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Geoffw

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  1. I have the Celestron eyepiece and filter set in the aluminium carry case. I have acquired a couple of extra eyepieces and there appears room in the case to cut/drill or otherwise make two extra round inserts in the foam interior. I don’t want to ‘spoil’ or make a mess of the current layout of the eyepieces – I might want to sell it on one day. Has anyone made extra round holes in the foam for eyepieces and it so how best does one tackle the job?
  2. Trouble with having the Focuser fitted is you can't get the 'feel' of the scope
  3. I suppose other Focus motors work in a similar fashion, so how do they indicate you have reached the physical limit?
  4. Hi folks, I recently became the proud owner of a Nexstar XTL GPS 9.25" telescope with a number of extras fitted. This telescope is a bit of a jump for me but I'm getting to know my way around it. Among the extras it has the Celestron Focus Motor (#94142) fitted. My question is about the limits of the focuser both 'in' and 'out'. mine never seems to stop when I hold the button down on the controls to focus close say on a nearby tree, or in the other direction on a a distant object. If I hold the button down the motor seems to go on buzzing away. When it gets to its limit is there any indication? Geoff
  5. Thanks Charic and others for your advice and comment. I have found someone relatively locally who has recently purchased a binoviewer. I'm hoping that once it is set up I might get a chance to test out the experience.
  6. Thanks for the advice. the WO binoviewer with a a pair of WO 20mm eyepieces seems to fit the bill!
  7. I found a Celestron 32mm on Ebay this afternoon that looked identical to my current lens. Closer inspection showed to to be wrongly described - it is a Skywatcher. Hence my question! Looks like I'll have to keep looking.
  8. Hi All My first post, being new to practical astronomy and having just become the proud owner of a Celestron Nexstar 9.25" GPS.. It has a set of Celestron eyepieces with it. I would add my eyesight is not particularly good so I'm thinking of investing in a binoviewer thinking that "two eyes" will be better than one when it come to observing the moon and planets I will need to get a few duplicate second eyepieces - do they HAVE to be identical to my current Celestrons or could I use, say a Skywatch lens instead or maybe the current Celestron Omni Plossls. For example I have a 32mm Celestron Plossl, could it be mated with a 32mm Skywatch Plossl in a binoviewer?
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