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« Reply #25 on: 11/10/2009 13:48:52 »
Sheepy has been up all night playing with his huge thingy. Silly billy, doesn't he know he could go blind doing that, then what'll he do with his telescope?

Here are some of his first major finds:



LOL !!...I'm having to dictate this to my secretary as I can no longer see the keyboard.....the third from the right...is most definitely a heavenly body !   ;D
 

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« Reply #26 on: 11/10/2009 13:51:02 »
There should be many sights dedicated to the amateur and beginner sky watchers...

There is Kareny Mam...I have already joined two astronomy forums and have been welcomed. I have even been offered assistance which I am eager to accept....which is nice ! 
 

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« Reply #27 on: 11/10/2009 13:51:43 »
LOL..Well my constellation was turning really red and getting hot....

Wonder what that means??? LOL..

Does that mean I am burning out or up? LOL..
 

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« Reply #28 on: 11/10/2009 13:53:53 »
There should be many sights dedicated to the amateur and beginner sky watchers...

There is Kareny Mam...I have already joined two astronomy forums and have been welcomed. I have even been offered assistance which I am eager to accept....which is nice ! 
That is very cool.. I hope you have loads of fun star watching!
 

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« Reply #29 on: 11/10/2009 17:48:16 »
As Techmind points out, learning to point the thing (the telescope) is challenging. Suggest you start off with the lowest magnification eyepiece till you get the hang of it. Also, I think the collimation adjustment will be less critical at lower magnifications.

Funny thing with telescopes is it's often much more about light capture than magnification power. Also, the greater the magnification, the more sensitive everything becomes to setup, vibration and thermal effects.
 

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« Reply #30 on: 12/10/2009 03:23:57 »
hey neilep, i think collimation entails adjusting the mirrors so as to have the light coming in the tube and exiting the eyepiece in the dead centre of it. if its slightly out you get a kind of smudge/blurred area of light to one side of your target. if your scope is brand new it may not req coll' as is should have been set at the factory.
 i reckon the first thing to do is to align the finder scope with the main scope to do this you find a stationary target with the main scope and lock it into position then adjust the finder so as the cross hairs (or red dot if its a red dot finder, but yours dont look like one of these) and then your away..............suck it and see as they say
 

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« Reply #31 on: 12/10/2009 11:56:29 »
Thank ewe Geezer & @@,

I really am most thankful for your kind advice.

I have had someone contact me who lives a few miles away and he has offered to take me through the basics. I think once I get those out of the way I can actually start enjoying it. At the moment, I am enjoying it's beauty by looking at it....I just want to start looking through it.  I think it may be this weekend when we plan to meet up.

Thanks for your advice and support. As soon as I make my first proper viewing I will report back here. I can't wait !
 

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« Reply #32 on: 12/10/2009 14:52:51 »
Nice eh ?

was delivered ....erhmm...Thursday !

















The tripod, the mount and the finder are the same as the ones I have. The telescope tube is different: I have a 120/1000 refractor. Bought just last week...
 

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« Reply #33 on: 12/10/2009 17:10:49 »
Wooo !!

Get over here from Italy and we can do some stargazing together !!  ;D
 

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« Reply #34 on: 12/10/2009 18:48:30 »
Wooo !!

Get over here from Italy and we can do some stargazing together !!  ;D
I would come, if I could!
Ciao.
 

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« Reply #35 on: 12/10/2009 19:12:37 »
Lightarrow heading for London in his Fiat 500



Note left arm positioned for rapid gesticulation.
« Last Edit: 13/10/2009 03:32:27 by Geezer »
 

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« Reply #36 on: 12/10/2009 20:02:58 »
 :D ;D

(P.S. That's not a Fiat 500, however, but a Volkswagen beetle).
 

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« Reply #37 on: 13/10/2009 03:36:14 »
I'm pretty sure it's a Fiat. Take a closer look.

Of course, it would be a lot less beaten up if you had not put it in the Monte-Carlo Rally.
 

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« Reply #38 on: 13/10/2009 20:55:33 »
I'm pretty sure it's a Fiat. Take a closer look.

Of course, it would be a lot less beaten up if you had not put it in the Monte-Carlo Rally.
;D ;D
 

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