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    From the album: Star Party Nov 2017

  2. GyCx


    From the album: Star Party Nov 2017

  3. GyCx


    From the album: Star Party Nov 2017

  4. Hve you tried these? http://www.astroboot.co.uk
  5. I agree the QHY8L would be a good fit and thank you for all your input. I have had to do a bit of research to comprenhend it. but it has been invaluble.
  6. Hi All. Im looking at getting a CCD camera, OSC/used, I have about £700.00 budget. Im am wanting to target mainly galaxies. I know mono is more sensitve and I will one day go this route when I can have a perminent OBSY. I will be using a C11 with a F6.3 Reducer on EQ6 Pro. Is there any other kit I would need with the CCD filters/Etc If it was your £££ what would you put it on?
  7. Nearly all gone just the eyepiece and guide scope rings left open to offers. I also have a SW ALT AZ handset controller and DC stepper motors inc gears and board from an EQ6
  8. Check in the 'device manager' you will find it in 'control panel' system. With the adaptor plugging in look for the entry in the list. As Spikey has stated it will be called 'prolific' if you see this in the device manager check there is no issue with it. If all is well in the device manager go to the eqascom telescope control panel>configure and hit the search button this will scan all com channels for a connected device. baud rate 9600 retry 2 timeout 1000
  9. Help. I have broken my red dot finder base! I cannot find a replacement anywhere. does anyone know where these can be found?
  10. I have done this myself to my EQ6 mount, its a bit fiddly but as I remember the Mod kit came with very concise easy to follow instructions. Give it a go your-self I think you will be surprised how straight forward it is to do.
  11. Just plugged it into a Windows 10 PC and the camera installed using Microsoft LifeCam studio driver, no download needed. The label on the camera cable states Microsoft LifeCam studio.
  12. Image taken 30/10/17 Celestron C11 (f6.3 FR) with EOS 1000D (Non - modded) ISO 100 1/25 Exposure. Have ignored the Moon for ages, this was fun. Thanks
  13. Hi I will find out this evening and post a link here if they provide drivers for windows 10
  14. Hi No its not, it is a skywatcher finder bracket it was used on a Celestron C8 albeit using one screw and double sided sticky foam pad.
  15. I have just upgraded my scope from a C8 - C11 and as such have a few spare items for sale. I can post items, buyer pays for postage. 8 " bahtinov Mask £10.00 Skywatcher finder scope bracket £15.00 Microsoft Life cam 1080p Modified for astro Inc UV filter £35.00 Celestron Dew shield for C6 C8 £15.00 (This has been modified to fit OTA with 2 dovetail bars, Some of the logo is missing see pics) 90mm Finder/Guider Scope rings £15.00 Scope rings £35.00 (for size see picture sticker on box) Celestron X-Cel 7mm Eyepiece £50.00 Thanks for looking. Ps I am looking for a Dew shield for a C11 and a Vixen style dovetail bar to fit a C11 if anyone wants to offer a swap.
  16. Here is my Celestron C8 XLT for sale, as I have upgraded to a C11. I have used this for the last 4 years, It has a Telrad adaptor affixed to the Tube and a second Vixen style dovetail bar. Which I use for my ST80 guide scope. I bought the scope with these modifications already in place I have never used the Telrad adaptor so cannot attest to its condition but the second vixen dovetail I have used to attach a ST80 OTA as a guide scope. this has always been sturdy with no issues. I used ADM Clamps. I have posted a few more bits and bobs I am also selling so please have a look as there is a dew shield and Bahtinov mask which fit this OTA. There are the usual marks on the dovetail bar used to mount the scope and the odd small scratch/chip here and there as you would expect but all the important stuff still works really well. I am looking for £450.00 Any questions please ask. I would prefer collection but I can post at buyers expense. Thanks.
  17. Hi All. I need a vixen style dovetail bar for a C11 OTA if anyone's got one gathering dust. Thanks.
  18. Hi I have a practically brand new Celestron X-Cel LX 7 mm if you are still looking Still in original box and comes with the eyepiece tube.
  19. I built one of these for my C8 and now C11, was fun to do and cost less that £20 http://emediadesigns.com/focuser/
  20. It looks like i need the losmandy saddle and clamp for eq6. I have C8 at mo using a celestron vixen style dovetail bar. Can someone point me in the right direction. P.s. it is an old school EQ6 (Black) which i have upgraded to belt driven goto Thanks.
  21. I need to mount a Celestron C11 onto a EQ6 Mount does anyone know the correct dovetail bar I'm going to need?
  22. Sorted used a M12 bolt from Tool station 80 pence Thanks
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