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maximum magnification for a 70 mm refractor, please help

Hi all.
Ive got a question (again), what do you think would be maximum bearable and still watchable magnification with my meade 70mm, 700mm focal length refractor? As I want to update meade MA eyepieces that I got with the scope and Idwouldnt like to get something which id end up unhappy with. What is the max for planetary viewing? Max for deep sky? Doubles?
Thank you very much. Sorry for being such a trouble. ...
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M45 and Moon - comments please

Dear All,

I took the attached image of the moon and M45 last night at 1953hrs using my digital SLR and 70-200 zoom lens. I ve adjusted the image in photoshop by using 'auto levels' only. What I would like to know is have I recorded only the moon and M45 or are some of the 'stars' hot pixels from the camera. From viewing the image at 300% I THINK I've got only stars. Exposure ...
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Weird shadow effects during solar eclipse

Hi everyone,

I'm gradually publishing my images from Turkey and have put up some pictures (http://willgater.blogspot.com) I got of the crazy shadow effects that a solar eclipse brings. There's a nice one (I think) demonstrating the blurred and straight edges caused by a crescent Sun.

Will
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Earthshine during a total eclipse of the Sun

When the Moon is new from the Earth, the Earth is full from the Moon. The light from the full Earth faintly illuminates the Moon making the new Moon visible against a dark sky. For the most part the sky is way too bright to see this effect. However, at the time of a total eclipse of the Sun, it is possible to capture this phenomenon...

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Total Solar Eclipse from Turkey

Hi everyone,

Just thought I'd mention that I've uploaded some images of the total solar eclipse from Turkey on my blog (http://willgater.blogspot.com) for anyone to look at, if they are interested.

Will
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Total eclipse of the Sun

Hi all,

Just got back from southern Turkey. Here are some of the first photos (out of hundreds taken) that caught my eye. A truly awesome experience...

http://www.digitalsky.org.uk/solar/tse-20060329/tse.html
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Viewing the Sun

Today as there was a solar eclpise a question passed through my head.
What is the best way to see the Sun (considering both sun's image and price)?
Using a SolarMax telescope or using an Ha filter or a Calcium K filter?
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Partial solar eclipse took through telescope..

Not too great, but was pleased with how they come out.

Got the last half of it all (other side of it tho due to telescope, so looks like it started but was the finish of it all)..Last bit of sun to go and clouds rolled in..

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How "good" is your observing site?

Hi Gang,
Sounds like Andys question but it's a different concept. In my garden where I observe from I have a fantastic view of almost every horizon, the northern horizon slightly obstructed! Light pollution isn't bad either, friends and neighbours keep their lighting to a minimum when I have the scope out.
Whats your observing site like? Any obstructions with people or buildings etc. and if so how have you gotten passed it?
John.
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Comet Pojmanski Pictures

Hi Gang,
Did anyone manage to get an image of the recent comet as I only glimpsed it in a break in the cloudcover?
Thanks
John.
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