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morimarty

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  1. Excellent Simon especially at such low elevation.
  2. What a pair of cracking images Sime. love the natural processing very subtle. Did you use the ir685?
  3. Hi kev Thanks for your reply, your findings are exactly the same as mine. I would love to know what thread size telescope express use on the orange upgrade counterweight shaft and collar they produce?
  4. I'm currently in the process of making a new declination shaft counter weight collar for my neq6 mount. It's all due to suffering flexure having drilled and tapped out the original stock collar to take a 1 inch" counter weight shaft. So my problem is what is the thread size of the declination shaft threads? I know the o/d is 28.8mm and the i/d of the collar is 28.1mm and a pitch is 1.0 on a metric thread gauge. So I naturally assumed it to be M29 fine thread, but when I looked it up in a Zeus book there is no such thread size. So could this be a sky watcher only size, I know I could just reverse engineer the collar but having a standard thread size to work to would be nice. Telescope Express do a counter weight shaft and collar upgrade so what thread size do they use? if any sgl'ers out there no I would be most grateful.
  5. What a great versatile scope the 120ed really is. Amazing detail in the first image in particular.
  6. Great set of images Paul, lots of fine detail on show and very well processed too.
  7. What a beautiful set of images Tom. They would grace any calander publication.
  8. I Could'nt resist shooting the crescent even though the Atik460m camera is'nt particularly suited for lunar. captured with Flt98 - Atik460m - Baader red filter processed aa5 registax 6.
  9. Cheers Simon It was great getting out there again my Mojo is definetly coming back.
  10. First time out for me in what seems ages. So decided to set my WO flt98 and flat4 R/flattener up for some flatfield testing but could'nt resist the sight of the crescent moon so took some shots of that will process them later . I then turned the scope on M37 and was very satisfied with the flatfield corner to corner. So to finish my session I turned the scope on comet Panstarrs after reading some good reports obout the comets on show in the observing section. This is 60 x30 seconds binned 2x2 Using Baader R filter Atik460m and Flt98 working at fl 507mm.
  11. Thats an excellent very natural looking lunar image.
  12. Thats a lovely lunar image I think i'm prefering the colour shots of late!
  13. Some very nice fine cloud detail Pete, especially in the image from the 2nd. The image from the 3rd isn't to bad either. I know the umbrella experiance only to well
  14. Some excellent images you've captured despite the windy conditions. In particular the near full moon image in colour.
  15. Excellent image Steve, very clean, vibrant colour, and lovely tight stars
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