Just set up my new scope

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Just set up my new scope

Postby EIZO » Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:13 pm

Spent the last week getting it ready, software download, getting room ready for indoor remote observing and it is raining
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Re: Just set up my new scope

Postby tomaustin » Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:56 am

I just saw your post announcing your new telescope....I just joined this site today...You have a very nice scope and accessories...how has it been performing for you? I have a Celestron 127EQ with a nice selection of eyepieces and filters....having a great time watching Jupiter, Venus, the Moon and await the arrival of both Mars and Saturn any day now......thanks for the pic of your gear....good luck and great viewing....Tom
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Re: Just set up my new scope

Postby Aratus » Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:18 pm


Are you carrying the telescope outside, and then observing in your warm room, keeping an eye on it through the window? It is amazing what new technology can do.


Jupiter is now probably as good as it is going to get now, appearing in the south as soon as it gets 'darkish'. At 20 degrees latitude it is hard going though. July for Saturn, and August for Mars, but I'm sorry to say even lower in the sky 15 and 10 degrees respectively. :cry:

However, there are a lot of interesting deep sky objects around in August
I use an 11" Celestron SCT (CPC 1100) on an equatorial wedge, housed in a 2.2m Pulsar observatory. I use a ZWO ASI1600MC and Canon 500D for imaging.
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