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  1. The O-ring fix sounds like a very good alternative, thx to everyone for their ideas
  2. So went out tonight for the first time in about maybe 3 years with the 250 px and what a lovely view of jupiter I had, lots of detail , anyhow as soon as I began to focus, the rubber grip that is inset in the focus wheel broke in half, so I now need a pair of them, any idea as to where I can get them or maybe make a pair ? Thx
  3. I will, hopefully it will arrive on wednesday and I'll get straight on it lol
  4. Hi guyz, I have just bought Sky Safari pro for my samsung galaxy tab 10.1 and have also bought this bluetooth adapter below, will let you know if I can get it to work with my CPC 800. Wish me luck eBay - The UK's Online Marketplace
  5. how does the warm air escape from the tube? as I dont see a long tube fitted to the cooler.. If you look at most cat coolers they all have a narrow tube that goes into the visual back and the air escapes past the long tube and out through the back.. Colin
  6. look at my thread here m8, all made from stuff you can buy from B&Q. http://stargazerslounge.com/diy-astronomer/98388-home-made-cat-cooler.html Colin
  7. Hi Billy, just out of curiosity, where do you get the uprated bearings from? Thanks m8 Colin
  8. It is m8, I usually have the orion refractor mounted on my heq5-pro but I really like the simple Gps star align of the cpc so bought myself an ADM mounting kit about 2 months back. I originally thought the weight of the other scope plus the counterbalance weight would be too much for the mount but after last night I know its ok now, plus others have done a similar setup. Lets hope it stays lined up after taking the scope and rings off the dovetail bar, kept the rings attached to the refractor of course, but we'll find out when its clear next, whenever that will be(most likely be when moons full again lol). At least I can use the refractor while waiting for the cpc scope to cool down now just got sick of the long cool down time even though I use a cat cooler to cool it down quicker..
  9. Just put the orion onto the cpc800 tonight, got it all setup ready to go focused on Jupiter, the seeing was **** tonight and moon was out, but at least its all ready to go now Colin
  10. I cant see the join team link at all??? I can see it on other teams, just seems a problem with stargazers team.. I went to the other link, shows me info about the team but cant see any way to join ?
  11. Hi Bizbilder, it blows clean filtered air in, directed to the rear of the tube, warm air escapes through the eyepiece. Colin
  12. Hi guys, thought I would show you my home made B&Q Cat cooler. Cost was about £16 including glue, I used 21.5mm pipe and 2 reducers, couldn't find a square end for the fan so made do with the one in the photo. I haven't glued the pipe into the other end incase I get an 11" cat later. I used a piece of filter floss for the filter, I ran it for about 30 mins then checked for particles in the OTA floating about, there was none. Colin
  13. Thanks fo the help guyz, I have the revelation dielectric diagonal from telescope house, its a nice bit of kit. Ordered the adapter from FLO. Thanks again Colin
  14. Hi guyz, is this the item I need for the c8 so I can use my 2" diagonal. Adaptors - William Optics SCT-2 inch adaptor Thanks Colin
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