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After following Saturn last night and looking at it's rings, I then went to the Moon. It's not everyone that can say that, and mean it, well sort of. :-D

Can you figure out how I did this? :-)

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«Reply Sep 3, 2017 at 19:28 pm»

Take a photo down a telescope?

Please don't have nicked them off NASA!

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«Reply Sep 3, 2017 at 21:31 pm»

Yep I've bought a telescope. Clear sky here tonight, I'll be out there later.

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«Reply Sep 3, 2017 at 22:03 pm»

On 4/9/2017 at 21:31 pm, Luke Richards wrote:
Yep I've bought a telescope. Clear sky here tonight, I'll be out there later.


Really? How awesome!

Dude, which telescope did you get? I would LOVE to try the same.

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It's a Meade Refractor 102mm f=7.8 FL=800mm. Used not new. 75 off eBay.

I think it would cost well over 200 new. Better than a 15 one from Argos.

Not a normal setup though it wasn't with a tripod but has a dovetail bar fitted with a 1/4" thread for attaching to a normal camera tripod. Not ideal though for stability (wobbles in the wind) and no fine control over it without having to buy a proper (expensive) tripod/mount. My tripod is pretty good though for a cheap one but I didn't buy it at the time for a telescope.

Ideal conditions out there tonight, no wind, trouble is because of that there's also b'stard midges out there and they're annoying me, which is why I've come back in for a break from them, and a cup of tea.

I need to get a Moon filter I'm finding it way too bright to look at. Argh!

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It shouldn't be too hard to find Neptune tonight? It's next to Hydor and that's pretty bright. Trouble is there's the glare from the Moon, and not sure if I can see Neptune with just a 25mm eyepiece on it's own anyway. I need some more eyepieces/lenses when I've decided what to get. If I spot a blue dot I'll know that's it. :-D

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Pinwheel Galaxy? Next to the big dipper / plough.

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«Reply Sep 3, 2017 at 00:01 am»

The Pleiades cluster is pretty to look at.

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«Reply Sep 3, 2017 at 10:37 am»

That's really cool.

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