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by jimmynitcher
Sat Dec 25, 2010 4:41 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Canon camera + + T2 +Skyscan scope - how do I focus it?
Replies: 14
Views: 3649

Hi thanks but I don't think I want to spend more just to get a few pictures of the moon, think I'll get a refund unless anyone wants it.
cheers
james
by jimmynitcher
Thu Dec 23, 2010 10:26 am
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Canon camera + + T2 +Skyscan scope - how do I focus it?
Replies: 14
Views: 3649

Thanks, yes usefulness is what I want, it all rather hinges on that!

Are you saying I could buy a lens to fit the mount that will go into the barrel of the scope and allow me to focus on the moon?
by jimmynitcher
Wed Dec 22, 2010 5:56 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Canon camera + + T2 +Skyscan scope - how do I focus it?
Replies: 14
Views: 3649

Sorry, how do you mean? What for etc

thanks
by jimmynitcher
Wed Dec 22, 2010 10:47 am
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Canon camera + + T2 +Skyscan scope - how do I focus it?
Replies: 14
Views: 3649

Thanks for your replies but I've only just started really I don't want to be going through all that - naively I thought it would be a lot simpler. I'm abit surprised the guy at the widescreen centre didn't warn me, he seemed knowledgeable and friendly. Hope they'll refund it. Think I'll concentrate ...
by jimmynitcher
Tue Dec 21, 2010 9:11 am
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Canon camera + + T2 +Skyscan scope - how do I focus it?
Replies: 14
Views: 3649

So have I wasted my money on the T2 then?
by jimmynitcher
Mon Dec 20, 2010 9:38 am
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Canon camera + + T2 +Skyscan scope - how do I focus it?
Replies: 14
Views: 3649

Sorry should have said - its a Helios 150x1000, the mount is a Skyscan 2001.
by jimmynitcher
Sun Dec 19, 2010 4:44 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Canon camera + + T2 +Skyscan scope - how do I focus it?
Replies: 14
Views: 3649

Canon camera + + T2 +Skyscan scope - how do I focus it?

Hi

When its attached the scope become the lens I guess (I originally thought I would be able to photograph what I say through my lenses - so thats a bit of a disappointment) but the view is blurred no matter how far in or out I go - I tried the moon last night.

Thanks for any help in advance

j
by jimmynitcher
Sat Apr 17, 2010 10:02 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Help with inverted finderscope images?
Replies: 5
Views: 1995

Thanks for the encouragement, I've been meaning to get that book - now is the time I think.

thanks again
by jimmynitcher
Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:00 am
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Help with inverted finderscope images?
Replies: 5
Views: 1995

argh more money, thanks for your help.

Re the cardboard idea - I might try that but at the mo I'm using Stellarium on the laptop and that doesn't come with me outside so that might slow my learning down, I guess I could buy one, and a red torch..hmm

thanks again
by jimmynitcher
Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:59 am
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Help with inverted finderscope images?
Replies: 5
Views: 1995

Help with inverted finderscope images?

Hi I just got a Helios 150/1000 (is that f6.6?) for £150 and am rather pleased with the all-round improvements but the Skywatcher I had before had a red-dot finder, which didn't magnify or reverse images but this scope has a finderscope which inverts the image and I'm finding it really difficult to ...
by jimmynitcher
Thu Apr 01, 2010 2:58 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted-tripod for EQ2 mount
Replies: 0
Views: 745

Wanted-tripod for EQ2 mount

Anything that will do the job will do. It fell over (without the scope) and one of the legs broke - don't need the mount.
thanks
by jimmynitcher
Sat Mar 06, 2010 6:06 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Mars a tiny white dot
Replies: 37
Views: 10817

Hooray ! A result, last night I saw Saturn plus rings! Very exciting, I also looked at Orion Galaxy which was nice, a good night. Again, Saturn was very 'burnt out' like Mars in terms of colour, very white, it was like looking at a silhouette and I'm wondering whether I need a filter or something bu...
by jimmynitcher
Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:55 am
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Mars a tiny white dot
Replies: 37
Views: 10817

I'm desperate to see that - I once saw it when I was young and it left a real impression- I was out last night and looking in that direction at 11 but all I got was more white shiny dots so maybe it wasn't late enough, or...
by jimmynitcher
Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:44 am
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Mars a tiny white dot
Replies: 37
Views: 10817

Thanks Cliff your thoughts are much appreciated. Robin, I'm not sure why you think the Celestron Barlow is not worth it if it improves the image? I looked at the image you took with the 80mm and I can only assume there must be something seriously wrong with my scope. Its very clear at the mo so I'll...
by jimmynitcher
Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:02 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Mars a tiny white dot
Replies: 37
Views: 10817

Well I would have been well happy if I had seen that, or even anything approaching it - can bad collimation affect colour? I'm going to colllimate it anyhow, I've had it a couple of years and only just found out about it and my little girl knocked it over once. The moon looks amazing through it thou...