On the screw mechanism that controls the skywatcher 130pm telescope to move up and down it seems to have become cross threaded. The screw itself is not grabbing and slides in and out so it has become impossible to control the up and down movement of the telescope. Would I be able to replace the whole metal block that the screw sits in and if so where could I get some spares? I took the telescope on holiday to Skegness and had some glorious dark, clear skies and couldn't use the scope at all
I am in Lower Stoke and I might be tempted to get the filter you have mentioned. The way I look at it is that I am fairly happy with the viewing I've had so far (with nothing to compare it to) and if I do manage to view from a dark sky area I am hoping the images will blow my mind. I purchased it on impulse from scopesnskies and then after I ordered it found some bad reviews on this company. After a couple of days of I contacted them and was informed it was out of stock even though they had taken my money. I thought here we go and then out of the blue the telescope turned up the next day. So even though they were incompetent in giving me the wrong info the scope was delivered in a resonable time and packaged well. I will leave you to make your own mind up as to purchase form them.
Hello everyone, I purchased A Skywatcher 130pm with an EQ-2 mount for Christmas and have been impressed with the views I've seen from my very light polluted back garden. It took me a while to get to grips with it on the first night but after an hour I was rewarded with a great view of Jupiter and it's four moons. The second night I struggled to get anything in focus for 10 mins until I realised the lens cap was still on . Another workmate purchased exactly the same telescope in the January sales, so we basically have a two man astronomy club. We eagerly discuss the previous nights viewing and what eyepieces we might buy in the future. I have already gained some valuable info on eyepieces from this website and hopefully will use it on a regular basis.