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    i would LOVE to have a telescope so i could watch the planets - my neighbour had one some time back and it was fantastic ...... i could get one, just wouldn't know how to work it!




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    Quote Originally Posted by Skywatcher, post: 27210
    Mo2 that was certainly Jupiter it is super bright it gets higher in the sky the further South you are so our friends in florid would find it quite high in the South.

    The ISS has made some passes recently but it isn't due for a while now I'll keep you updated when it is cos when it is it is as bright as Jupiter is now.

    Keith is referring to the Meade Mysky which is an awesoe piece of kit but TBH there are betetr ways I can spend your money :D

    :bounce022: OMG was it really - that's fantastic! Thank you :D




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    First time I saw it through a scope I was actually a little emotional - although I had had a fair bit of glenmorangie just prior :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skywatcher, post: 27228
    First time I saw it through a scope I was actually a little emotional - although I had had a fair bit of glenmorangie just prior :D

    i am still gobsmacked at what i saw when i looked through his one - he's moved now so i can't look anymore :rolleyes008:




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    If you ever see the rings of Saturn through a scope it blows your mind

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skywatcher, post: 27251
    If you ever see the rings of Saturn through a scope it blows your mind
    What size scope do you need to get to that level?
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    not big surprisingly a 3inch scope will resolve them but they would be small

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skywatcher, post: 27267
    not big surprisingly a 3inch scope will resolve them but they would be small
    *WOW* I'm astonished! I really do need to stop being lazy and buy something decent
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    remember though 1 scope will not be a jack of all trades I'm afraid - high f values for solar system - low f values for deep sky

    then it gets

    where do you live? would be ood if you could pop down for a look sometime

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skywatcher, post: 27286
    remember though 1 scope will not be a jack of all trades I'm afraid - high f values for solar system - low f values for deep sky
    hmmm sure, can see why the aperture would need to be different. Is that pretty much an absolute for astrononmy, or would a high f scope + some kind of auto-moving/tracking device, long exposure and a camera work for deep sky?

    where do you live? would be ood if you could pop down for a look sometime
    Up in Lancashire
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