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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.


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.


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?

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.

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