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by Michael Hezzlewood
Mon Apr 07, 2008 3:19 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Saturn from the 4th March
Replies: 4
Views: 1587

Truly first rate Geoff. Nice sharp images showing loads of subtle detail.

Excellent!
by Michael Hezzlewood
Sun Apr 06, 2008 12:38 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: TAL-100RT - Refractor
Replies: 3
Views: 1519

Hi George, Tal's are excellent achromatic refractors and would be a great choice for someone who wants to take up lunar and planetary observation. They will also give the user some great views of the deep sky but as far as an imaging instrument I'm not so sure. For imaging the deep sky they may have...
by Michael Hezzlewood
Sun Apr 06, 2008 12:25 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Nebulae
Replies: 14
Views: 3800

My favourite nebula has to be the Veil in Cygnus. You don't need a big aperture scope for this but you do need a wide angle eyepiece and 0xygen 3 filter. A small rich field refractor would be perfect.
by Michael Hezzlewood
Sun Apr 06, 2008 12:05 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FOR SALE: Vixen GP-2 Equatorial mount
Replies: 0
Views: 1609

FOR SALE: Vixen GP-2 Equatorial mount

Vixen GP-2 equatorial mount, manual slow motion drives with 2X stainless steel counterweights and wooden tripod. Only three months old and in excellent condition. £210 inc P&P
by Michael Hezzlewood
Sun Apr 06, 2008 12:00 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FOR SALE: Takahashi 3.6mm Hi LE eyepiece
Replies: 0
Views: 1050

FOR SALE: Takahashi 3.6mm Hi LE eyepiece

Takahashi 1.25" 3.6mm Hi LE ED eyepiece. (Mint) £110 inc P&P
by Michael Hezzlewood
Sun Apr 06, 2008 11:56 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FOR SALE: Manfroto Tripod
Replies: 0
Views: 1026

FOR SALE: Manfroto Tripod

Superb Manfroto tripod with altazimuth/Panoramic head and Manfroto carrying carrying bag. (Mint condition). £100 inc P&P
by Michael Hezzlewood
Sun Apr 06, 2008 11:48 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FOR SALE: Baader 12.5mm microguide eyepiece
Replies: 1
Views: 1450

FOR SALE: Baader 12.5mm microguide eyepiece

Baader 1.25mm Orthoscopic Microguide illuminated reticule eyepiece.
Complete with instructions. Ideal for guiding and making accurate measurements of binary stars, Lunar and Planetary detail etc.

(As New), Boxed. £100 inc P&P
by Michael Hezzlewood
Sun Apr 06, 2008 11:41 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FOR SALE: Lumicon Hydrogen Beta filter.
Replies: 0
Views: 904

FOR SALE: Lumicon Hydrogen Beta filter.

Lumicon 1.25" Hydrogen Beta filter for visual use. Boxed. £40 inc P&P
by Michael Hezzlewood
Mon Mar 31, 2008 5:37 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: M13
Replies: 11
Views: 4683

A beautiful image there Chill, execellent!
by Michael Hezzlewood
Fri Mar 14, 2008 7:32 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: What Should I Expect To See
Replies: 7
Views: 3386

Hi again jonno, You are certainly not useless as you have enjoyed the Moon over the last few nights as well as looking at Saturn several times. M42 in Orion is situated below the three belt stars. If you look below the belt you will see three stars running down, these make up Orion's sword. Aim your...
by Michael Hezzlewood
Thu Mar 13, 2008 9:49 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: What Should I Expect To See
Replies: 7
Views: 3386

Hi Jonno, If you are a member of the SPA you will shortly recieve the latest News Circular in which there will doubtless be sketches of astronomical objects as seen through the telescope. The publications produced by the SPA will often include such sketches, so if you are not yet a member then perha...
by Michael Hezzlewood
Sat Mar 08, 2008 9:48 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: im not getting very good views of mar , need help..
Replies: 30
Views: 6151

Hi Jez,

Those are fine and will give you great views of the Moon and planets. It is worth noting though, detail on the planets can be ellusive at the best of times so persevere. Sketching what you see will help you to tease out more detail from your telescope and eyepieces.
by Michael Hezzlewood
Sat Mar 08, 2008 7:01 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: im not getting very good views of mar , need help..
Replies: 30
Views: 6151

Hi Jez, Again the eyepiece does not appear to be from a known manufacturer. They may be ok but the price sounds alarm bells to me. They appear to be too cheap. Try looking under one of the following; Baader, TeleVue, Celestron and Vixen. All the above suppliers offer excellent eyepieces that perform...
by Michael Hezzlewood
Sat Mar 08, 2008 12:00 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: im not getting very good views of mar , need help..
Replies: 30
Views: 6151

Hi Jez, I really wouldn't touch them. HR are an antiquated and inferior design. Go for a reputable brand name and eyepiece design. A good Plossl or Orthoscopic is hard to beat as far as planetary performance is concerned. There are more complex designs using special glasses that are also excellent t...
by Michael Hezzlewood
Sat Mar 08, 2008 11:41 am
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Want to buy 80mm APO Refractor
Replies: 27
Views: 6290

However, I think the little WO refractor is much too small for serious planetary imaging with a webcam. If you are really serious about imaging the planets I would go for at least 200mm aperture. From what I can see all the top planetary imagers seem to use 250 to 350mm aperture scopes. Cliff's adv...