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by Lady Isabella
Wed Oct 01, 2008 12:41 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: How to spot Uranus
Replies: 9
Views: 3044

Hi An interesting thing about Uranus, is that it can undergo short term changes in brightness, making it brighter than the stated magnitude. More than a quarter of a century ago, I was involved in checking for such changes with other keen observers. Some used photoelectric photometry, while I was on...
by Lady Isabella
Wed Oct 01, 2008 12:26 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Utah starscape..
Replies: 23
Views: 7166

Hi

I would think that it would be interesting if the exposure time had been given. I only say this because I have tried a similar thing in the past,
using a wide angle lens, and know how difficult it is to get detail in the image.
by Lady Isabella
Mon Sep 29, 2008 10:13 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Some observing - at long last !!
Replies: 10
Views: 3753

[quote="davidm61"] Just as an aside, I have an 8" LX90 as well. This is a very capable scope, producing really good views of both planets, moon and deep sky objects. Yet for the planetary and lunar work the ETX, (because it's a Maksutov), despite having a smaller aperture, is far supe...
by Lady Isabella
Mon Sep 29, 2008 9:54 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Some observing - at long last !!
Replies: 10
Views: 3753

goodtime wrote:Wow, I'm impressed Lady Isabella, what scope are you using?
Hi Goodtime

I was using the following Apo telescopes, 102mm f/8 and 130mm f/7.7.
by Lady Isabella
Mon Sep 29, 2008 1:35 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Some observing - at long last !!
Replies: 10
Views: 3753

Hi davidm61

For me, Saturday night was the best night so far this year for seeing on Jupiter. Six belts, several zones and detail within the Equatorial belts.
Last night was not quite as good, but the Great Red Spot was easily picked-up.
by Lady Isabella
Mon Sep 29, 2008 1:18 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Searching for a 2in barlow
Replies: 1
Views: 1194

Hi rusirius I have a Skywatcher 2" ED, and have a problem when using it in the Japanese style, with my refractors. It takes a massive amount of extension tubes to reach focus. I have had to stop using it in that configuration. Before buying, I think you need to find out if the Barlow will be ab...
by Lady Isabella
Mon Sep 29, 2008 1:01 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Just taken the plunge
Replies: 30
Views: 7713

Hi Davej

That is a very nice scope for the planets and double stars. Could you make a small wooden hut on rails, so that all you have to do is roll it back for observing.

Hi jb1970
The problem with an 8 inch Mak would be cool down. That is a very big heavy piece of glass on the front.