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Davey-T

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  1. Davey-T

    Family scope

    The first one on your list will be the easiest to set up and use, the only drawback being that planets need a bit of magnification to see details on but they are not very well situated at the moment anyway with Mars getting smaller and the others near the Sun. The Moon will look good in it and various brighter DSOs such as the Orion nebula. Dave
  2. Nicely done John, I've been set up ready to catch it with the Pleiades and Hyades since it stopped raining earlier but it's still cloudy so I've missed my chance Dave
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    Observing Comet 46P

    Nearly 2.00 am and still cloudy so giving up now Dave
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    Observing Comet 46P

    Been waiting for clouds to clear but still looks a way off on the satellite images. Dave
  5. I used a Starrett hole cutter heated with a blow torch but any suitable round bit of metal tube would do. Do it outside though as the fumes will choke you Dave
  6. Maplin used to sell them but have now closed down, RS components probably do them. Dave
  7. Davey-T

    The 10Micron GM2000HPS II

    May be better off enquiring on the 10 Micron forum though not sure if you can join it without actually having a 10Micron mount ? Dave
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    Observing Comet 46P

    Looked out just before retiring last night and the clear sky took me by surprise after pouring down all day so got out the 11X70 bin's for a quick look, looked about the same as last time maybe a bit brighter or maybe because it's higher up and escaping the S.London murk. Dave
  9. Davey-T

    safety screw

    Do you mean on diagonals ? Dave
  10. I did a 40 frame time lapse of it and didn't catch a single Gemenid, saw quite a few though Dave
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    Worthless EQ5 goto

    I use whatever it suggests first. Dave
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    Worthless EQ5 goto

    When doing solar with my iEQ45 I star align in the daytime, it says centre star and I just click enter and carry on, it usually ends up near to the Sun so if in doors aimed north with your latitude set you could try it to see if It ends up anywhere approaching the right spot. Dave
  13. Nice moment in time captured Gav, looking on the satellite images there appears to be clearer weather edging our way and CO thinks around midnight tomorrow there may be a clear bit with less wind. Hoping to get my SCT on it when it gets a bit higher. Dave PS: Has Helen organised anything SGL wise ?
  14. Davey-T

    Worthless EQ5 goto

    Have you got an ammeter on your power box ? it will show if it's struggling and drawing more power to compensate. Dave
  15. Davey-T

    Worthless EQ5 goto

    Could be binding as Neil says if it always pulls up short of the target. Dave
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