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Offline Bryanpoprobson

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Re: Telescope Advice
« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2017, 05:21:54 AM »
For the love of God man have you learned nothing about being married??

ERASE YOUR BROWSER HISTORY!

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Offline Zakalwe

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Re: Telescope Advice
« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2017, 09:40:35 AM »
Get a pair of decent binoculars. They're cheap ane easy to use. Scanning the Mill Way with binos is always a pleasure.
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Re: Telescope Advice
« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2017, 02:53:38 PM »
Set-up night



Very easy to set up and collimate, just a quick bit of observing tonight to get used to it. Need some time to do some proper observing, perhaps next week if the sky is kind..
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Re: Telescope Advice
« Reply #18 on: March 26, 2017, 04:16:52 PM »

Very easy to set up and collimate, just a quick bit of observing tonight to get used to it.

Very nice!
Get some Bob's Knobs....they make collimation very easy. Having said that, there's no need to become obsessive about collimation unless you're into planetary imaging.

Need some time to do some proper observing, perhaps next week if the sky is kind..
You've condemned us to more weeks of cloud now... :P
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Offline Bryanpoprobson

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Re: Telescope Advice
« Reply #19 on: March 26, 2017, 04:24:58 PM »
Did have a few problems with the set-up I can't get the laser pointer aligned properly. I did think the GO TO function had a mind of it's own until I realised I had to change to manual align.  :o But with a 40mm eyepiece and a nice early evening constellation of Orion, I could align the scope directly to Betelgeuse, Rigel and Sirius.
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Re: Telescope Advice
« Reply #20 on: June 03, 2017, 05:23:07 PM »
Well have finally had an early evening observing session in twilight rather than dark skies, even then WOW.. I've been away plus my daughter got married and work piled up in my absence.   Managed to fathom the alignment finally (the telescope wasn't 100% level initially, this was probably why I had so many problems before). But even with just some lunar obs and Jupiter. Magnificent views of the clouds, clearest telescopic views I've ever seen with my own eyes. As for the Moon, zoomed in on the central peak of Tycho even the wife was impressed when she had a look. One small problem, when the iPad lost connection my alignment went out. But overall very impressed. 
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