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Skywatcher skyhawk synscan telescope 1145p

Hello there I've juat got this for chirstmas now I've always been into stars plants etc.
I got this fir Christmas and I have a few scopes (eye pieces) x5 barlow lens x3 barlow lens super 10mm but what can I get to actually see the planets please I can see the moon perfectly but planets still looks like stars. Thank you for your help
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My first telescope revisited - after 45 years.

I recently bought a second hand version of my very first telescope. The Tasco 4VTE was a Christmas present from my parents back in 1971. It cost them around £16, which is an incredible £220 in today's money. This telescope was a 40mm refractor with a zoom type eyepiece giving magnifications of 25x to 50x. I used it until the early 1980s when the rack and pinion focuser broke, and eventually it was thrown out. ...
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help with 130p

What eyepieces can i get for heritage 130p skywatcher anyone who can help would be good
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What's the smallest 'scope that will show Jupiter's moons?

One of my guides concerns the startling revelation by some companies that their telescopes will allow you to see Jupiter's moons.

To a beginner this sounds astounding and they might clamour to buy such a mighty telescope. The truth is, as we all know, Jupiter's moons were the second thing discovered after the craters of the Moon. The simplest of telescopes uncovered these little worlds on the first viewing! Galileo's second telescope had a main ...
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Planet 9

The Sky at Night TV programme about the theoretical discovery of "Planet 9" this evening was surprisingly informative. All computer models to explain the aligned orbits of some Kuiper belt objects.

Dave B.
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The Beehive (M44)

This is the next on my "hit list" of primary photographic targets. It doesn't get as much attention as M45 and M42 but it's well worth a look in a pair of binoculars.

Here's my piece of my website with some useful links: ... r_M44.html
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Astrofest 2016

End of a good day at Astrofest. This year I was only and to attend the Friday part of the two day conference.

(I'm writing this on my mobile phone whilst waiting for a train home. That will limit the amount I write. If you want more details please post don't words of encouragement!)

The morning lectures were good. I learnt that we can now configure a radio telescope the size of Earth and see ...
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What can't this site have a favicon? (That's the little icon that gets displayed against the site's pages by your web-browser.)

Dave B.
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My piece on M42

I have finished polishing my latest article in Phil's Scribblings: M42: ... r_M42.html
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Messier Objects

I am writing a new series, starting with this introduction: ... ssier.html
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