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steviebee

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  1. Just pressed the button on a Telrad from FLO for my Nexstar 6SE.
  2. Focus knob has just arrived and fits perfectly. Thank you so much Trevor.
  3. Sorry Trevor looks like bit of finger blight with my last post. lt should say 'Wow thats great let me know what l owe you'. S
  4. Does anyone do the 3D printed fine focus knob for the Nexstar 6SE as l have just bought one as retirement pressie to myself.
  5. Love my little ST102, views of M42 and M45 are beautiful through it. l have had it about 7 years now and bought it second hand for £40. l love it so much l have instructed my family when the time comes to have my ashes put in it so l can always look to the stars lol.
  6. Thank you Julian much appreciated
  7. Could some kind person let me know what size bolts theses are on my SW 130pds Crayford please.
  8. Welcome from West Kent.
  9. Hi and a warm welcome from North Kent.
  10. Yes. 130 PDS in now all nice and snug along with its 50mm guide scope.
  11. Firstly welcome to SGL. Have you looked on eBay? l bought a flight case yesterday 850x270x295 for my SW 130PDS cost £52.50 which l thought reasonable. Obviously you would have to look for a size similar to the one you need. l have the eBay flight cases for all my scopes except my Celestron 800 CPC but will probably get one for that as well. Steve.
  12. We are on the edge of a small well spread out village, no overhead power lines so hopefully it will be Ok. l think there are only 5 or 6 street lamps as well so nice and dark.
  13. Thank you fifeskies much appreciated. l had bought the Cat5E cable but have not used it yet. Still it was cheap enough. l will get the Cat6 cable now. Expensive hobby this LOL!
  14. Hi fifeskies, update. l have found them on eBay l obviously did not look hard enough. So l think l will be OK now :-).
  15. Hi fifeskies I'm just in the process of building my Obs, well l will be when l can get back to France. My Obs is about 50m from my house and my worry has been the distance involved. l have just seen your post so thought l would ask a question or three. l'm not very techy but will have the help of a good friend who is who will set it up for me. Right now comes the silly question. The StarTech system pictured l assume you connect the Cat5/6 cable where it says Cat5/6 on the unit. A diagram of how it is set up would be good if possible. l have looked for the same StarTech system as in your pictures but cannot find it would you happen to have a link or point me in the right direction. Thank you in anticipation. Steve.
  16. Hi Burns84 have you looked on this site for second hand? https://www.astrobuysell.com/uk
  17. l have the SW auto focuser on my 130 PDS and will fit one to my ED80 when the bits arrive. Pics of my 130PDS and pics on another ED80. Going to look at the PDS to see lf l can do the same set up as the 80 ED.
  18. Hi Merlin66. l like your set up. l have just purchased the SW ED80 PRO and was going to fit the SW autofocuser to it. lt has the 10-1 focuser. Have you a list of the parts you used please so l can go down this route. TIA. Steve.
  19. Hi lm struggling a bit on the wiring for a diy cooler for my Zwo camera. l have a Digital Thermostat Temperature controller (see pic). l have connect it to a 12v live and it kicks in and out as it should as the temp rises/lowers. The problem l am having is how to connect the 12v fan so it works off of the controller. Please be gentle with as l am normally OK with electrickery but this has me flummoxed. l have attached a picture of the controller. Should the fan be connected to the Green and yellow lines as per picture? TIA. Steve
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