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by Tom_054
Mon Dec 31, 2012 6:36 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Just starting
Replies: 25
Views: 7858

Re: Just starting

Great thanks David, I went ahead and purchased the kit anyways, see it a good investment in the long run to be honest. Having the case ect makes it so much easier to be carting them around. Its just as i was reading reveiws on websites ect i see some people where slating the stock eyepieces with sha...
by Tom_054
Mon Dec 31, 2012 6:21 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Just starting
Replies: 25
Views: 7858

Re: Just starting

David,

I currently have a 6, 12.5 and 25 mm with a 3x barlow
by Tom_054
Mon Dec 31, 2012 5:26 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Just starting
Replies: 25
Views: 7858

Re: Just starting

Hello again everyone, dissapointing clouds are hindering my eagerness therefore I have been surfing the internet. This ones about eyepieces, I have found what looks like a very good and reputable eyepiece kit from celestron, no doubt you all know which one I mean, but here it is anyway http://www.am...
by Tom_054
Wed Dec 26, 2012 1:55 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Just starting
Replies: 25
Views: 7858

Re: Just starting

Hi again everybody, the time was upon last night to use my scope for the first time! managed to get a decent look at the moon and luckily Jupiter! found it a little struggle to set up for the first time, all though i did it, balanced the scope ect. The only thing i didn't do was align it with the no...
by Tom_054
Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:01 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Just starting
Replies: 25
Views: 7858

Re: Just starting

To be honest David, the bino's are property of the MoD therefore I can't take them away with me for personal use (although no one would miss them: P just showing how much they are used). I work on an airfield which as you can imagine is secluded enough to have very little light pollution around it i...
by Tom_054
Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:59 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Just starting
Replies: 25
Views: 7858

Re: Just starting

Thanks alot David, funny enough I have a pair or works Avimo's right here that i just went out back with and considoring the 7 x 42 I was amazed at how even this piece of kit opened up so much more than the unaided eye! I guess im in for a treat once i start with the proper kit! I will definately go...
by Tom_054
Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:10 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Just starting
Replies: 25
Views: 7858

Re: Just starting

Brian, I do not wear glasses so I don’t need to specifically look for lots of eye relief. I did a little Google search on collimation and looked into the theory behind it, was a good little read. What tell-tale signs am I looking for when testing bino's (pros and cons for astronomy) because it may b...
by Tom_054
Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:58 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Just starting
Replies: 25
Views: 7858

Re: Just starting

Thanks Brian and Rachel, From what I’m reading I’m also considering buying a set of binoculars now (i can see you guys are going to love spending my money :P) apart from the ones mentioned, any other recommendations for a decent set of binos that are going to see me through for a while and ill not n...
by Tom_054
Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:36 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Just starting
Replies: 25
Views: 7858

Re: Just starting

Getting some great responses and tips here guys and its much appreciated, and it’s good to know the general consensus seems to be i have a worthwhile scope here by the looks of things, as for imagery that’s no big deal at the moment anyways, maybe something for future endeavours. Those books and the...
by Tom_054
Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:52 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Just starting
Replies: 25
Views: 7858

Re: Just starting

Thanks for the replies guys. Great tips from yourself David and I’ll make sure I bare them all in mind once I get started (can't wait!) and as for the magnification I believe the lowest is 36x yes, in the box I have the following accessories; -PL 6.5mm and PL 25mm Eyepieces -Finder scope 6 x 30 -Bar...
by Tom_054
Sun Nov 25, 2012 5:15 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Just starting
Replies: 25
Views: 7858

Just starting

Hi all,I would like to start by saying thanks to all that read this post and for you to remember I am an absolute beginner! so all guidance is welcomed.I am happy to announce I have just snapped up a Jessops Astronomical Reflector Telescope 900-114 ( http://www.jessops.com/online.store/categories/pr...