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Daz Type-R

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  1. Is the Telrad considered heavy? I`m assuming it's not a problem as the majority of people seem to go for the Telrad. I`m only asking as I`m getting a Telrad soon and I must admit, I never gave size or weight a second thought.......
  2. I have the 200P scope (8") and find tracking things no problem at all. Also, to give you an idea of the size, the scope (minus the base) just fits nicely on the back seat of a Vauxhall Astra. If you have the cash, then go for the 200 upwards, the bigger the primary mirror, the better quality and more objects you could find.
  3. Hi, see my guide below to the "lazy susan bearing mod", smoothed out my turning issues I had perfectly.... http://stargazerslounge.com/discussions-mounts/158264-just-finished-modding-my-dob-base.html
  4. I have recently finished the lazy Susan bearing mod, full guide below if you need it....... http://stargazerslounge.com/discussions-mounts/158264-just-finished-modding-my-dob-base.html Regards, Daz
  5. Cheers guys, that's good to know. Never noticed any threads on my stock ep's so will have a look later. Thanks once again.
  6. Hi. Not sure if in the correct section so here goes..... Looking at getting a UHC filter (either Baader or Skywatcher) and was just wondering how they fit in the ep and do these filters fit all makes of ep? Currently have standard ep's at the mo but will be upgrading in the near future, so just concerned about how they fit etc. Cheers guys, Daz.
  7. Yeah, I would say it is worthwhile. I only ever use when looking for DSO that are hard to find with the naked eye, it just gets you in roughly the right angle, then a bit of left and right here and there and you tend to find what you are after. The only trouble is you have to get it really, really level for it to be of any use. I have a laser level device at home for when hanging shelves etc, so I use that. You only have to be a degree out in setting it and you will miss your object completly.
  8. Fantastic. Glad it has worked out for you. Shame about the glides sticking out the side, but I would rather have that, then nothing at all. Can't quite believe that Skywatcher don't improve their base. Suppose it is down to cost.
  9. Guys, I just finished modding my base a few weeks ago, check this thread which I posted detailing everything you need + how to do it etc..... http://stargazerslounge.com/discussions-mounts/158264-just-finished-modding-my-dob-base.html
  10. Link has been like that for a couple of weeks now......
  11. Hi. No problem, glad you found the guide usefull. I`m not too sure to be honest. Thats what I thought so that is why I went with the 1 inch ones just to be sure. As you can see from the pictures, still mucked it up and placed them too close to the inside, hence why there are 2 sets of holes . Also with the slide guides, you may have to remove the sticky back film, it was on a soft 2-3 mm base which was too much for my base, so I removed that, cleaned all the glue off the back and then used the washers to get the resistance right and screwed them down rather than sticking them down. Good luck and let us know how you get on.
  12. Another vote for the Sky & Telescope's Pocket Sky Atlas, Roger W. Sinnott. Fantastic.
  13. Nah, the wobble is coming from my unsteady hand turning the focuser knobs. I do not have an issue with the standard focuser, mine is nice and smooth, just my wobbly hand that is causing the issue.
  14. How will that benefit me over the standard focuser with the auto upgrade? It is turning the focuser knobs that is producing the wobble, surley I will still have to turn the knobs on the dual speed? Thanks for the reply though - something else to think about.
  15. Cheers Neil that would be awsome. If you don't mind sticking them up when you have a mo then I can get a feel for the installation before it arrives. Cheers everybody for all your replys, seems like a popular mod for the scope.
  16. I am no expert (having only collimated my scope once since oweing it) but I would guess the more precise the better. I would not worry too much about the distance, by this I mean 15 feet, I would only worry about the distance from the eye peace to the mirror. If you can not tell any movement in your collimator from 2 foot then I would say you are good.
  17. Thanks for that, order going in soon then - yay.
  18. Nice one, thanks for the quick reply, so no issues to report etc? Don't think I will use the connection to the pc, so won't bother with that? What size batteries does it run off, AA or is it a dc/ac electric hook up?
  19. Hi. Found this on FLO, this will solve some of my problems when focusing. First Light Optics - SkyWatcher Auto Focuser Has anybody had one and can they recommend it, or an alternative? Cheers, Daz.
  20. Damn, that gets me every time, I all ways, all ways, all ways fall for that. Really need to look more closely at the original post date!!! But it does beg the question, why reply to such an old thread?
  21. Tyke, if I have chance tonight I will stick up some photos of my 200P with me next to it so you will get some idea of the size. But for now, the tube fits across the back seat of a Vauxhall Astra (just) with the dob base fitting nicely in the boot.
  22. Thanks for the reply, so how far up the scope from the primary mirror end (bottom) would you go and how much opposite the secondry mirror would you use? Or shall I just try and flock as much as I can?
  23. Afternnon all. After a search on this site regarding flocking a company kept coming up called "Lyra Optics" who seem to be an importer for Prostart Flockboard. I understand this does not require glueing or sticking as it moulds itself to the inside of the scope. Now I have no intention to take the scope to bits, so I was just wondering if flocking even two thirds of it would be beneficial, I.e, from the primary mirror as high up as I can without cutting the flockboard? Or would I be best doing that then a small section directly opposite the viewer/secondary mirror? Regards, Darren.
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