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Hi All, can anyone tell me the field of view of the Meade 9.7mm eyepiece and the Meade 26mm eyepiece,both are the plossll's.

Thanks Roy.
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Poor encoding quality of MPEG video on coverdisc

I was given a gift subscription for Xmas, and I have the November and January issues here. I'm not really a fan of magazines, but I must say that I am impressed with both the content and layout of the magazine.

However, I found the TV episode to be of extremely poor quality, both on my Mac/PC and via a standalone DVD player. This is especially surprising, given that it is encoded at 1.7 Mbps*. ...
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Jan Issue

Hi, I have not received my January issue as yet, I have sent two emails about this but have not even had a reply. Sugestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Hi I have just purchased my first scope a Meade LX200 GPS 8" and would like to buy a CCD, Meade make 2 ccd's ( Deep sky imager & Pro ) and i was woundering if anyone has eather one of these and what do you think of it ? im thinking of taking photo's of planets to start with and then move on to multi images for stacking of lower light objects. Thanks in ...
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Can anyone recommend a a decent webcam that doesn't cost a fortune?
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Skyhawk 1145

does anyone think these are worth it as a beginners first scope??? £100 and £110 respectively
any comments would be appreciated
regards M Brown

Skyhawk 1145

SKYHAWK-1145 114mm (4.5”) f/500 Parabolic Newtonian Reflector
• Magnifications (with eyepieces supplied): x20, x40, x50 & x100
• Highest Practical Power (Potential): x228
• Diameter of Primary Mirror: 114mm
• Telescope Focal Length: 500mm (f/5)
• Eyepieces Supplied (1.25”): 10mm & 25mm
• X2 Barlow Lens
• Parabolic ...
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Buying my first light filter. HELP !!!

Could anybody give me advice on getting a light filter. I have heard that some give artificial colours, i would rather not have one of these.
Would i be able to get something reasonable for around £50 ??

I'm using a 4 1/2" f4.5 reflector and an 8" f4 reflector Any replies appreciated
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Whats a good LPR Filter ??? PLEASE !!

Does anybody know of a good light pollution filter. i have heard that some give artificial colours, i would prefer a filter that doesn't do this.

Could i get something reasonable for around £50 ?

Any replies much appreciated

4 1/2" F4.5 reflector & 8" F4 reflector
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Improving Optics

Hi Ninian,

Thanks for that, I've played around with the idea of getting an LPR filter but is there one that can also enhance nebula's, DSO's etc ,etc.??


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Reflector or Refractor

I'm new to astronomy, and have just been observing the night skies for about 8-9 months now. I have a 114mm by 500mm focal lenght Reflector and a 203mm by 800mm focal length Reflector. I first observed Jupiter then Saturn, Venus, Mars and most recently M43 the Orion Nebulae, But although seeing these objects for the first time was amazing, the images weren't that clear, so i would now like to find out how i ...
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