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Hair bear

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  1. Thanks for the info and guidance. I think I'll have to see whats in the kitty after christmas, or better still and depending on how unsubtle I can be, see what christmas brings. Cheers.
  2. Thanks for your help. Any particular motor make or type to go for / avoid?
  3. Should be able to, won't be tonight though. Any particular angle or detail?
  4. I'm in the market for an RA clock motor of some sort, but I'm unsure of which type of mount I have. The controlers I've looked at state EQ1 or EQ2 so I'm guessing there must be a difference. I've done a search on google of EQ1's and EQ2's and they both look the same to me. Any pointers would be appreciated. Rob.
  5. Bealach-Na-Ba? Sea level up to 2,200ft and down to sea level in 12 miles. Scares the hell out of me driving up there in daylight, doing it in the dark would need bicycle clips. The top of Hardknott pass in Cumbria is good too.
  6. Thanks for the welcome guys. That evening was what would be called 'making the best of a bad job'. My usual route to that site was too badly rutted to get my van in so a very slow trip through the woods with lots of foam packing in the crates, and even more between the crates and the trailer. That was back in 2009 and was my first reasonably successful use of the polar mount. I made the alignment in daylight using a navigation compass from (I think) a Wellington bomber. In the pic it's on the upturned crate near the front. All very lo-tech! Rob.
  7. Hi everyone, time to check in and say 'Hello'. I'm Robert, based in Hampshire UK. I've always been interested in the Moon since the Apollo era but for a long time never ventured further than a large pair of binoculars. Over the years I've collected a couple of smaller refractors then about 5 years ago I aquired a Tasco 302012 reflector with a polar mount which it's taken me some time to get to grips with but having now seen Jupiter's Galilean moons and Saturn's rings I think I'm getting the hang of it. I'll be to-ing and fro-ing with lots of daft questions in the future so please feel free to have a smile either with me - or at me - as I blunder my way around in the quest for knowledge. Thanks in advance for your patience, Rob. A very cold afternoon setting up before an even colder night. Frost on eveything before I gave up!
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