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Old 16-03-2005, 04:29 PM
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Now you will have to wait at least six weeks before the clouds will go away. Thats part of the curse, any time you buy something astro related you have to appease the weather gods and wait the mandatory time.
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Old 16-03-2005, 04:29 PM
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I'd have chosen a 9 or 6.5 mm over the 4 but there you go

welcome to the world of dobbing!
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Old 16-03-2005, 05:48 PM
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Thats just it Ving i didnt choose they are the ones Lee sent ....... so i take it that means the next purchase should be a 9mm ep?

is it worth getting (if poss.) 2" ep's ?

Your not wrong Rumples.... its been perfect viewing weather for the last few... days and now look at it !!!! GRRRRRR
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Old 16-03-2005, 06:01 PM
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Don't worry the same happens to most of us.
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Old 16-03-2005, 07:06 PM
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Frogtwat, ordered my scope from Lee yesterday BUT told him I would ring today to finalize the ep selection after I sort out what would be worthwhile for the scope considering I've plenty of plossls & kelners for the kids. I thought Id choose 6, 9,15 & 25 to give them a good variety.
Soooo,I rang them this morning and was greeted with
"Sorry its too late we sent it 1st thing."
What ep's?
4...Closed my ears....20
The lady who I talked to said she selected them & packed them in.So there lies the mystery of the wild ep selections people have received.I've since talked to Lee & he will replace the ones I dont want. So give him a ring & ask him to swap the ones you dont want. Doesnt hurt to ask.
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Old 16-03-2005, 07:42 PM
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Fair enough is the 4mm going to be any good with such a large (ha ha ha ) appp...app..... mirror ? or should i just do the 9mm for it ???

what about the others ?
12.5 15 and 30 ??????
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Old 16-03-2005, 08:06 PM
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I wouldn't use the 4mm, it's likely to be pretty bad.

I'd use the 9mm as my lowest, barlowed if seeing really good (rare). I've also got the 15mm, 25mm and 32mm GSO plossls.

With a 2x barlow, it gives me all the mags I need.
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Old 16-03-2005, 09:26 PM
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GSO ????? Ill call lee tomorow and see if i can get the 4 and 12.5 changed to 9 and 25.

Whats the go with theses "wide view" ep's.
and does anyone use 2" ep's ??

Mike ill check out the best spots to set up out here and ill buzz you one day if you want to come up !!!!

Night all
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Old 08-06-2005, 10:37 PM
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[QUOTE=Striker]

"I hate my Dob's wooden mount already......it would be ok if I was like 2 ft tall on some occassions, I just find I am always in a very uncomfortable position which make viewing all the worse....is there anything wrong with going to a EQ5 mount for a Dob 8...or am I going over board."

Hey Striker,

I'm looking over the older posts and I see you posed pretty much the same question as me when I came along recently. Did you ever put the 8" Dob on the EQ5? The folk here suggested pretty strongly that it wasn't a good idea. My trouble is that I basically like the idea of manouvering through the celestial coordinate system with fine control. BTW I am a cartographer who's job it is to understand terrestrial coord systems so perhaps I'm biased.
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Old 08-06-2005, 10:47 PM
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BC use a chair, Newtonians on an EQ mount get in even more awkward positions! unless
you have rotating rings and they would cost you as much as your dob did. Use a height ajustable chair and get comfortable.

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Old 16-07-2005, 05:26 PM
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Hi people, Just wanted to say that I'll be calling in here from time to time with some varying questions, and by the look of previous posts, it seems that everyone in here would be willing to help out with answers. Being a nubie and all, the saga of which scope to buy has had me a tad bamboozled so far!

Cheeers Rats
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Hi Rats!

Welcome aboard.
Let us Bamboozle you even more!!
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Hi Ice! I've dropped by a few times before but never took the time to register. Anyway, fine looking site you have here. Hope you don't mind a Yank dropping in now and again. I'll try to behave.




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Old 29-08-2005, 03:14 PM
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Hey Pegster, thanks for the feedback! Nice of you to drop by and say g'day We've had the odd yank come by from time to time, and yep they were odd, but they didn't cause too much trouble

, and come back soon!
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Old 29-08-2005, 07:38 PM
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and Square. You're more than welcome to join us. Don't you know our long term goal is to poach everyone from ALL the amateur astronomy forums.
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Old 30-08-2005, 08:18 AM
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Don't you know our long term goal is to poach everyone from ALL the amateur astronomy forums.
Careful what you wish for!


But seriously, thanks for the kind welcome to the odd Yank.

Oh, and Pegster works fine for a nickname or feel free to call me Tom if you'd rather (or 'hey you dumb Yank').
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Old 30-08-2005, 08:43 AM
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np and again welcome Peg2 (hmmm need superscript capability in these response panels), ok, Pegster
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Old 09-09-2005, 05:00 PM
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Fantastic website!

I have almost convinced myself to buy a 10" GSO Dob. After reading this site, a few questions have emerged:
1) Should I pay extra for the Bintel, or go Andrews and use extra cash for EPs.
2) Is the deluxe version worth it for a newbie?
3) What is short/fast focal? Will the 10" F5 disappoint me when looking at planets?

Am really excited about starting the hobby. Been fascinated for a long time, never had the cash to get a decent scope before. Almost confident that a GS represents good value.

I hope to be a worthy contributor to the site. Fantastic work Ice, its so good to have a dedicated local forum.

Cheers!
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Old 09-09-2005, 05:25 PM
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Welcome aboard the good ship IIS Captain...or should that be Sir...
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Old 09-09-2005, 06:27 PM
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Ayyy Captain

Your in Sydney so choose wisely. Andrews is cheaper yes, but Bintel seems to offer better service, their definitely more knowledgeable.
The deluxe version is worth it for the focuser alone,Definitely recommended.
The newt will give decent views of the planets, no problem, and top views of the fainter deep sky objects.
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