras, lots of other stuff.


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