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absy

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  1. I agree with the above. Mine sits fully assembled in my living room (I live on my own, so no one moans about the size!) and to be honest, it is rather big. But, every time, I take it out, I disassemble and put it in my car for transportation to a dark site. -Scope comes off tripod and in to car -Weights come off tripod and in to car - mount and tripod carried to car where mount is removed and put in the boot with tripod. Dont forget that as you get used to the mount, you'll be setting it up and balancing in 15 minutes easily. Please don't sell it just yet, give it a chance and report back afte
  2. Hey guys, I thought I'd share my first couple of moon shots with you. I purchased a Canon 1100d to use @ prime focus on my 200p / eq5 mount. Ultimately I'm looking to get an NEQ6 for faint fuzzy photography, but while I'm waiting, I thought I'd photograph some bright objects to get the hang of using everything together! I think its worth mentioning that I took these pictures from indoors through double glazing in the living room of my first floor flat. This may explain why I had trouble focussing. The camera was connected through my laptop and I used Live view to try and get the focus as sharp
  3. I like that video! I've been dabbling in wide angle shots with my EOS 1100D while I frantically save up for an EQ6. The sequence mode is brilliant for this kind of thing. Although clouds seem to be the enemy, it really complimented the shot. I may have to give this a go myself! Although there weren't a huge amount of stars there, for the light pollution you obviously get, it was good - You could see Cygnus and Lyra quite clearly! Keep up the good work!
  4. Hello everybody!, I've been quietly observing this board for a couple of months now (aside from a post, being worried about a primary mirror ), but now my experience is gaining pace, buying lots of stuff and so I thought I'd say hello! I've been interested in astronomy since I was a little nipper. On a trip to Cornwall, my parents took me to Goonhilly when I was around 8 years old and I picked up a little astronomy book - You know the kind, lots of colourful pictures of space which would fill any younguns imagination with space travel and the awesomness of space. I was so obsessed at that time
  5. This is a very good point. If I came to sell it, Joe Bloggs isn't going to take my word for the fact that it's superficial, and I wouldn't expect him to. I've just had a little read of my statutory rights, and it seems that I have the right to a product that is of 'satisfactory quality' including a good appearance and finish and freedom from minor blemishes. So, I have some backup in case they get difficult!
  6. Thanks for the advice guys, I've emailed a copy of the pictures to the shop and will follow up with them tomorrow. I think thee bottom line is that it shouldn't have come with this kind of mark on the mirror, front or back. If it was just the tube, or a scratch on the tripod, I Wouldn't have thought twice about it. They're in the process of trying to sell my dad an LX200, so I would think that they'd like to prove how good their after-sales support is I'll keep you guys posted!
  7. It looks like a deep scratch to me, if you look at the 2nd picture in my post, you can see the refraction going on due to its depth. My worry is how deep it goes is it going to get stressed and get worse ((( I just want to look at the stars!
  8. Hey Guys, I didn't really want this kind of thing to be my first post, but I'm seeming to have a bit of bad luck recently. So, I bought my Skywatcher 200p brand new about two weeks ago, and with the nice weather this weekend, I finally took this as an opportunity to set it up in my living room with a view to 'first light' yesterday evening. Once it was all set up, on the tripod and balanced, I noticed a bit of a scratch on the rear of the primary mirror. I cant quite work out if its a deep scratch or not - either way it certainly shouldn't be there out of the box. My question to you guys is,
  9. Welcome Roy, I'm fairly new to this board myself (Just about to write my own hello post), but I just wanted to say: I used to live in Sevenoaks! How do you find the light pollution?
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