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Battery power

I like gadgets, I don't buy for the sake of buying but when I do I look into things, which is why I have two Pebbles (13200 mAh) , see photo.

I travel a lot as a photographer with Classic Cars Magazine, and rely on backups for charging, phones, batteries for cameras, etc. In fact I carry 2 car batteries in the back with a large inverter.

But having bought the scope I wanted a ...
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Has anyone heard of this solar scope

Has anyone heard of this solar scope

DayStar SolaREDI 66 - H-Alpha Solar Telescope

http://www.daystarfilters.com/80/80.shtml

Thanks
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heater query

Hmmm not impressed that the dovetail bar makes installing the dew heater on the scope a pain, so as a novice do I install it INSIDE or OUTSIDE the dew shield

Inside I assume.

Makes fitting the shield a pain

Thanks
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2nd telescope buying advice please Meade LX200 or other

Hello,
I have had a passive interest all my life in astronomy but never owned a telescope.
However, four weeks ago i pulled from neighbors bin a broken 700x76 reflector with missing eyepiece etc.
So i set about fixing it up and got a new £6 ebay 12mm eyepiece, made a laser collimator from bits i had and with some wonderful help i now have a working telescope.

Problem is i have now been bitten ...
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Basic equipment for astrophotography

I am completely new to astronomy.
I have an opportunity to buy a new Celesteron 102 slt.
For £300. I do not want to spend a lot as it may be a temporary craving.
I have Eos film and Canon digital cameras.
I also have a Canon T ring.
Would the above 'scope be suitable and would a 2x Barlow be a good choice and do I need to buy another T ring for this? ...
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remote focus advice please

Ok, we have the scope setup that we bought last week what i am looking for is a remote focuser that fits to the OTA of the Celestron 8" HD Edge

I am told that they are available but JMI have not come back to me, any help please
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First scope which needs to be portable

Hi

Would be grateful of some advice. I'm looking to buy my husband a telescope as a birthday gift. He is a knowledgeable about the night sky but has never owned a scope before, having star gazed just with the naked eye or with his birding binocs (8 x 42).

We live in a town so it will most likely be used on trips up into the Yorkshire Dales, camping trips (drive to site and ...
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help controlling a Celestron

Most annoyed, I have been thrown out of the forum twice, have no idea why server problem perhaps.

I have just returned to Astronomy and bought NEXSTAR EVOLUTION 8 HD WITH STARSENSE
Two questions please.

1. Can you tell me which remote focuser fits this scope, say JMI, I can't locate one that says it actually fits this tube, or how it fits.

2. I want/need to control the scope NOT with a tablet/phone but ...
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Sky-Watcher Telescope Advice

Hi!

I am thinking of upgrading my current basic scope to something new and I'm a bit confused...

The scopes which interest me are the Startravel 120mm or the Evostar 120mm. Both are in my price range of £250 - £350.

I want a good all round scope which will also enable me to do some amateur photography (mostly through a smart phone).

What are peoples thoughts? I am not very knowledgeable about the differences ...
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Star Adventurer Mini - issues

Anyone got a Star Adventurer Mini mount? I'm having trouble with the mount's "console" app on my android phone in that it quite regularly refuses to "connect" with the mount despite the phone being connected to the mount's WiFi. I can't decide if it's due to my phone being Android v7.1.2 or another app messing it up. Seems to work fine on my older android v5.1 phone.

Suggestions or success stories about this mount would ...
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