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  1. I've decided to sell my beloved Dobbie as he's just not getting used anymore due to work and such like. This is a great scope for visual use of Deep Sky Objects with its 8 inch aperture. This scope has been modded with the following: Castors on the Base for easier movement. Adjustable feet for easy levelling Lazy Susan bearing on the Azimuth and Roller Ball bearings on the Altitude for smother movement Digital Wixey scale for altitude and a Digital Gemrad angle finder which is the cheap man's version of Digital Setting Circle OTA flocked internally. Also comes with standard sk
  2. Really good write up Marci. looking forward to seeing how this progresses
  3. I have a skywatcher 8inch modded dobsonian that I'm looking to sell. It has castors and adjustable legs on the Base. also a lazy Susan bearing on azimuth. roller bearings on altitude. flocked tube. wixey and gemrad angle finders. 9x50 standard finder. telrad Base ( no telrad though). also no eyepieces as they got damaged. also through in a modded Xbox webcam. I'm in York but unfortunately I'm unable to deliver. looking for £200
  4. Thanks for the comments. Yeah I need to get a mask but in the mean time, I'm going try and use the function in APT next time out and see how that works out
  5. Well it's been awhile since I posted on here, and even longer since I been out with my scope, but as I was finally off work and the skies were clear, I thought I'd try my luck at some lunar photography. The equipment I used are: Skywatcher 200 Dobsonian & Canon 1200D at prime focus. I only took a few full view images as I was struggling to get focus for some reason but I finally cracked it. Can't seem to get perfect focus though.
  6. There's also Kicad. It's totally free and you can have any board size. Even has 3d viewer. Takes some getting used to but there is plenty of support out there for it
  7. I've been looking into this very same thing over the past few days so I'll be watching your progress very closely. Where did you get the black backdrop from? Andy
  8. Beautiful work there Dave. That plate looks the business.Do you have any more progress on it?
  9. That looks amazing Mark. Loving the display layout.
  10. Thought I'd post a pic of Dobbie. It's the trusty SW 200P but nodded with flocking, lazy Susan bearing, roller bearings on altitude, Gemrad angle finder on azimuth and a wixey for the altitude. Not had it out in months due to weather and working nights unfortunately.
  11. I don't see why not. They are bit pricy though. Think I only paid a couple of quid for a pack of 10 from China
  12. Welcome aboard Daz From another Stokie born, now living in York Andy
  13. I just finished off flocking my 8" Dobbie yesterday. Although the bottom half of the tube didn't go as well as the top half did ( probably because I was rushing it) it is extremely black. I posted some pics of my progress in the DIY section. I also purchased mine from my local Wilcos Andy
  14. Thanks for the warning guys. The misses will be so happy to hear that lol
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