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M57 Ring Nebula and M27 Dumbell

Hi all I took these images on the 2nd July,hope you enjoy,thanks for looking.
Andy
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Hello new member

Madamx is a new member of the forum sky at night magazine, very pleased to be acquainted and make friends to share everything in life with people. Especially learned from the forum.
Thank you.
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Travel scope: 70/500 vs 80/400 achromat? Travel scope: 70/500 vs 80/400 achromat?

I'm looking for a lightweight telescope under $300, capable of being transported in a backpack for hikes (along with its mount). For general purpose: I'll use it for both astronomy and terrestrial. I live in a white zone, so from home it'll be planets and the Moon, but from out of town I can hit some brighter DSOs too. I'd also like to take photos of birds and such, by attaching a DSLR. I realise ...
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Telescope viewing

So I've recently bought a telescope and I was viewing Jupiter last and I could see it with 4 of its moon. But Jupiter itself just looked like a ball of light (a bit like the photo attacked below). I use a Nova 114mm x 500mm reflector telescope and a 10mm lens with a 2X barlow. Was just wondering if there is any way I can better my view of Jupiter and maybe start seeing ...
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ZWO ASI120MM not viewing planets

Hello. My first visit.
I thought that it was time to introduce the grandkids to astronomy, so I bought a really cheap 90mm GOTO Mak, not expecting very much.
I can’t use it outside yet as it is not dark enough while the kids are up, so I decided to practice from my living room and was very surprised when I got viewable images of the moon, Jupiter and its moons, Saturn and it’s rings ...
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Jupiter

okay I know this is a stupid question, but how do I actually find Jupiter? cheers
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6x30 or 9x50 finderscope for 90mm Mak?

I'm looking to buy a 90mm SW mak as a lightweight travel scope (goal is to be able to take it on hikes in just a backpack). It only comes with a stock red-dot finder, so I'll pick up a finderscope for it (an amici prism one). Question is: should I go for a 6x30 or a 9x50? I'm leaning towards the 9x50 one, but I'm worried that might be overkill for a scope of ...
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Venus from 06/26/2018

Hi all I managed to get a shot of Venus before it vanished out of view.I thought I would share but is nothing special.Thanks for looking.
venus1.jpg

Andy
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Windows 10 SGP and Atik camera problem

Hi

I have recently installed a Kodlix mini computer on top of my scope to reduce usb cable length and movement.
I have come across a problem with Windows 10 Pro which is pre-installed on the Kodlix and Main Sequence Pro/SGP and my Atik 414EX camera.

The camera doesn't always connect when I bring up SGP and connect the equipment in the sequence panel. The camera usb lead goes straight into a USB port, not ...
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