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About Welrod50

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  1. Just a thought regards earlier post about the camera/usb possibly playing up... I used to use a 550d modded with a 130PDS on an EQ3 Pro a few years ago before I sold the lot to help with costs of our wedding but before doing so and after some frustration with the camera conking out randonly both when just connected and also whilst usong BYE, I discovered that when using a 10 metre USB extension cable for some reason the distance to camera seemed to lower the signal/output and after I replaced it with a usb cord with 'signal booster' attachment (still really cheap on fleabay) the problem i
  2. Telescope imaging flip mirror. An impulse buy a couple of months ago & it has been out of the box to try it but I have decided to just attach my camera directly to the OTA, so can't see me using this really. It hasn't even been outdoors! It is unmarked & in 'as new' condition. Unbranded, but identical in size and features to the flip mirror sold by Orion, so it is likely made in the same place. I'll let it go for £55 incl postage. Comes boxed, with adjustment allen keys and all caps/extension pieces etc. If you check out the features of the Orion fli
  3. Peeps... anyone got a set of 70mm tube rings ie those provided with SW Capricorn refractor? I'm specifically after the one with the 1/4 20 screw, but more than happy to get the pair if simpler. Condition unimportant so long as they are intact and not rusty. Cheers :)
  4. Cheers James. I have thought of that already - basically taking off a bit at a time so I don't go too far. I guess I'm just looking for a solid start point as it will need to be a precision job and the more times I have to cut, the more times I can [removed word] it up
  5. I always found trying to focus with a DSLR/lens very finnicky. I also found that setting the lens to 'infinity' very often was not 100% accurate. Best advice I can suggest is turn AF off and just use manual focus, set to infinity and be prepared to adjust the focus ring a tiny amount each time. I once used a 70-300 on a Pentax DSLR and ended up making my own Bahtinov mask to achieve focus but even then it was a faff. You might struggle with an 18-55 unless you can zoom right in on live view?
  6. Hello all. As a lifelong stargazer and previous participant in the great halls of SGL, I have returned to the fold and very quickly encountered an 'issue' I'm hoping to get some kind advice on please?? So firstly...hello again everyone. It's nice to be back I took a couple of years away from this brilliant hobby fully intending to get back in again when the time was right. Well, in January I was involved in an accident and had a serious leg fracture. I treated myself to a fairly cheap, but enjoyable Celestron LCM 80 to do a bit of visual from the confines of the back garden whils
  7. Still for sale. This is the very last thing from my whole kit. Anyone interested?? Help me out folks
  8. Skywatcher 6x30 right angled erect image finderscope, with mounting foot/bracket and both end caps. Used a handfull of times only and stored in a dry, clean house. Superb condition! Will be well protected for posting - Royal Mail recorded. Paypal gift or bank transfer please. PM me for details. Will sell for £25 incl. postage. ** SOLD* * Cheers....
  9. Hi all, For sale, used but superb condition Orion 'Magnificent' Mini autoguide scope and camera package. Purchsed from the International Astronomy Show brand new two years ago and used very little since! Guide scope has focal length of 50mm and has already been focused to make stars bloat ever so slightly, enabling the guide camera to lock on and stay locked!! Comes with power lead, ST4 guide cable (to plug into a Synscan/tracking mount), camera to computer USB lead and additional 5 metre long signal boost cable, end cap and installation/software disc. From a clean, dry home and
  10. Scope, Astronomik CLS filter & Twin mount bracket now sold. Full Spectrum DSLR, Autoguider kit, zoom EP & diagonal, and finderscope still for sale. Open to sensible (very sensible!) offers peeps.
  11. Hi William, It's not the scope, as I have tried a Pentax DSLR without issue. The only thing I can think of, is rotating then does not use the edge of the sensor that is misaligned. I very first used the camera with a coma corrector on a SW 130 PDS and had the same issue, where there was none with the Pentax. The scope was checked by Bernard at Modern Astronomy and is spot on. I stipulated this when I bought it. Cheers Scott
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