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About steviebee

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    Star Forming

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  • Interests
    Archaeology, History and sitting in my Garden looking up at the night sky.
  • Location
    South West France/North Kent
  1. Welcome to SGL from another Kent resident.
  2. Thank you l will give that a try. l have tightened the grub screw it was quite loose. Seems a lot better thank you.
  3. I have just fitted the skywatcher auto focus to my 130 PDS. While it seems to work OK l feel there is a lot of play in the focus tube as though it is not tight enough. l can with just a little effort pull it in and out by hand. Everything is tight. If l remove the auto focus and revert back to manual focus no problem. Any suggestions? l have put a picture up to show the piece that can move in and out manually. l had the auto focus on a 200p and cannot remember it doing this. TIA
  4. l have the star travel 102. The views of Orion and the Pleiades are spectacular (well to me they are) giving good detail, and possibly even better than in my Celestron CPC 800. l use the EQ3 pro with the EQ5 tripod. l'm going to set this up as a budget AP unit. l have been using Harrison's for a long time cant fault them. He will give you good advice as well.
  5. l'm not sure and its only a guess but l think Juan is from Spain. He may have been visiting family and of course Spain like us is in lock down. Its only a thought as when l contacted him about 4 years ago he was out of the country.
  6. Noah4x4, I think Jessops have just gone into Liquidation :-(.
  7. Welcome to SGL, from Gravesend and the Lot (46). Steve.
  8. I have the same camera, I will get mine done by Juan in the not too distant future.
  9. I have an old Skywatcher EQ3 mount and that is Black.
  10. Welcome to SGL, many happy times in Kalba as an Archaeologist.
  11. I have just gone down this route. I was lucky and picked up a brand New EQ5 tripod still in its box for £50. Not used it yest but surely must be more stable.
  12. Many thanks for your replies. Ordered 2 x 1/4" 20 UNC bolts yesterday arrived this morning and they fit perfectly.
  13. Welcome to SGL, you have certainly come to the right place for help. Joining a local astronomical society is a good step you should get lots of hands on help. My first scope was a skywatcher 200p regret selling it now. Steve.
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