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by Ender Of Days
Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:38 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Please Help!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 3590

Check the power, they do go funny when the power drops even by a slight amount ! I haven't got the same scope but Id be doing a Motor Calibration check and stuff like Training the Drives etc, Also with my scope I have to return it to the Home Position if it ever goes wrong,not just north,they get ve...
by Ender Of Days
Sun Jan 01, 2012 11:26 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Complete Novice - But enthusiastic learner!
Replies: 12
Views: 4983

JAN
How are you powering the scope ?
as power is everything for a goto scope,it doesn't take much of a power loss for the things to play up,
Just practice indoors as much as possible and get to know the scope back to front,it helped me with my 125,

JJ.. :)
by Ender Of Days
Sun Dec 25, 2011 11:01 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 3
Views: 881

same here,
hope its been a good one for everyone out there in telescope land :D ,
by Ender Of Days
Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:07 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Panoview of 180° on Mount Vettore (Italy)
Replies: 2
Views: 713

Realy nice picture ! :P
by Ender Of Days
Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:18 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Painting OTA rings White
Replies: 1
Views: 658

Personaly Id use something that isn't permanant,like acrylic
but Ive a fair bit of that and use it for a whole lot of stuff,at least you can go back to the original Black if ever you want,

JJ..
by Ender Of Days
Sat Nov 05, 2011 2:13 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Jupiter with the Atik Titan
Replies: 5
Views: 1088

Nice !


JJ.. :)
by Ender Of Days
Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:29 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Maksutov cassegrain help
Replies: 10
Views: 2802

Ive had my ETX 125 for a while now and have (so far) not had an issue with it, they come in around the £600 mark which may be a bit steep for you, so the similar Skywatcher is nearer the mark, not sure what tripod you get with the Skywatcher though, If you could get a wider field short tube reflecto...
by Ender Of Days
Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:11 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Bright streaks across wednesday night
Replies: 6
Views: 1099

:)
Several years ago I saw about 27 Perseids in a couple of hours,it was by far my best obs of Meteors,
I managed a few Orionids up at a friends once during a party,I was taking a brake out back and got about 7 in 5 mins,

Sadly Ive never captured anything good on camera as yet :cry: :D

JJ..
by Ender Of Days
Fri Oct 21, 2011 5:34 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Show Us Your Eyepiece Sets
Replies: 22
Views: 4743

David Frydman wrote:Old astro eyepieces were 24.5mm or 0.965 inch from memory.
I just checked,You are correct .. 0.965"
don't know why the figure came into my head,
Either way the 0.9 exit holes are just too small to look through for me,the best eyepiece I had was (iirc) 20mm,


JJ.. :)
by Ender Of Days
Fri Oct 21, 2011 3:06 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Bright streaks across wednesday night
Replies: 6
Views: 1099

"I have seen the I.S.S in the night sky which was a bright streak that came and went" I can't understand your comparison between Meteors and the ISS, The ISS would appear to be a bright Star moving slowly across the sky, Or am I reading it wrong ? If it was the Orionid Meteors,then you had better lu...
by Ender Of Days
Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:33 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Comet Garradd
Replies: 179
Views: 22123

Having read through this thread I decided to give Garradd another go last night,despite it being quite low by the time I got the "125" ready it was easily found,right in a small 3 star triangle, I wasn't sure if it was Garradd or an open cluster so I drew the field down and checked Stellarium .. I u...
by Ender Of Days
Wed Oct 19, 2011 4:44 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Show Us Your Eyepiece Sets
Replies: 22
Views: 4743

The only one's Ive used to any degree before now were some old 0.75" ones from an old refractor, needless to say the 4000's are stunning in comparison :lol: Ive tried them all but not much due to the weather,but I do love the 40mm and the 32mm,and the one that came with the scope .. the 26mm, I only...
by Ender Of Days
Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:48 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: M8: The Lagoon Nebula in H-alpha from my balcony observatory
Replies: 2
Views: 672

Thats an incredible image :shock: :)

and I love the map,its amazing theres so much detail to point out !

JJ..
by Ender Of Days
Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:45 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Unusual object observed!
Replies: 4
Views: 863

It sounds a bit like an Iridium flare,but not sure of the orbital path

Have you checked Stelarium at all ? great free program very usefull too


JJ.. :)
by Ender Of Days
Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:49 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: m27 from midcalder
Replies: 10
Views: 1284

Really good shot there,
You took it on the Meade DSI ? whats it like compared to a standard webcam ?

JJ.. :)