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Deep Sky Tour

Postby Graeme1858 » Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:05 am

Possibly a little premature, I haven't got the new goto telescope yet! But I have downloaded the Sky Portal Mobile App onto my IPad and I have had a look at the Bonus Content from the July S@N Magazine. There's a pdf download for both the Binocular Tour and the Deep Sky Tour and there's an Argo Navis Deep-Sky Tour software download and there's a Sky Safari download. Will the Sky Portal app use the Sky Safari download? Is there a tutorial on this stuff? Will it all become clear when I have the app connected to the scope? Am I just getting over excited about the new scope?!!!
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Re: Deep Sky Tour

Postby Graeme1858 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:49 pm

Hello Vega1972

Yes, you're quite right, I am lucky, I'm lucky to have had the opportunity to have worked hard since leaving school in 1974 and now I'm lucky that my pension has matured and I can spend some of it on a top class telescope.

I've been doing this a long time and have always taken the view in the past that my money should go on the best optics I could afford so that I would learn the geography of the night sky and all previous equipment I have had has been manually controlled, which along with the well worn star atlas has helped me to now to be able to identify just about every constellation in the northern hemisphere.

The new wireless, electronically controlled, 9.25", Schmidt–Cassegrain, goto telescope is indeed a luxury, which I now look forward to enjoying to take this hobby onto another level.
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Re: Deep Sky Tour

Postby The Man with the Corrugated Iron Roof » Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:18 am

I have tended to go for optics over wizardry but, as I'm on a tight budget, I consider that to be the best choice. I think that a better mount would help me track objects for longer exposures and imaging runs for planetary imaging. I have done some hand guiding with a planetary "cam" and 3x Barlow lens but it drives my patience to and sometimes beyond the limit. I'm pleased for you that you can get something like this after a lifetime's work.
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Re: Deep Sky Tour

Postby Graeme1858 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:25 pm

The Man with the Corrugated Iron Roof wrote:I'm pleased for you that you can get something like this after a lifetime's work.



Cheers Phil

Regards

Graeme
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Re: Deep Sky Tour

Postby Graeme1858 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:25 pm

vega1972 wrote:
Graeme1858 wrote:Hello Vega1972

the new wireless, electronically controlled, 9.25", Schmidt–Cassegrain, goto telescope is indeed a luxury, which I now look forward to enjoying to take this hobby onto another level.


I hope it'll give you pleasure. I really do. Just from contemplating its sheer magnificence!

Isn't that what we astronomers dream about? As we get older.

The really BIG telescope, we might have had, when we were young?




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Re: Deep Sky Tour

Postby The Man with the Corrugated Iron Roof » Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:33 pm

I may be the only astronomer who does not want a big telescope. It would only be any use if I could mount it permanently somewhere where I can see 360 degrees of the sky. That would entail a house move. If I had more dosh, I would consider more photographic gear, a better solar hydrogen alpha solution and an APO. I just can't manage anything heavy.
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Re: Deep Sky Tour

Postby Graeme1858 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:43 am

The Man with the Corrugated Iron Roof wrote:I may be the only astronomer who does not want a big telescope.


First one I've heard of! :D

I do know what you mean about carrying heavy equipment though, I have to ask my boy to give me a hand to carry the dob out into the garden. The new SC is a little easier to carry, it comes in its own suit case on wheels!
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