Monthly Archives: November 2016

Skywatcher Startravel ST80 short tube telescope 10729

Unlike some telescopes that come with mounts unsuitable to handle the weight, the popular Skywatcher ST80 comes in one option with a heavy duty AZ3 mount that can easily handle telescopes 3x the weight of the ST80. The 400mm f5 … Continue reading

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Baader 2″ UV / IR rejection filter #2459210

The Baader 2″ UV / IR rejection filter is an absolute must have for webcam and CCD imagers. ┬áReflects destruction heat radiation. Scratch resistant 7 layer multicoating. Reduces ghosting for pin sharp star images. The only infrared blocking filter in … Continue reading

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Waters` Edge country park. Gadwall November 2016

I took this photo of a Gadwall at the Waters` edge country park at Barton Upon Humber. There was a number of them on the west pond. Lighting conditions were low, but the soft light made shadows less harsh. I … Continue reading

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North Lincs astro meeting. 7th November 2016

Around 25 attended the North Lincs astro meeting at Far ings on November 2016. Sadly the speaker was unable to attend, but we were rescued by Chris Roche filling the gap with an excellent 30 minute talk on Exo Planets. … Continue reading

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M45 Pleiades image taken with a Celestron Travelscope-70 21035

I took this image of M45 the Pleiades through a Celestron Travelscope-70 and a Canon EOS 1100D body. The mount was a Skywatcher HEQ5. Was not very well polar aligned, so kept exposure to 20 seconds to avoid star trailing. … Continue reading

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Celestron Omni XLT AZ 130 22152 overview and specs

The new Celestron Omni XLT 130 comes as standard with an AZ mount for ease of set up and use. With an attractive blue finish there are a few changes from the lower spec astromaster 130. The finder scope is … Continue reading

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