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Kano

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About Kano

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  1. I have had a skywatcher 250px flextube since Xmas, so far it's been really good. The best bit I think is the fact it can be placed up rite in the back of the car (Freelander) and the base sits beside it, I was cautious about the collimation moving every time I extended it, but so far I haven't needed to adjust it. Well worth a look if you need to store it somewhere it will be seen.
  2. I picked up one of these at COSTCO at the start of the year, it's been great as a first scope, and i still enjoy it, but i now find i want to get out and about and it's a bit on the long side, give some thought to where and how it will be used. http://www.celestron.com/astronomy/telescopes/nexstar-102-gt-computerized-telescope.html
  3. Kano

    Ken Kennedy

    I was at the Aurora talk in Stirling, well worth going to, very nice guy and also a dab hand on a Ducati.
  4. I have one of these in the back of my Land rover, also known as the swimming pool, it's about the size of two bags of sugar, and you just put it on the radiator overnight to dry it out and then it's ready to go again. Air Dry | Frost Auto Restoration Techniques
  5. I have a Celestron GOTO and use a jumper box for starting a flat car battery, i guess if it's strong enough to crank over a diesel engine it's going to run my scope for hours, i didn't bother working out the power consumption of finding the Ah of the box as i already had it, but it lasts far longer than the AA batteries that i used first time round. most scopes probably run on mA or just over, think of it like a car stereo, these jump start boxes will run that for ages.
  6. I decided to have a go with a cheap webcam and see if it was the road i wanted to go down, I don't know if it's a CCD and i'm not saying it's good or how it will be on Jupiter but it lets my 3 year old see the moon without swinging on the eyepiece, if nothing else it might let me learn how to work the editing software before i spend the cash on something better. The camera is a Logitech C270P, it's only £9.99 from that big electrical store named after a lump of ice traveling through space. I only started just after Christmas so have a very long way to go, but i'm having fun so far.
  7. I decided to have a go with a cheap webcam and see if it was the road i wanted to go down, i'm not saying it's good or how it will be on Jupiter but it lets my 3 year old see the moon without swinging on the eyepiece, if nothing else it might let me learn how to work the editing software before i spend the cash on something better. The camera is a Logitech C270P, it's only £9.99 from that big electrical store named after a lump of ice traveling through space. I only started just after Christmas so have a very long way to go, but i'm having fun so far.
  8. Kano

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    Hello & welcome all the way from Falkirk.
  9. I have just purchased one of these cables for the same reason, and also to control the scope from the Stellarium program, at first i purchased the wrong cable, the seller pointed this out and gave me the advice i needed rather than just posting the cable that wouldn't have worked, they seem to have a very good rep on here, not sure if they are on the forum but they do check the cables work on their own telescopes before sending them out. USB Cable 93920 for Celestron NexStar PC connection 6m | eBay
  10. Kano

    Moon

  11. I decided to try my luck tonight as well, but she's not having any of it...................... Sorry couldn't resist.
  12. Hello and welcome all the way from Falkirk
  13. They only do the one, the GT, i beleive they make it for Costco
  14. You have a Costco at Chingford and one in Watford, I just picked up a Celestron Nexstar 102GT for £160. Cheap enough to have money left over for lots of addons and it still has 6 eye pieces and goto straight out of the box and has a longer focal length than the SLT. Have a look on the Celestron web site if you think it might fit the bill. The Slt is £329, Costco are giving the Gt away at £160
  15. What part of the country are you in Dazzst? Are you near a Costco shop?
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