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The Frog

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  1. Thanks everyone. I am definately useless at diy but scrounging.... I am good at. There's a few local places I will give a go. Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk
  2. Poor so lazy appears to be out the window[emoji15] Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk
  3. It's the drilling that worries me. I imagine that the screws attaching the bar to the scope will have to be countersunk and that might be a problem since I only have my rubbish drill and my hand as a vice. Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk
  4. I am looking to get a dovetail bar for my skywatcher 102 startravel refractor. I have the rings already and it has to mount on an az synscan. I have seen lots of bars on the net but...... wait for it..... stupidity inbound.... I checked the rings and it appears the max they split is 6". Most of the bars are longer than this and the shorter skywatcher one looks wrong. Has anyone bought a bar for this scope? I would prefer not to drill or saw because I'm lazy! Abuse expected, advice appreciated. Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk
  5. Thank you all very much for the advice. This forum is brilliant. I have asked the same question on other forums and got nothing..... so thank you very much. Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk
  6. I have recently bought a Skywatcher 127 maksutov cassegrain on the Synscan Av. I decided to get this as I am really keen on viewing the moon and planets to start. I am trying to pick some eps for this. I read about exit pupil and so on because I want these eps to perform so I don't have to buy more. Can anyone recommend a good couple of eps along with a 2 x barlow. I don't have mega bucks and I am really looking for personal experience. I was thinking a 10mm and a 6mm plus a Barlow. Any help would be really appreciated. Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk
  7. Does anyone use the Skywatcher az synscan mount? If so can you please let me know if it is possible to input RA and Dec coordinates...... I can't find it on any of the write ups. It may be a stupid question but better to be stupid now than find out that it doesn't do it once I have bought it [emoji15] Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk
  8. I am pretty good with the northern circumpolar constellations and the winter constellations but summer I am lost..... probably because it never stops raining! I have had a 6 inch bressier refractor... sold it (couldn't grasp the eq). Had a 130p... again couldn't get the eq. Got a 102 startravel on a az and started finding objects. I will go back to manual I just want a bit of help to get me spurred on. Just looking for some help to see if the goto 127 mak will be good along with my startravel to get me inspired. Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk
  9. Peter Drew I do know a wee bit. I try and figure out more everytime I go out. I just get lost star hopping. I have stumbled across some dso's (easy ones like andromeda and orion nebula), found planets, and split a few doubles. It would just be nice to see something new each night and then find it when I know what I am looking for and I thought a goto would help. Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk
  10. Thanks aeajr The orion looks good..... only thing is portability. Definately something to think about when I get my garden sorted out. Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk
  11. Intelliscope is pretty cool! No battery pack to worry about either. Something to think about when I get my decking in my garden and cut of the street lights that flood my garden with lovely bright white led light. Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk
  12. Thanks for the comments. I will defo keep the startravel and get a dovetail for it. I have been through some scopes and binos and always found the set up so time consuming .... that's why the goto. My binos are the only things that have survived. Just need something to get me going in the little time I get. Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk
  13. I am not new to astronomy but I am rubbish! I am looking to buy a good goto scope that is portable (my garden suffers badly from LP), goto (because I am rubbish), under £400 and to be used for observing only. I got a 102 startravel years ago and tried it on its az mount, but as I said I am useless with it. I am looking for any advice. I really want to see what's up there and was thinking a Skywatcher 127 maksutov cassegrain on a Synscan az would help. Can anyone help and useless but hopeful star gazer? Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk
  14. Hi I am so glad the scope is what you hoped it would be although I do miss it. So I am now looking for a wee scope for me and my son . . . Never ending. . . . Clear skies.
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