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dale blue

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  1. Hi John,I don't know if it's the one I saw but this morning walking to work from rayleigh train station,I sore a big meteor at 5.25am travelling in a SW direction at about 10 degrees elevation.

    It was fairly bright and lasted about 4seconds.

    I was very exited as it was one of the best I've seen

  2. I was out last night with my Skywatcher 127 with the motorized AZ mount, and the altitude motor started to slow right down, it also sounds terrible and there's also a funny smell. I just tried it again and its really slow, its only 4 months old :) I cant find any warranty information on the Skywatcher site, what do I do?

    Its this one -

    Maksutov - Skywatcher Skymax 127 SynScan AZ GOTO

    how is it powered?

    if its the supplied battery case,then it might be under powered.

    use a power tank

    dave.

  3. Hi people,

    Ordered a skywatcher 127 supatrak from FLO ON 4/3/2011.

    Had to wait 2 weeks as out of stock.

    Within a week of receiving my scope,the motors on the mount developed a fault.

    Sent the package back to FLO 5 days later.

    At this point some communication between myself and FLO got crossed wires and will keep a long story short.

    Received a new 127 supatrak on 20/5/2011.

    The thing is i was very frustrated at the start of this order but Steve and Martin explained and apologized to me of this mishap.

    I was also compensated for the delay.

    Even though i had a rough first order with FLO,i will use them again

    because they never shut the door on me and deeply apologized.

    Steve,Martin and James please keep working hard with the hobby we all love.

    Thanks Dave Hilton;)

  4. Hi people,

    Just purchased a 127 supatrak and when i've come to set up home using the printed index numbers on the mount,they seem to be out by a few mil after i've used a spirit level on the scope in the horizontal position.

    Should i go by the level or the index numbers or does'nt it matter?

    Cheers Dave.:)

  5. hI JMURRY01,

    I see it on the news and it was discovered by the french.

    It is about 20 light years away(rocket speed 300,000 years)and has possibly liquid water with high carbon dioxide levels and twice the amont of gravity.

    Its in the goldilocks zone.

    This is the kind of stuff thats got me into astronomy,wicked.

    David

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