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by Jabber
Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Eyepieces and Filters
Replies: 3
Views: 343

Re: Eyepieces and Filters

Thank you Brian
by Jabber
Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Eyepieces and Filters
Replies: 3
Views: 343

Eyepieces and Filters

Hi all, I have a sky watcher 250p and I am looking for better quality eye pieces and filters to be able to get better views of planets. I have the standard 25mm and 10mm eye pieces that came with the scope and I am waiting for delivery of a x2 Barlow. Should I go for a 5mm eye piece such as this: ht...
by Jabber
Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Southern Sky
Replies: 2
Views: 150

Southern Sky

I can not see the southern horizon from my garden and so I am missing Saturn and Jupiter. Do they ever appear away from the southern horizon or do I need to pack my flask and drive somewhere better or move house?
by Jabber
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: books
Replies: 3
Views: 357

Re: books

I am more interested in text book style. The life of a star and the individual planets in more detail than 2 or 3 pages
by Jabber
Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: books
Replies: 3
Views: 357

books

Can anymore recommend a good place to search for astronomy books. I am really looking for good quality books on stars and the individual planets. I hate Amazon by the way :-)
by Jabber
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: What to look at?
Replies: 13
Views: 1309

Re: What to look at?

OK so I bought a Rigel Quikfinder for £30 from FLO and tried it out tonight and it works really well. I can now have confidence that I am looking at the correct star.
by Jabber
Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: What to look at?
Replies: 13
Views: 1309

Re: What to look at?

It gives a reverse image. I have bought a red dot finder and will see how I get on with this. Thanks for all the help!
by Jabber
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: What to look at?
Replies: 13
Views: 1309

Re: What to look at?

I have a SkyWatcher 250p and I use Star Walk 2 on my phone. The phone app is not always 100% accurate as I think my phone compass is not 100% accurate. I use the 2020 Collins Guide to the Night Sky. I also have a PDF version of turn left at Orion. I am struggling to find stars through my finderscope...
by Jabber
Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: What to look at?
Replies: 13
Views: 1309

What to look at?

As a newbie, I am still learning and I was out last night with my SkyWatcher using a 10mm and 25mm lens. The moon was amazing but still disappointed with what I can see of Mars (basically a very bright star with a red tint). My garden faces north and I can usually see the plough, cassiopeia and pola...
by Jabber
Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Dark Sites
Replies: 2
Views: 352

Re: Dark Sites

Thanks Bob,
I guess the first thing is to get a clear night! lol
by Jabber
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Dark Sites
Replies: 2
Views: 352

Dark Sites

Does anyone know of a good dark site around the West Yorkshire area?

Thanks
Simon
by Jabber
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Membermojo
Replies: 2
Views: 578

Membermojo

Hi,
I have just received my welcome pack and it tells me to log into membermojo with my e-mail address. How do I do this?

Thanks
Simon
by Jabber
Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Did I see Mars?
Replies: 13
Views: 896

Re: Did I see Mars?

Thanks for the advice. I don't have any serious sight issues, I just need glasses for reading and computer work. I am looking through the scope without glasses. I will try using the other eye and look into a 6mm eye piece and see if this helps.

Thanks again,

Simon
by Jabber
Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Did I see Mars?
Replies: 13
Views: 896

Re: Did I see Mars?

It does have a 1200mm focal length. It did not come with a 2x Barlow. To see more should I go for a 2x Barlow or a 6mm eye piece? Interesting to hear about glasses. I use them for reading only and having looked into the 25mm eye piece for any length of time, I have found a have a headache after. Wou...
by Jabber
Sat Aug 29, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Did I see Mars?
Replies: 13
Views: 896

Re: Did I see Mars?

Should I buy a Cheshire around £25 for the job?