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  2. That pier is used for a modified EQ8 and an EdgeHD11 (that is the current setup for that pier). We have to mount and dismount the setup at the start and the end of each session – hopefully not for long
  3. Thanks, will buy some dew heater band, but i just can't find the right way to attach it to the scope, ie for the primary mirror. as you said that you never bought dew heaters, i just assumed you never had to use them
  4. Very nice! ...and yes, the translate works well. Is that angled pier for a Mesu ?? Tony
  5. Milos, Very interesting indeed. The Translate works fairly well and is understood. You will have a fine observatory once completed. I look forward to the next parts as you build.
  6. Vielen dank Stefan, Kein probleme ich kann eine wenig Deutsch sprechen.
  7. lots good info here for the poster to think about
  8. Hi everyone, I would like to present to you our observatory that we have been building for quite some time now. Hopefully, the end of the construction will be reached by the end of the year. We are buidling it at our local dark location where we usually do our astrophotography works and obsevations. Who are we? Well, I am a member of the amateur astronomy society Aristarchus (Aristarh in Serbian). We are based in Central Serbia. We have an article with the details of the contstruction, unfortunatelly, it is available only in Serbian. Luckily, you can get a glimpse of it if you use Google Translate: https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=sr&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Faristarh.rs%2Fdrustvo%2Fopservatorije%2Faristarh%2F I would be happy to answer any questions you might have and I will share our further progress here. Clear skies, Miloš
  9. How do you define three park positions on the MESU? Great mount OP!
  10. Their description mentions the following though. ”Thanks to the catadioptic system (integrated barlow lens) the length of the tube is despite to its tall focal length kept short,” The EQ2 version isn’t mentioned on the Bresser site so perhaps discontinued although Telescope House trades as Bresser UK and stuff is shipped from Germany?
  11. That Pollux does not look like Bird-Jones. It looks more like F/5 newtonian with barlow lens. Bird Jones design should be more compact. It might be that image on Bresser website is not true item, but compare that image: To this telescope sold on TS website: Ratio of diameter to physical OTA length don't match between the two, and one on Bresser website looks like regular F/5.
  12. Yes, that's better, IMO. You could keep one of you previous lights as reference so that next time you can point the camera with the same orientation and add more integration time. Then, if you use your UHC to cut through light pollution, the new image with more contrast could become your luminance layer, and the previous one (with unfiltered colour) be superimposed as RGB after coregistration. In this way you could benefit from higher contrast and SNR, AND keep natural looking colours.
  13. A great mount at a great price and don't be put off by the reasons the vendor has put for wanting something different.. It'll work perfectly as others will attest to. Dave
  14. Bresser does a version on an EQ3. https://www.bresser.de/en/Astronomy/Telescopes/BRESSER-Pollux-150-1400-EQ3-Telescope.html
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  16. I use a laser sight to get the scope on target because I can't twist my head around very well anymore. Just be sure to check the skies before lighting it up and be aware of local laws and regulations (Australia in particular).
  17. ohh sorry I thought was a 5" reflector didn't know it was a 6" as I was on my phone on my first reply so it was hard to open link, so yes your 6" scope will need a eq3 the eq2 is too light. so if you ever upgrade then it should be to the 8"f/5 reflector on eq5 but its abit more heavier and bulky. But since u already have it use for now learn the sky, learn the consteallations and where objects are. That will get you started when you are ready for something bigger and better. joejaguar
  18. Just ordered the 17.5 from FLO. Glen.
  19. ADM Vixen Dovetail Plate Adapters One pair of these adapters in excellent condition. £39.00 Posted to UK The Vixen Dovetail Plate Adapter (VDPA) allows you to attach accessories to a Vixen (V series) dovetail bar. The Vixen dovetail is approximately 1.75" wide with a 12 degree angle. The VDPA features a large clamping surface as opposed to single screw pressing on the dovetail. A countersink for a 1/4x20 socket head screw is drilled at the center. Spring loaded and guide pins for a smooth, easy opening solid locking system. Black Anodized and Stainless Steel for maximum durability and good looks. Payment by PayPal (buyer pays fees) or Bank Transfer John
  20. OK guys will leave it at that for now just go to wait for the moon to raise its head now.Deep sky objects going to leave for some time happy to get photos of ~Moon-saturn-jupiter etc got to find out about srtacking next i think,appreciate the help feel like i an getting some where now
  21. Thats a lovely image, super colour. I have just got a UHC lens to see it i can cut down on LP a bit. I'm in whats classed a bortle 4 but there are sodium lights just outside my perimeter which throw things off a bit. In the mean time, I went back to raw data and tried to get a bit more out of that image and got a bit more colour at the cost of some rather dodgy looking stars.
  22. If what this needs is an ftdi then why didn’t isn’t it in the box? That dog don’t hunt, I believe you’d agree. thanks for tryin, dan
  23. on a EQ mount but no motor as of yet go t to save the pennies for that being a 75 year old pensioner have to be carefull
  24. lol i am not sure who i am talking to now.ok state of play is i took camera out of live view aligned scope view finder to scope i hope pasistiond scope to some tv antennas about 250 yards away placed camera on viewfind vie canon eos rig and t piece ,using scope focus ring i got the antennas into image took a photo and hey presto antennas in photo
  25. Is your scope on a motorised equatorial mount, @djs44?
  26. Class Pleiades.. Class scope...looks like a winner
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