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  1. Update Celestron EQ 5 GT Mount £ 300 The mount is boxed and comes with a power supply and 3 counter wieghts, it has always been pier mounted ,the tripod has never been used and is boxed Eyepieces and Filters I may have the boxes but I cant promise but they will be well wrapped / boxed and sent with insured postage. Skywatcher Nirvana 28mm 82 £100 Bresser SA 2x Barlow £80 Same as the Meade 5000 tele-extenders excellent barlow Baader 2” Neodymium IR cut filter / Baader 0.6 Neutral Density filter £50 for both ( Neutral Density filter has a small scratch, it works fine but will go for free with the neodymium ) Any queries please ask
  2. Sorry for the lack of communication ive been busy with work.Ive decided to split the items up but the lumicons and the ota are already sold. It is a goto mount brun but im sure they had issues in the past and its not compatible with the gt series mounts ,i think the star sense works best with skywatcher eq/az mounts and the newer celestron mounts. Hi Eren i will be pricing everything up shortly
  3. Faulksy has first dibs on the lumicons if i do split everything up .
  4. Due to continuing poor health ive decided to sell some of my astro equipment to help fund a new solar scope ( I much prefer sun burn to frostbite at the moment ). Celestron C11 on a EQ 5 GT Mount The telescope is in perfect condition the optics are clean and everything works as it should,it comes with the Celestron dew shield,Celestron dslr camera adapter and the 9x50 finder.The mount is also in superb condition ,the scope has been obsy mounted and the tripod is in the box,as new never used( it also has a power supply ). Eyepieces and Filters Explore Scientific 20mm 100 Explore Scientific 14mm 100 Explore Scientific 9mm 100 Skywatcher Nirvana 28mm 82 Bresser SA 2x Barlow Lumicon 2” OIII filter Lumicon 2”UHC filter Lumicon 2”H-Beta Filter Baader 2” IR cut filter Baader 0.6 Neutral Density filter The eyepieces are all in excellent condition, I may have the boxes somewhere but I can’t promise, all bought new by myself. The Lumicon filters I bought direct from Lumicon in winter 2015 and are all in mint condition (transmission data in on the backs of the cases ).The bresser barlow is the same as the meade 5000 series that used to be sold. I want to sell it all as one lot if I can but I am willing to sell the telescope separately Celestron C11 ,mount and accessories £1200 Eyepieces ,case and filters £1400 There’s no movement on the price on either, its cost me well over £2000 for the contents of the eyepiece case so I’ve tried to price them realistically and fairly, any questions please ask, thanks for looking.
  5. Thanks Helen,the dodgey disc has complicated things for a while but im on the mend slowly. I'm at the base stage at the moment and i have to finish the base for the summer house at the same time but i will be looking for some decent wheels and runners shortly..... where did you source yours ?
  6. It certainly is,ive just been admiring them while watering the plants in the garden im tempted to get my binos out for a bit
  7. Im starting building my obsy next week so expect a summer of rain mike ☺.Ive not been out for over a year ive got a herniated disc so its made things difficult but a c11 in a obsy will make things easier.
  8. After a long absence in returning to astronomy and im starting my obsy build next week ☺

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    2. Matthew


      Thanks daz , i will have a little look for their website later once the kids are fed 

    3. Grant


      Great to see you back Matthew :) Hopefully see you at a star party again in the future!

    4. Matthew


      Thanks grant.......if i can work it around my shift pattern i will be at the next sgl event ☺

  9. Hows it going matt? Ive been away workjng for a while mate you still at it ? whats your set up now regards stuart

  10. These are what I've bought,it's nice to have hand rails to hang on too FoxHunter Foldable 4 Step Steel Non Slip Ladder tread Stepladder With Safety Side Rail Handrail Home Kitchen https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00EC7II4C/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awd_0urNwbM3FMM5V
  11. It's my main target this year John.I bought a lumicon H-beta filter last year specificaly for the task and armed with the 20" dob I'm hoping I will crack it this year,the biggest challenge is getting a clear night on one of my days off.
  12. Hi,what you need is a counter balance weight set.You attach a slide rail with a weight on to the under side of the ota and you have a another weight you can add to the top ( or your refractor in this instance ),once balanced correctly the motors will not struggle.I used to own a cpc1100 and I used a starizona counter weight set on that ( very useful when using large eyepieces or ccd's / filter wheel ),I hope this helps.
  13. Thanks John let's hope the weather favours us I have some fond memories of our session at the last sgl star party I attended ( best Saturn I've seen ).I think we will have to have a session hunting some of the fainter NGC' ( my primary will have a fresh hi lux coating ready for the star party ).
  14. I'm really looking forward to this.I need some volunteers to help steady my step ladder now lol
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