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Another "is this telescope for me" question

Hello all

I was shopping around on the on the internet earlier when I came across a used Skywatcher Explorer 200P Telescope + EQ5 Mount. It was addvertised as being a good scope for astrophotography and was just wondering if i could get a second opinion on please? Any input on this would be very much appreciated.

Thanks :)
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A biginers photography problems... help?

Hi guys.

I have an Astro master 130EQ MD with a:130 mm (5.12 in) appature, a 650 mm (25.59 in) focal length and a focal ratio of 5 (the mount is a CG-3 Equatorial) and whenever my girlfriend and I try taking photos of planets or galaxies using a DSLR (DX40) we just seem to get "white blobs" with no fetures what so ever. I was just wondering if we are doing anything wrong or ...
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Question for Moderators: Free online stuff

I'm currently writing for a free online magazine. Am I allowed to "advertise" here?

I do not make any money from it.
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July so far

Mostly solar and lunar but also been trying out a filter for an equipment review.

I've also done some constellations and Melotte 20 (Alpha Persei cluster).

Click here: http://sungazer127mak.blogspot.co.uk/20 ... -2014.html
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Ballinskellig Astrocamp 2014

A group of Amateur Astronomers from clubs in Ireland will be heading to Europe's only Gold Tier Dark Sky site
in South Kerry... The dates have been finally agreed on and they are Aug 22nd-24th.. We will be meeting up and staying at Skellig Lodge in Ballinskelligs, Co Kerry at 7.30pm on Friday 22nd.. This will be a free event designed totally around observing with speakers and workshops on Saturday 23rd from 1pm.. You will ...
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Antikythera mechanism

I'm sure that most of you good folks here will be familiar with the Antikythera Mechanism - the 2100 year old gear driven orrery like machine found in a ship wreck off Greece.
For those that only have vague recollections of this incredible device, it was a machine the size of a shoe box that could accurately predict where in the heavens to look for all the major heavenly bodies known at the time. It ...
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June Report and Video

Due to the lack of dark skies during the week and cloudy skies at weekends, most of my images are of the Sun and Moon (not that they're that boring) but there's pics of Aquila and Cygnus showing some of the faint surrounding constellations.


http://sungazer127mak.blogspot.com/2014/06/june-2014.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNcb3Yu ... xg&index=7
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Gravitational Lensing

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I was watching this doco on "The largest Black holes in the universe" on you tube in 480p resolution.
I noticed a very large distortion within the grainy low res image at 16:12 / 24:58 mins . It appears to be some kind of lensing effect or photo manipulation... Can you help me find out the answer ? Picture is at 16:12 / 24:58mins

I'm currently looking for the actual image ...
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Gravitational Lensing

I was watching this doco on "The largest Black holes in the universe" on you tube in 480p resolution.
I noticed a very large distortion within the grainy low res image at 16:12 / 24:58 mins . It appears to be some kind of lensing effect or photo manipulation... Can you help me find out the answer ? Picture is at 16:12 / 24:58mins

I'm currently looking for the actual image and look for myself, ...
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Stolen telescope

Had a Facebook astronomy member tell me of a stolen Meade LX200 from near Kings Lynn.Please keep a look out if offered one cheap or seems suspicious.
Thanks.
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