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Beginners Forum / Orion spaceprobe 130st
« on: December 28, 2017, 02:42:21 AM »
Hello everyone,

I am in the difficult process of choosing a first telescope and so this is already my third post in a few days.
After looking at several reflector telescopes for a 300 euros budget I think I have identifed my best choice as the orion spaceprobe 130st as it offers the same focal length and aperture as others but give two good plossls eyepieces and a mount that seems sturdy and very good amazon reviews. I just wanted to ask if anybody could give me a report of their experience with this telescope and tell me if they think it is a good choice. Also if they think I would need other accesories.
Obviously if you know any other model with similar characteristics which you think is better please tell me.
Thank you all.

Giovanni.

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Mounts Questions & Expirience / EQ mount with no meridian flip
« on: December 28, 2017, 01:51:05 AM »
Now when I have started to use my observatory I face a new problem, meridian flip. Earlier at my balcony I didn't have any problem because I only had a free view to East.

Can that problem be solved and still have a German equtorial mount? After have googled on it I found some people who have solved it, not exactly how I want it but close.

I have collected my information on my homepage and a first simple drawing how I think will be a good solution for me who live at latitude 59 degrees:http://astrofriend.e...idian-flip.html

I'm a bit angry at myself that I didn't think about this before I built the pier and observatory, it had been much easier if I had been built it alreday from the beginning.

Tell me if you have done any attempt to solve this, maybe better ideas then my own.

/Lars

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Most of us, whether we recognize it or not, live in locations where the influence of the jetstream and winds aloft in general is a variable and important influence on a night's potential for observing.

Do you monitor those conditions and factor them into your decisions?

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Reflectors Telescopes Forum / This is a Fabulous Website and Forum! but...
« on: December 24, 2017, 01:50:33 PM »
... I have just spent 20 minutes trying to find any hint about the way to edit or remove my post; afterward trying to find some other way to get the moderator or perhaps find out that they are so I could contact them to discover how to edit or remove my article.

It appears it should be much easier to find / do any of these things.   I could just be getting old and feeble-minded, so thank you anyone for assistance.
John

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