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despot67

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  1. Hi all, been a while since I have been on here and just want to open with my wish that everyone is safe and well in these weird nightmare times. A while back I sold my skywatcher 150p due to lack of use and I have been imaging with my celestron nexstar 127 but I am after a quick and easy wide field scope. This is also born with the prospect of Comet Atlas being a worthy visitor at the end of May. I have owned an ST80 some yeats back and was going to buy the 102 on its EQ mount as its quick and easy and good value and possible ok for the quick mirrorless camera sky shot - BUT - I see they do a diferent but exceedingly similiar model called the Starquest 102 on a similiar EQ mount and its possible to mount a single speed RA drive to this. I wondered if anybody had any insight on best to buy or has used both/either? Harrison telescopes do the starquest with a drive brought seperate for about £263 delivered. Any advice greatly appreciated.
  2. I'm going to hopefully buy a Celestron Advanced VX C9.25 GoTo SCT Telescope this sunday for £1150 and it seems mint. I think this is a worthy upgrade? Peoples thoughts?
  3. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F264421071754 Or this one as I dont mind a journey
  4. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F143353338414 What about this?
  5. I've only ever done planetary imaging on my 127 nexstar using a zwo asi224 but do own a few canon dslr as well. I'd like to do some dso imaging with my eos m50 as well. I'm going to upgrade and wondered if the 8se with a focal reducer is good enough or is the 200p a more do anything option? The size of the 8se is appealing but flo do a good 200p for £1150? I'm storing in a good man cave so my scopes dont travel far.
  6. Price added as I have added a lot to the scope so I cant go on the new price of the scope alone. yes its a complete package inc mount etc. Thanks for the advice and apologies.
  7. Upgraded 127 goto 9x50 finderscope power focus drive with spare belts and extension cord. I have the wifi adpter for this as well but this this is £80 so a saving on new Im after £350 or offers for the scope alone??? wifi is extra. Selling due to getting a 200p goto. Im in Stoke on Trent but can deliver locally.
  8. Selling my 150p with a 10mm and 25mm eyepiece modified as shown Motordrive 9x50 angled erect finderscope focus drive polarscope with attachable illuminator perfect condition Stoke on Trent - can deliver locally between Stoke and cannock where I work. £300
  9. Thanks Dave it does make sense. I have been looking at a nexstar 8 se this morning which I could get if I sold both of mine but I'm not sure of its dso abilities? But a new goto 200p or pd is affordable but again I assume this wouldn't give me any benefit over my celestron for planetary imaging?
  10. My 150p has a motor drive focus on it plus a drive for the eq3 mount and a polar scope so its upgraded. I have looked at the 200p goto scopes as an upgrade even a eq5 goto mount for my 150p?
  11. Well I've owned a 150p with a motor drive ( not goto) and a celestron 127 nex star which I use the most for planetary imaging use a zwo cam and wonder if a 200p goto would be a nice upgrade to replace both? I've got about £800 to spend and wondered what the members opinions are?
  12. I will give it a go tonight as need to align first (heres hoping for a clear sky though). I have managed to get my remote focusser to work today and aligned my red dot finder so hopefully I can do everything from the comfort of my pc/shed/observatory
  13. Hi all. Well last night I thought Id have a go at controlling my goto scope with stellarium. Got it connected and the software found the scope, designated the correct comm port and it clearly said connected. The handset though on the scope kept stating an error whilst I had it connected to the pc and I could not get it to move via the software (I had done a three point alignment first). Any idea's???????????
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