you do like playing dress up don't youOriginally Posted by britchick, post: 96423
You can see stars that aren't there!!!!!!
Stars that you can't see with the naked eye - there's bazillions of them out there.
Boy may have to starve tonight.
Dawn your first purchase should probably be one of these
it goes between the eyepiece and the scope and doubles the magnification - effectively if you have 2 eyepieces it will give you the choice of 4 magnifications rather than 2
These are the ones I have - most retailers seem to have them for this or you can wait for lidls to get another shipment - they do them every 6 months or so - usually sell out within 24 hours though
they are 10x and you will be able to see stuff you can't see with the naked eye -
telescopes aren't a set magnification the magnification you see depends on the eyepice you put in the end. the maximum magnification you can push a telescope to is effectively 50x per inch of aperture so for dawns 3.5 inch it is between 150 - 200 x is the top magnification
See now you're asking techy stuff.Originally Posted by britchick, post: 96434
I can see bigger things with it. :D
Got one with the telescope - we were using it just now. :Originally Posted by Skywatcher, post: 96432
I STILL haven't seen Venus through my brand spanking (Chris, don't focus on that word ) new telescope We are having torrential storms here tonight, and last night, and it seems like forever
Think I shall have to move house to Dawn's or Skywatcher's place Have you room for two telescopes Dawn? Oh, and another dog? And 2 cats?