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  1. Hi all, Looking at making my own power pack with the below battery. Looked at leisure batteries and they seem pretty heavy. Granted they have much larger capacity but I don't think I need that at the moment.https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00244TCWW/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1474663520&sr=8-3&pi=SX200_QL40&keywords=sealed+lead+acid+battery+12v+yuasa&dpPl=1&dpID=51mOFMcLsbL&ref=plSrch So my question really is, is this an ok battery? And what connectors do I need to connect it to my heq5? Cheers for any help.
  2. Hi all. I think I'm also keen on the Sealed lead acid batteries from maplins. But I am new to all this and have no idea what sort of connector I would need to connect it to my HEQ5. Hope someone can point me in the right direction. Cheers
  3. I've got one of these. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Swees-25600mAh-3-Smart-USB-Power-Charger-Black/dp/B00TDGC9WY Anyone know if these can be used somehow to power a heq5 pro? Would be interested to know before I look into building my own powertank.
  4. Do leisure batteries need to be constantly topped up? My jumpstarter died due to me being rubbish at making sure it was charged...
  5. Thanks all. I think im being unbelievably thick though. Can I not just use the adaptor I've been using to power my power tank?... I'll check the voltage and Amps when I get home.
  6. I've got the same setup. Hopefully buying the upgrade kit soon. Not just for goto, but the upgraded motors for better tracking and control board with st4 port for guiding.
  7. Ah i see. Thanks for the replys. So I'm thinking something more like http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/switched-mode-12v-dc-5a-regulated-cctv-power-supply-n63jn
  8. Haha I have no idea... It will be solely powering the mount. Nothing else.
  9. So my power tank has died. Thinking of replacing it with a leisure battery. But in the meantime I would like to power my heq5 via the mains. I've completly no idea what I need. Preferable I'd like something I can pick up from maplins etc Would something like this work? http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/maplin-12w-acdc-fixed-voltage-12v-power-supply-n35az
  10. Amazing thanks all!! Don't know why I couldn't find that post when searching...sorry. It will be just the goto upgrade. No belts involved yet!
  11. I'm hoping to buy the upgrade kit (for my heq5) in a few weeks. Does anyone know of a useful guide for the install as I'm sure the instructions provided won't be very helpful. Cheers
  12. Been a while since I've been around sgl. Finally edited some pics from last year so I'd thought I'd share. Be gentle..
  13. thanks for the responses peeps. Seems there is nothing better than using your own set of eyes really! But thanks for all the aditional sites.
  14. I know this has been asled before but hopfully there are some new apps/sites. Just looking for a astro weather forecast preferably by post code so i can check my dark sites that are away from home. Ive been using 7timer website which is pretty good. But its let me down twice now within a couple of weeks!! Told me it was going to be clear when it wasnt! So im just looking to see what other people use? P Cheers
  15. ah sorry i meant DSO. I got a shot of the moon the other night Want to try and start with some "Easier" DSO. Cheers
  16. Assuming of course there are clear skies tonight Would anyone mind posting some easy first time targets that i might go for tonight around 9pm. Have a 200pds heq5 500d. Thanks
  17. Thanks for the comments guys. So much to learn!
  18. Yeah single frame. Will take more to stack next time. What would stacking help achieve? Forgive my newbie questions :-)
  19. Hey all, My first shot ever with my kit... 200p prime 500d 1/3200 800iso Just croped a bit in PS. Just looking for tips as i was just randomly changing shutter speed and iso until it looked ok... Cheers Moon1(21-11-2012).tif
  20. haha cheers guys. Im currently just stroking the box lol cant believe my luck though. Ah well my telrad is due the end of the week, so hopfully they will coincide
  21. Finally received my 200 pds..... but looking out the window i see snow.... in April... the last 3 weeks have been amazing skies tbh. But as soon as i get my scope it snows! rofl! I never believed in the new scope weather curse....
  22. Finally recieved my 200 pds..... but looking out the window i see snow.... in April... the last 3 weeks have been amazing skies tbh. But as soon as i get my scope it snows! rofl! I never believed in the new scope weather curse....
  23. Any1 tried the Barlows from Skies the limit? Wondering if there any good as the bst explorers are amazing for the price.
  24. Indeed the ds version! im hoping it will make my life slightly easier when i start imaging... plus the dual speed focuser looks ace imo!
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