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  1. SOLD-SOLD-SOLD. (private sale) thanks sgl.
  2. Now £200 final price, the scope really is as new.
  3. As yet it is going as a full package, but if I split I will let you know.
  4. Hi, I have for sale my skyliner 200p, comes with 9x50 finder also Telrad finder and stock eyepieces 25mm and 10mm. Bought last December and is in immaculate condition as you would expect from a 4 month old scope, I am asking £240 ovno for quick sale. Buyer collects, Sorry no pics, but can't seem to load them. thanks for looking den.
  5. This type of power supply is just the job, I have had one for 10 yrs running radio ham gear and also my 127 mak goto when I had one. it really is a good piece of kit. http://www.radioworld.co.uk/second_hand_watson_w-25am_power_supply.
  6. Obviously not, but a law prohibiting the use of these in the defined area, would rule out any excuses people may make as to why they are using them. Also laser pointers are easy to spot by any passing police car or helicopter (however rare they may be!). Wouldn't be difficult to track down where it was originating and prosecute said idiots.
  7. Surely the sensible answer would be, to ban the use of laser pointers within an x (miles) radius of an airport/airfield/helipad etc. I don't believe a laser pen would affect an aircraft at cruising altitude, being as it would be below the aircraft it would not sign into the cockpit windows, unless it was at an extremely shallow angle which would mean the aircraft would be miles away to achieve that angle. I do use a laser pointer when showing people what is in the night sky, but I am over 20 miles from nearest airport and not on any direct flight path for landing or taking off.
  8. You could always piggy back the camera on the scope and use a telephoto or fixed zoom lens, some great pics have been done this way.
  9. I know what you mean, but we both live in the Pendle area and it always blumming rains here lol
  10. Thanks for posting this Steve, shall certainly give it a go.
  11. Hi and welcome, from another Lancastrian.
  12. Hi the chair works fine with the dob, the pic is a bit misleading I think. I manage very well with it.
  13. Hi, I suffer with spinal stenosis and osteo arthritis and I found observing very painful so I invested in one of these. http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B001DYQ1XM/ref=s9_simh_gw_p201_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=desktop-1&pf_rd_r=1NC0J6W2WFG4N124KGQ6&pf_rd_t=36701&pf_rd_p=577048407&pf_rd_i=desktop It is just as usable as an expensive observing chair, but you are not paying a fortune for a brand name. It is comfortable and does what it says on the tin.
  14. I would have thought someone would have known.
  15. is it possible to use dithering on a mount that is only driven in RA? thanks.
  16. Sadly there are no pubs in Brierfield now, I also used to drink in those pubs, and the lane ends was always good for a lock in
  17. Hi and welcome to the forum Howard, seems we are neighbours as I am in Brierfield
  18. Maybe I am being stupid; (probably), but if you are using the same camera to image in every session, then you will only ever need 1 set of bias frames. Keep these in a folder on the pc and use them in every image you process. Simples I stand ready to be corrected if I am wrong.
  19. Wouldn't something like this serve to do the job? http://www.amazon.co.uk/Omegon-1-25-30mm-extension-tube/dp/B00FF1AHHK/ref=sr_1_5?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1453899772&sr=1-5&keywords=extension+tubes+eyepiece Just a thought.
  20. So for flat frames could one use a 20% grey card ( from old days of film cameras) ?
  21. Hi has anybody any experience with this camera? http://www.opticstar.com/Run/Astronomy/Astro-Imagers-Opticstar.asp?p=0_10_0_50_125 it looks ok for the price, just wondering if t was worth buying as a guide cam for use on the SW Star adventurer mount with a 9x50 finderscope. thanks. ​
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