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Daz Type-R

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  1. Sorry forgot to mention, the guides to look for are the lazy Susan bearing and the setting circle mod. While the setting circle is not necessary, I do think Skywatcher in the infinite wisdom should of introduced a bearing into the 200P like they do on their bigger dobs. I found my dob base useless until I did the mod.
  2. Welcome to SGL. The 200P is a great starter scope but I find modifications have to be made to make it usable. These are inexpensive to do and don't require great DIY. See my signature for examples. I have done a few guides on here, that should give you a starter for 10. Regards, Daz.
  3. Hello and welcome to SGL.
  4. Daz Type-R


    Hello, welcome to the forum.
  5. I`m going to compile my list when i arrive on the Thursday, I have never been to an SGL event before so have no idea of the FOV of the sky from the site, but i have been to other star parties before so will just hopefully add to my messier list, currently on 54 out of 110 so hoping to add to that. I also think somebody said the moon will be about early on in the evening so will make a start on the lunar 100, only done 2 so far - lol.
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  7. Does that not count as "dirty visual" ???
  8. Welcome to the forum.
  9. Never use tap water alone, it dries and leave behind all the salts and other minerals on the primary. I have removed and cleaned mine, it's not that difficult. (This applies to my 200P). So first off, I stuck a bit of tape on the OTA and then on the mirror cell outer casing making sure both bits of tape were aligned so that when I came to put it back together, the cell and OTA go back in the exact same spot (important). I then undid the 3 or 4 screws that bolt the mirror cell to the OTA and gently lifted the OTA off the mirror cell (mine came of easy). I then left the primary soaking in tepid water with a little blob of washing up liquid for 5 minutes or so (the washing up liquid was none of that fragranced stuff, just pure washing up liquid) and then using surgical cotton wool (yes there are different types of cotton wool) moving gently from the inside out, very gently wipe the primary. I changed the cotton wool after every wipe, just in case I picked and dirt and grit up, didn't want to scratch the primary. Once done I propped it on its side (all the above had the mirror still in the cell) and poured IPA (Isopropyl Alcohol) over the mirror ,this will stop any streaks forming. I then left to dry, then aligned the 2 bits of tape on the cell and the OTA up and inserted the cell and screwed back together, quick collimation and job done. Took about 35 minutes. Good luck.
  10. Hello and welcome to the forum, good luck with your build.
  11. Is the forklift for all the food you are bringing?????
  12. Hi, welcome to the forum.
  13. Hi and welcome to SGL, good to have you on board.
  14. Hello and welcome to SGL.
  15. Hello and welcome to SGL. Never too late to start something.
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