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Hello all

The telescope came Friday so was up most of the night, saw the moon in some lovely detail, also not too bad images of Jupiter although a little blurred I could however see lines on Jupiter unsure if this could be down to the eye piece that came with the telescope, I did try it with different magnifications the 10mm and 25mm and tried both with the 2x barlow lens.
I attempted to ...
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condensation

Any simple advice on caring for my telescope and protection from condensation on the outside of the lens?? Should I wipe it with anything before putting the cover back on?
Thank you
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Non-computerised mount for Celestron

Hi all,
I have a Celestron Nexstar 127slt and I love it, but I'd like to get a non computerised mount for it, preferably alt-azimuth. It's a long story as to the reasons behind this decision and I suspect I'd be better saving up and just getting a new scope BUT that will take me many years so....... any advice much appreciated. Just looking for something reasonable that will hold the telescope. It has a ...
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Astrophotography with a 60mm refractor & Canon AE-1 SLR

Hi Sky!

I have a 60mm refractor that gives me great views of Jupiter, Saturn, the moon, the sun
(with a Baader Filter) and other objects. I also own a Canon AE-1 SLR. I recently bought a T-Ring
and T-Adapter for the camera. While the Plossl 28mm eyepiece displays enough detail of planets,
when I use this eyepiece in conjunction with the T-Ring and T-Adapter, I'm not able to bring
Jupiter into focus. I must ...
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Photography question

I bought a cheap 2nd hand Meade ETX70 so I could have a try at star gazing and for taking photos. I bought an adaptor so that I can attach my Nikon DSLR to the back, but was wondering if there is an adaptor that allows you to connect it to the Barlow lenses?
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Heq5pro autoguiding i

Hi guys i have a heq5pro mount which used to auto guide ok but only in ra, but now has stopped working
I.e im using phd ,no response from the manual controls , all works ok other than guiding , do i need a new mother board, any ideas, ive had it to bits etc hoping something might be loose but made no difference.
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Heq5pro autoguiding i

Hi guys i have a heq5pro mount which used to auto guide ok but only in ra, but now has stopped working
I.e im using phd ,no response from the manual controls , all works ok other than guiding , do i need a new mother board, any ideas, ive had it to bits etc hoping something might be loose but made no difference.
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Looking through the eyepiece..help!

Hello all, total beginner here!
I know this may seem a dumb question but what is the best
Way to look through the eyepiece? Close up, at a distance,
I just can't seem to find a happy, comfortable medium!
I'm sure I will be on here quite a bit as I journey through
The mysteries of the telescope! Thanks.
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Beginners telescope

Hi would really appreciate some help from you experienced guys out there. Looking to buy my first telescope and as song goes I am an Absolute Beginner! Budget of £200 for everything. I live in a small town with some light pollution. Looking to use in garden. Am daunted to be honest by the technical nature of this hobby and I am not the most tech savvy girl! Any guidance appreciated. Also looking to buy ...
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Technology question

I have recently purchased a Celestron GoTo telescope and have been trying to find out if I must buy a tablet or ipad or neither to use special apps? I do not have an iphone and I have a PC operating windows 8. CanI use an apple app with my pc or must I buy another kind of tablet or ipad. I am a little confused.

Many thanks for reading my 'silly question'
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