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by phillj
Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:57 am
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Spike = Newbie
Replies: 10
Views: 4436

Hello Spike and a warm welcome to SPA.

phillj :D
by phillj
Sat Mar 21, 2009 7:35 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: ISS
Replies: 3
Views: 1254

Hope to see it tonight @@, looks like I will have two bites of the apple, first at 19.20 and the second at 20.58 lets hope it stays clear.

phillj
by phillj
Sun Mar 08, 2009 7:30 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Hallo, Everybody! newbie here!
Replies: 3
Views: 1952

Hello Ellie and a warm welcome to SPA. I don't have your scope but have read that it's a good started scope. Have you got a red light torch, it will save your night vision when you have to look at charts or read etc. And the book " Turn Left at Orion " will give you a good idea what to look at in a ...
by phillj
Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:40 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Which Screws to Undo on Skywatcher Scope
Replies: 5
Views: 1816

I would like to thank the people who have replied to my post. I have e mailed davep of this forum. He has the same scope, and has informed me that to get the mirror cell out I have to undo the three screws that are flush with the back. I would like to thank Dave for his prompt and helpful reply. phi...
by phillj
Mon Mar 02, 2009 3:57 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Which Screws to Undo on Skywatcher Scope
Replies: 5
Views: 1816

Which Screws to Undo on Skywatcher Scope

my Skywatcher reflector 130 came without a centre spot on the mirror, and I need to put one on. How do I take the mirror cell out. There are six screws on the back of the scope. Three flush with the back and three extended out about an inch. Does anyone Know which ones I have to undo to get the miro...
by phillj
Mon Feb 23, 2009 4:14 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Finder scopes
Replies: 7
Views: 2161

Dave my 130mm reflector came with a small finder, that was next to useless. I replaced it with a red-dot finder and a 9x50right angled finder. The red-dot finder gets me close to the area I want to be. And the 9x50 finder lets me home in on the object I want. Can't praise the 9x50 finder enough. phi...
by phillj
Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:47 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Eyepieces
Replies: 1
Views: 1140

Eyepieces

I have a Skywatcher Reflector 130mm x 900mm scope with motor.The ep's that came with it I have replaced with the Meade 4000 series 9.7mm & 26mm, and am pleased with them. I am looking to buy another ep, the Meade 4000 series 6.4mm, Meade 5000 series 5.5mm or the Celestron x-cel series 5mm. Could any...
by phillj
Tue Feb 17, 2009 3:51 pm
Forum: Space exploration
Topic: Space Daily
Replies: 2
Views: 2533

Thanks for the heads up Davej, have bookmarked it, think I will be dipping in there most days.

phillj
by phillj
Mon Feb 16, 2009 3:51 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: A New Worthy Book in the Bookshops
Replies: 3
Views: 984

Thanks for the info Mike. Will be paying a visit to my local Waterstones in the near future.

phillj
by phillj
Tue Jan 06, 2009 7:49 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Just too cold!
Replies: 16
Views: 3021

Sounds dedicated enough to me George. I managed about the same
at 4.30am this morning, here in North Somerset.

Lets hope for more clear night skies
phillj
by phillj
Tue Jan 06, 2009 3:39 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Brr! ..
Replies: 13
Views: 3492

Went out at about 4am was cold, but so few clear nights/ mornings had to do it!! So clear could easily see all of Ursa Minor stars with unaided eye, a rarity for me with my LP. So glad I did, managed to see Saturn. never seen it with the rings closed before. Aso split Castor another first for me, al...
by phillj
Fri Jan 02, 2009 10:02 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Complete novice
Replies: 6
Views: 2513

Hello Bill and a warm welcome to SPA. I have had the same scope for a while now and have had many hours of enjoyment. I'm sure you won't be disappointed with it.

Happy New Year
phillj
by phillj
Tue Dec 30, 2008 8:47 am
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: hi all
Replies: 4
Views: 1788

Hello Macca and a warm welcome to SPA. I have a Skywatcher 130pm Reflector,130x900. It's not a GOTO but does have a small motor that allows you to track a object when you have found it. The mirrors are good quality and i find does not need a lot collmination. It is light and easy to set up,and the v...
by phillj
Sat Dec 27, 2008 9:59 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Complete Newbie :)
Replies: 4
Views: 1827

Hello Andy007 and a warm welcome to SPA.

Here's wishing you a Happy and Prosperous New Year
phillj
by phillj
Thu Dec 18, 2008 5:21 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: New Member - hello
Replies: 8
Views: 2802

Hello Coco and a warm welcome to SPA

Merry Christmas
phillj