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About steviebee

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    Archaeology, History and sitting in my Garden looking up at the night sky.
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  1. steviebee

    Hello from Norway😃

    Welcome to SGL.
  2. steviebee

    Hi from South Wales

    Welcome to SGL Martin, you have come to the right place for friendly help and advice.
  3. steviebee

    Inward travel focus

    Just been out and tested it. I can actually see 4 moons of Jupiter, something I have never seen before with the ST102mm. OK Jupiter has a bit of a tail/flaring that moves around as I position my eye on the EP, but a heck of a lot better. Again many thanks to you all for your help. Steve.
  4. steviebee

    Inward travel focus

    Bruce Leeroy, thank you. I have just loosened the screws from under the focusing wheel and it has now gone in all the way. Sod's law it is overcast now so I will not be able to test it. It certainly looks as-though it has given an extra 10mm of inward travel. This is what I love about this forum full of people only too willing to offer help and advice. Thanks again to you all Steve.
  5. steviebee

    Inward travel focus

    Thats great, thank you. I assume where I have arrowed is where I remove it from? Regards Steve.
  6. steviebee

    Inward travel focus

    Thanks for that johninderby, I will give this some thought. How much have you taken off? I was thinking about 5 to 10mm.
  7. Not sure if is the right section, so please move in need be. I have a SW Startravel 102mm, I like the scope a lot and for views of the Orion Nebula etc it is very good. The problem I am having is it does not have enough inward travel for focus. I use a 2" diagonal which is a SW one and a SW LET 28mm lens. With this set up it is not quite in focus when fully in. I also use a 12mm and 10mm 1.25 lens. I use the 2" - !.25 reducer, again there does not seem to be enough inward travel with this set up. If I use a 1.25 diagonal it is fine focus being about 50% out. My question is if I was to remove about 5mm of thread at the back of the scope would this be detrimental to the scope at all? It would I feel give me the extra inward travel it needs I have attached pictures to show you the thread. I am competent enough to remove the thread just wanted to seek your views. If not is there anything else you could suggest. TIA> Steve.
  8. steviebee

    X and V - 20180422

    I saw the X very clearly with my 102mm Startravel, but I could not make out the V.
  9. steviebee

    celestron cpc 800

    Thanks for your replies. PeterCPC It says Aux 1 and Aux 2. Can I run my Altair GPCAM cooling fan off of one of these ports?
  10. Any one know what type of plug fits the socket with arrows pointing to it. I am after one that fits in there with a female USB the other end. TIA.
  11. Hi, I was wondering if it is possible to get a connector that goes from either the Aux 1 or 2 ports on my 800 CPC to fit a USB type plug?
  12. Reduced again to £480. Must go getting moaned at!!!!
  13. Now SOLD to Kevin, Many thanks!
  14. Forgot to say, you actually drill the scope not the focuser. When I did mine I put soft tissue paper down it to stop any swarf getting onto the lens.

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