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Sh2-132 "Lion Nebula" in HST palette

I managed to shoot some SII and OIII data last night to finish this off although for part of the evening I was shooting through bonfire smoke and then high mist at the end of the night. Although conditions could have been much better I'm still pleased with the final result. This was taken with the Televue NP127/FLI astrograph on my Paramount ME with exposures times of 24x10 minutes Ha, 22x10 minutes OIII and ...
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2" Filters (LPF,UHC,O111)

I have 3 " filters for sale:

Skywatcher 2" LPF £18
Optics 2" UHC Filter £50
Castell 2" O111 Filter £50
All have storage cases
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A One-Inch Telescope

I wonder how much could be seen, with a very small telescope. If it was used for Astronomy.
Suppose the telescope has an Object Glass with a diameter of just I inch, which roughly equals 25 mm.

What sights would it be capable of showing?
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November Kick Off

So far, I've made 3 sunspot drawings and taken a lunar shot: ... -2014.html

I like to think my blog is worth following and if you wish to see whether it has been updated or not, you can check here:

Does anyone else here have a blog? I can put links to it on my website.
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October Report and Video

My viewing was restricted by cloudy skies and my wife's operation but I still managed to find some interesting stuff on the Sun and Moon.

The report is here: ... -2014.html

The video is here: ...

Music is "All my love" by Led Zeppelin.
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De Forking a Meade LX10

Hi Guys

I want to de fork my LX10 OTA to enable me to use it on my HEQ5.

Would anyone know (or has performed this task) the procedure for de forking?

You assistance would be a great benefit


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Dobsonian used for astrophotography

Can anyone explain why a Dobsonian telescope os not good for deep space photography? I understand that deep space needs long exposures and the Alt-Azimuth mount will not track the object properly.

Hopwever if the scope is fitted with something like SynScan then does it not track the object and keep it in view for a long enough period to take a still of the object? I guess the mption of the motors introduces camera ...
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Canon 450D Astro DSLR

Canon 450D camera, enabled for H Alpha light. £150 ono.
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LVI Smartguider 2 standalone (no laptop needed) guider, as new. New cost £500+, looking for ~£150. Offers considered. (Bought originally from Baader)
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Goodevening to one and all

Ian here , interested in all aspects of astronomy no telescope as yet but hoping to get one in the near future as I would like to try astrophotography .I live on the west coast of Scotland near Glasgow , I am retired so I finally have the time to get into astronomy , really interested in dark energy, matter and dark flow , feels like we are at the edge of making some discoveries ...
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