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by M54
Tue Dec 16, 2008 7:24 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: ETX-LS ccd
Replies: 0
Views: 942

ETX-LS ccd

Does anyone have an idea how many pixels the soon to be issued Meade ETX-LS will have on its sensor?

Everything I have read manages to not say.
by M54
Sun Dec 14, 2008 8:40 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: 10x5 Bincoluars
Replies: 9
Views: 3289

DISCLAIMER: This information could well be wrong, I had printed it out and if I recall it was a list of a few binocular objects. Trouble is all I have is the list and no description of exactly what the list was/is. M36, M37, M38 open clusters in Auriga. M35 in Cancer. M42 Orion Nebula. M31 in Androm...
by M54
Thu Dec 11, 2008 8:41 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: It ain't rocket science..
Replies: 10
Views: 1784

Years ago I used to buy optical items from Melles Griot.
They used to cut any lens they had to any diameter.
The range was extensive so give them a search and see.

Last I knew they were around the Cambridge-Ely area.
by M54
Fri Dec 05, 2008 6:25 pm
Forum: Astrophysics
Topic: Mathematics
Replies: 16
Views: 8912

If the OU course looks a little imposing try a look at It is 3 universities that have clubbed together to offer a degree in astronomy but I think they also offer courses from the GCSE grade upwards in astronomy. It may be an easier introduction and may also offer a broader set of...
by M54
Sun Nov 30, 2008 12:09 am
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Celestron Nexstar 5 or 6
Replies: 5
Views: 2133

Read this as I am also thinking of the 5 or 6 inch. Concerning transport have a look for one of the everyday travel trolley cases that are available from various shops. I use one for the small refractor I have and it very good. I keep all the accessories in it such as 12v car adaptor and a mains ext...
by M54
Sat Nov 22, 2008 8:37 am
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Mains to 12v Converters
Replies: 7
Views: 2115

I have a 12v unit that attaches to a car to power my Meade. When at home I now use a 240-12 unit that I bought from Halfords for powering car attachments. (I burnt out the small convenient unit I had :cry: It sounds as if you need a similar item. The cost seemed a little high for what it was (probab...
by M54
Tue Apr 29, 2008 6:36 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: any other recommended sites for 2nd hand relescope sales?
Replies: 1
Views: 795

You could try, (Tring) they have classifieds and it seems you can place an ad. Don't think there is a charge or anything. (Cambridge area) used to have a list of items for sale but not sure if it is still there or what the arrangements are. Had a feeling it was/i...
by M54
Sun Apr 27, 2008 3:16 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: What size scope?
Replies: 0
Views: 665

What size scope?

Placed this under General as the telescopes and Instruments appears less relevant or too specialist. I have a small Meade goto that I bought a few years ago. Haven't really used it a lot but it is easy to set up and I have all the bits to run it from a car. Would like something a bit bigger, mainly ...