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Is anyone else getting this error when posting? It started happening a few weeks ago.

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or is it just me?
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collimation

Hi all

done my first collimation last week and all appeared ok, I have one question , where should the focuser be.

Should in be fully in or out when using the laser.

Any help would be appreciated.

regards
tony
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collimation

Hi all

done my first collimation last week and all appeared ok, I have one question , where should the focuser be.

Should in be fully in or out when using the laser.

Any help would be appreciated.

regards
tony
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Moon to cros Orion's belt

The Moon will cross Orion's belt from 2025 GMT to 2312. Exact timing could vary up to 2 minutes, depending on location. If it's clear I'll post a photograph.
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Great Red Spot on the Meridian.

I noticed that Jupiter's GRS was due to cross the meridian (central line) this evening (30th). Planetarium software often requires you to manually input the longitude of the GRS to accurately portray it on the disc. This is a good chance to correct that figure. My estimate was that the GRS hit the meridian at 2226UT. So that equates with 245° That's the figure I will put in my Starry Night file (JupiterGRS.txt)

With air ...
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Newbie on the loose.

Hi all, I am new to astronomy and been ready a couple of books to start my interest in the hobby off. I am looking for a starter telescope that would enable me to see planets and stars for under 400 pounds. Any recommendations would be appreciated. I live in the countryside with small amount of light pollution. Thanks in advanced
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Jupiter's Brief Bank Holiday Appearance.

The unhelpful weather recently has meant getting out quickly and making the most of a short break in the cloud. Despite raining the whole of the Bank Holiday it did sort of clear up in the evening. There were plenty of very thin clouds, - but they don't have to spoil viewing the planets.
I went out at around 2145 UT. Although the cloud formed a slight halo around Jupiter it was still possible to ...


Upside down?

Hi all

Only my second post and second month of being a telescope owner.

I haveJust managed collimation on my skywatcher 130 Newtonian telescope and feel it went well , just a quick and I imagine to the experienced astronomer a proper derrrr question.

When I was sorting my red dot finder I picked out a chimney about 300 metres away and the view it gave me was upside down . Is this correct?

After ...
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SKYWATCHER 130 COLLIMATION

Hi all

I owned my last telescope as a child some 40 yrs ago and was keen to get back into the hobby.

New to the forum having owned a telescope for a couple of cloudy months.

I have just purchased a laser collimator. Watching the videos on line the primary mirrors appear to have a centre circle donut to align the laser. My 130 does not appear to have this donut.

Is this normal ...
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Skywatcher skyhawk synscan telescope 1145p

Hello me again just wondering if anyone can help me. I really don't know how to use the remote when I try and put my location in there isn't enough space to put all numbers I'm it asks for 4 or 5 numbers for first which is w and then asks for 3 or 4 numbers for the second one which is north. Now where I am ill post a picture mine has a lot ...
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