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Baader Hyperion Aspheric

Hi all.
I have a Skywatcher Skyliner 200p (f/6 l believe) and have recently purchased the Baader Hyperion zoom lens which l am quite happy with. I am now looking towards an eyepiece of 30mm + for observing DSO's. I rather like the Hyperion Aspheric eyepices and, to me, it seems a good idea to keep to the Hyperion brand. However, l cant seem to find a great deal of information on them, unlike the ...
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vernal equinox/Zodiac

This is NOT an astrology question. Nor do I believe in astrology.

I am so confused. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am totally new at this. i am trying to solve a historical question using Sky Safari 5 Pro.

FROM Wikipedia:

Unlike modern astronomers, who place the beginning or the sign of Aries at the place of the Sun at the vernal equinox; Babylonian astronomers fixed the zodiac in relation to stars, placing ...
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How accurate are sunrise/sunset times?

Hi all,

I'm new here and new to astronomy, and have a basic question - so this looks like a good forum!

I'm using the outputs from HMNAO Websurf for sunrise and sunset, and wondered if anyone can tell me how accurate these are?

In particular for sunrise/set, do they account for refraction of the earth's atmosphere, which makes the sun appear to be above the horizon even when it is geometrically below it?

And ...
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Nexstar 5SE or 6SE

Hello all,

I hope you don't mind the silly question and one I am sure you have heard before!

My son has been using his cousins Nexstar 4SE and has well and truly gotten the bug. I have been asked continually about buying him his first telescope and to be fair he has spent a lot of time researching which has been great to see.
He would like to go with the Nexstar 5SE, but ...
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who has the biggest telescope on this site )))))))

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By the way ??? who has the biggest telescope on this site

thank you very much and don't stay up too long LOL:) Ha ha ha
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When barlow lenses are useful/useless, beginner question

Hello everyone!

I am completely new to astronomy so this question will probably be both easy and a bit dumb. I recently received a Celestron travel scope 70, a fairly weak telescope for a good price in my opinion. I am happy with what it does so far, but I have the possibility of getting a barlow lens (x3) to use with it.
Now my question is wether this lens is even usefull in the ...
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can you make a TRAILER of Your Telescope \(^o^)/

hello my silly question is ????

hello nice to meet you I have found classic telescope
my question is does somebody else also make trailer off telescope,s

SEE MY 5 trailer,s
Go Too. Google and type this in ... Live Polarex

oFF ??

go to youTube .. type in ... Live polarex
you see my... trailer,s :lol:

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making a programme on ion drive

would you be interested in making a programme on ion drive, my theory is to react xenon with flourine to produce a compound thus increaseing accelleration. plus n.a.s.a'ers chang diaz claims 39 days for the trip to mars.

I'd be interested to hear your thoughts on this

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A good starter scope ready for imaging ?


I am very new to astronomy and I'm looking for a scope and mount that is good starter to general viewing but I can use for astrophotography later. I recently went to a local club and had a look through a few different scopes. I was going to get a 8 or 10" dob but, one they are quite big to store and transport and I would need to collimate it so I think ...
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Imaging Jupiter and the Full moon

I have been imaging Jupiter and the full moon a couple of nights ago. I simply used my DSLR mounted on a tripod imaging at different exposures to allow for the varying brightness of the Moon and the planet. I have images which I now want to compine in some way but have not worked out what to do. I have a few processing tools but not photoshop. Can you help please.
Many thanks

C. ...
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