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Everything posted by johninderby

  1. No problem with a Bresser dob. Alt bearings make great carry handles.
  2. SW AZ-GTi Mount Has has very little use and no longer needed as I don’t have a suitable scope for it. SOLD. £170.00 Shipped to UK Includes a proper Vixen type dovetail saddle with mounting puck, extension pillar and a Lynx power cable. Fitted thumbscrews to the top of the pillar to make it easier to remove the mount. Did a quick check and turned it on and connected to my phone with no problems and the mount moved in all directions with no problems. One of the four poor quality screws that fastened the stock saddle to the mount snapped while removing it so fitted three
  3. Yes just take the screws out and fit them to the new finder shoe.
  4. The Celestron RACI fits the standard Celestron SCT 9x50 mounting but cheaper just to replace the bracket it comes with with another one. I use this bracket on a few of my scopes. Works well and is low profile. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Guiding-Telescope-Diameter-Finders-astrophotography/dp/B07RQT5CHV/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=guide+scope+bracket&qid=1611670717&sr=8-3 Or you could use a cheaper bracket. https://www.365astronomy.com/SkyWatcher-Bracket-for-9x50-Finderscope-WHITE.html Use the Baader finder shoe I linked to.
  5. The ES finder is way overpriced. The Celestron RACI finder is quite popular if you want an illuminated finder. Most replace the supplied bracket with a regular Synta type. https://www.firstlightoptics.com/finders/celestron-illuminated-right-angle-correct-image-finderscope.html Or you could go for a regular non-illuminated finder. Just need to buy the right finder shoe. https://www.firstlightoptics.com/finders/astro-essentials-9x50-right-angled-erecting-finderscope.html https://www.firstlightoptics.com/finders/baader-universal-quick-release-finder-shoe-base.html
  6. With the low profile finder brackets I use with most of my finders I simply fit a thumbscrew at the front of the dovetail so the finder can’t slide out of the bottom of the finder shoe. Simple but effective.
  7. One thing that has always seemed odd about most finder brackets is that they have a lttle block on the back of the bracket to stop the finder from going too far forward when it should be on the front to stop a finder from sliding backwards out of the shoe which would be more useful.
  8. I still like S@N although it isn’t of course the same as when Patrick was presenting it. You can’t replace the irreplaceable Patrick. However think they are doing the best they can to present an interesting show, well most of the time anyway. Just be glad the show is still here.
  9. The problem the Daystar Quarks is the quality control or lack off. Very variable in performance from great to rubbish so you never know what you will get. Best bought from a local dealer so it can easily be exchanged if not satisfactory.. Had a Solar Scout 60 but quickly sold it on. My example wasn’t good for visual. I had a Lunt 60 and was very pleased with it although it was the older tilt tuned but I found it suited me. Also had a Lunt 50 but never got on with the pressure tuner. If buying another Lunt 60 would go for the DS version. Have read mixed reviews of the latest Coro
  10. The same thoughts of selling off everything are pretty common I’d think. Particularily on a cloudy night. I have often thought of downsizing and keeping say just three scopes. The ones that get used most and selling the others and using the money for other hobbies.
  11. Isn’t this the same scope from an earlier scam listing just a few months ago?
  12. Here you go. https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=superhero+costume+adult&ref=nb_sb_noss_1
  13. I have this image in my mind of someone dressed ninja style in all black and with a pair of wire cutters carrying out acts of sabatage against such dastardly illuminations. Although if snow is around make that dressed in all white.
  14. To change the subject a bit has anyone localy started using outside projectors to light up their house and garden yet. God help all us astro people when they do spread. https://www.glow.co.uk/home-garden-lasers-projectors.html
  15. Just ask FLO to check what dew shield will fit. I’m sure they will exchange yours for another one. FLO is very helpfull this way.
  16. A 10” SCT tube is a bit smaller in diameter than the tube of a Bresser dob. Can be misleading as 10” is the aperture of the scope not the outside diameter. You need a larger size dew shield.
  17. The mount requires from 11v to 16v from what I have read with warnings that you may damage the mount if voltage goes over 16v.
  18. Nice The scope seems well suited to solar. Not the biggest sun spots but at least something.
  19. Great news John. It seems expensive until you actually get your hands on one then it’s wow what a great bit of British engineering at it’s finest.
  20. Satacking is using a number of images and combining them for a better image. A little intro here. https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/astrophotography/astrophoto-tips/a-guide-to-astrophotography-stacking/
  21. I’ve found with the moon single frame images can be very good and stacking isn’t essential as it is with planets.. Nice image.
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