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Saturn 02/09/18 First Prime Focus

Saturn prime focus 02/09/18 21:10, 0.6 second exposure and Titan too!

I can just make out Rhea in the original (I think!)

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Prime Focus

Just been experimenting with the new telescope and the camera. This is a shot of an ariel cable junction box on a chimney on a house 200m down the street. The camera is a Sony A300 DSLR and I was never able to get it to focus on the Dobsonium but it seems much more at home on the SCT.

At first the camera was on the A setting and it wouldn't take a picture ...
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August was poor for the Moon and planets, for me, but great for meteors.

Full report: ... -2018.html

Monthly summaries: ... ective.pdf

Video of photos with Nobody's Fault but mine by Led Zeppelin:
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Trouble viewing anything other than the moon

I have only recently got my first telescope so I may somewhere be making a easy mistake but I thought it would be best to ask I have gotten some great days looking at the moon it looks amazing but when I look at something say mars I can see the support and a black spot in the centre I know that my eyepiece is focused I am using an Orion SpaceProbe 130ST Equatorial Reflector ...
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Starry Nights 7 SE for Windows 10

Firstly, sorry to hog this forum with my silly questions, but the advice I'm receiving is so helpful to a new hobbyist such as myself. :D

I was very happy to find a Starry Nights 7 Celestron SE software download link and pw came as a free add on to the Celestron Astro Fi 130 telescope I recently bought. This should allow me to control ...
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Hello Everyone

Hi from South Wales UK.
I'm into binocular Astronomy,meteors,comets.
Used too me a member of the British Meteor Society back in the 1980's.
Look forward too chatting too you.
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The Celestron Astro Fi 130 Newtonian set up question

For the past few months I've been trying to decide which telescope to buy with the help of you good people. I've been umming and ahhing so much over which scope to get that I think I'd still be doing that for the next few months if I didnt just go out and buy one. So today I went out to my local Argos store and bought a reduced priced Celestron Astro Fi 130 ...

Hello, Im a newbie member

Hi everybody, I am glad to be a member of this forum. Im looking forward to getting to know this community!
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Non-collimateable primary mirror?

I'm looking to buy a telescope and really like the idea of the Sky-Watcher Star Discovery 150i f/5
It has Wi-fi (which I wouldn't normally go for) but it also has the capability to be manually moved to look elsewhere and afterwards it will slew back to where you were originally looking.
Other Wi-fi enabled telescopes I've seen such as the Astro Fi series do not have this capability and can only be moved ...
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Nexstar Evolution First Light

Well I've had the new telescope for a week now and tonight was the first cloudless evening! So I double checked the red spot finder again and set up in the garden at 8ish to check out the moon in day light. Brilliant!!! the clarity was really good. The 13mm eye piece caught more detail than I've ever seen. Vega was out first as usual but too near the zenith to see. I started to ...
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