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About eyepod

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  1. Hi Gary, apologies for the very late reply, I thought I had notifications enabled! Unfortunately I can't post as I don't have the packaging anymore. best regards Jason
  2. Hi, I have decided to sell my Skywatcher EQ5 PRO synscan mount, only 18 months old this is in "as new" condition and has only been used a few times. Its never been overloaded only used with a 130PDS and a DSLR. Comes with: ADM dual saddle upgrade ( I also have the standard saddle). Upgraded altitude bolts ( I also have the original ones ). Polar scope illuminator. 2 x 5kg counter weights plus 1 x 1.8kg and 1 x 3 Kg counter weights, these are great to balance the mount when using just a DSLR. All other standard accessories. Cash on collection from Canterbury area, £435 **Now reduced to £400**
  3. Hi, I'm not a 100% certain but I think it can be done by just plugging in a AZ GOTO Handset in place of the standard auto tracking one. I'm not sure if these are available to buy as a separate item as they would normally be supplied with a AZ GOTO Mount. If you ask in the "mounts discussion" section I'm sure someone on here will know or perhaps email FLO.
  4. Have decided to sell my 8 inch Auto Tracking Dob, this is the NON GOTO model that does basic tracking It’s an ideal first scope and gives excellent views of the night sky. It’s also good for basic astrophotography see pic of the Moon taken with a DSLR attached to the scope. The scope is in very good condition, as usual with an open tube Dob there is a small amount of dust on the mirror, but this does not affect the views at all. It comes with the standard finderscope and 3 Skywatcher eyepieces a 10mm, 25mm and 28mm (2 inch) The tube is 70% flocked, I didn’t do the last bit as I was too afraid to remove the primary mirror, also comes with a mains supply, manual and the Astrozap shroud. £245 Cash on collection, (Canterbury, Kent) ****Sale Pending****
  5. Glad we have saved someone from an expensive disaster! Jason : )
  6. Mine is a skywatcher 33.5cm dovetail on a dual saddle which i think are 6016 aluminium. Both times it happened to me the mount came from a warm room at 20c going outside into -1 to -2c. It slipped after about 30 mins, both times the mount was tight i always check with a torch along both sides of the dovetail to check it is seated correctly. I can't think what else would have caused it to slip other than a change of temp? Jason
  7. its not just me then...! perhaps these saddles are due a little redesign, after all they get rave reviews which makes you have confidence in its grip. I'm not saying there not good.. its a quality item, but a least a little warning in the box to be extra careful in cold weather.? Jason
  8. Has anyone with a ADM Dual saddle had problems with the scope sliding off unexpectedly? I have had this happen twice now and can only assume its the cold weather. I purchased the EQ5 CG5 dual saddle upgrade for my EQ5 Pro and have a 130pds with a long skywatcher dovetail attached. Wednesday night i put it on the mount and tightened it nice and firm, about 20 minutes later after i had polar aligned etc i returned the scope to the home position and bang! ... lucky for me the bolt at the end of the dovetail stopped it crashing to the floor. I checked the dovetail and it clearly needs tightening again. The temp outside was about -1. The same thing happen last night after i had double checked it was firm, again the bolt just stopped it crashing to the floor. (the astro gods must be smiling on me!) The temp outside last night was again -1 to -2 so i can only assume the saddle contracts after you think its tight. I am now going to wrap a velco strap round the dovetail saddle etc before i think of putting the camera and other expensive bits on the scope, Anyways just thought i would post a warning If your upgrading from the old style saddle. : ) regards Jason
  9. I know this is quite an old topic now! but i have just purchase the ADM saddle upgrade for my EQ5 in the FLO sale and have the same problem with my 130PDS, the dovetail is too short and catches the bolts, So i have purchased the longer 33.5cm one as its only £17. Just something too be aware of if your planning this upgrade : ) Jason
  10. glad to hear the replacement is all ok Jason
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