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Bigwings

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About Bigwings

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    East Markham North Notts

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  1. Yes he built that for himself. He spent 8 hours and about £80 making the scope dolly Damn sight cheaper than buying on in America and shipping it over. It will take two adults standing on the centre without flexing so impossible to overload with astro kit. I Feel a 10" Newt creeping my way soon.
  2. It's better than that. If you look on the trolley below the centre of tripod there Is an eye welded on. He is making a bit to screw onto the mount bolt and a chain and small turnbuckle will make it secure
  3. My son made me a 74 year birthday present. I can now move my AZ Eq6 Starsense /GPS rig with the 8" Newt from the garage to the deck and be observing in 5 mins. Thanks son
  4. Hi For those who may be confused about types of this superb accessory.... The Celestron version only works with most celestron mounts. The Skywatcher version comes with an adaptor box to sort the cabling differences and works with some Skywatcher mounts but so check compatability. It cab be used without the adaptor box on Celestron mounts. You can't buy the adaptor box on its own. I believe the software is the same. Hope this helps. Bigwings
  5. My son is making me an over engineered ScopDolly to take my AZ Eq6 Pro so I will be able to handle a bigger tube without having to mount it every time. Anyone got a bigg Newt they would swap for my 200P. I'm near Tuxford Notts. Clear Skies Bigwings
  6. Hi. Anyone know of a UK source for a telescope dolly/ trolley??? Thanks
  7. WiFi problems. Equipment New Skywatcher AZ-EQ6 New Celestron SkyPortal WiFi adapter Celestron Starsense 18 months old but as new and just first installation. 2 year old SkyWatcher WiFi module. Mount plus Skywatcher works perfectly well with SynScan pro. Will not work with Stellerium, or Sky Safari trying multiple settings get connection to wiFi but messages ….telescope not responding. Added StarSense for Skywatcher which works with the AZ-EQ6. Advice received was that any Celestron plugged into the StarSense aux ports shou
  8. WiFi problems. Cant get Celestron SkyPort WiFi working Equipment New Skywatcher AZ-EQ6 New Celestron SkyPortal WiFi adapter Celestron Starsense 18 months old but as new and just first installation. 2 year old SkyWatcher WiFi module. Mount plus Skywatcher works perfectly well with SynScan pro. Will not work with Stellerium, or Sky Safari trying multiple settings get connection to wiFi but messages ….telescope not responding. Added StarSense for Skywatcher which works with the AZ-EQ6. Advice received was that any Celestron
  9. Thanks for the input guys. Tried the Starsense on the Newt and it's survived. The focuser needed a few tweeks with the aln key and screwdriverand appears full functional.. Not sure about the diagonal. The Mak FLO have priced a corrector plate at £213 3-4 months delivery time. That's about the same cost as the excess would be on an insurance claim plus the premium would go up. Is changing the corrector a DIY job. There doesn't seem any other visible damage....
  10. Advice needed. 1. Is the Starsense camera likely to be OK. No direct bang and no sign of damage. 2. Can the OTA be economically repaired and if so by who. 3 Is the diagonal likely to be scrap. 3 Will the focuser be ok No sign of damage but its slack. Im gutted
  11. I have dropped my Skymax 150 complete with focuser and Starsense camera. Hard landing on the 2" dielectric corner Glass
  12. Welcome, Hope you enjoy the community your part of.
  13. I have used a Skymax 150 on an EQ5 Pro and I enjoyed it. The scope is a cracker on planets, doubles and it good on smaller DSO, s. The 180 Mak is a big beast and some would argue that the 150 hits the sweet spot. Maks have a narrow field of view so be aware of that. Think where you are going in the future. Imaging, deep sky, planets or all of these. The EQ5 Pro is a good mount but doesn't give you much headroom in max weight. I now use my Skymax 150 and my Explorer 130PDS on an AZ-EQ6 at the same time in Az mode so I can have wide and narrow high mag views a
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