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  1. No central bolt! From an earlier post I noticed its a M12 1.75 do you know the length of it?
  2. Hi All. I have just bought this extension (used) They had never used it so did not know how it was put together. Any way I only got the tube, the upper and lower plates and 3 outer bolts and 3 outer screws. I don't have anything else can you tell me what i'm missing? Cheers.
  3. Got some 80 mm tube rings from Teleskope service in Germany. Really quick delivery!
  4. Skywatcher has not got back to me (5 days) so I guess its a write off. After attempting to flash the unit. It has now decided not to power up when connected to the mount! Boooo Skywatcher
  5. I have emailed Skywatcher with this fault should get a response soon (lol)
  6. Sorry should of said for a ST80. I have bought the ones from FLO and they are too big (90mm) Not sure I need to stretch to £70-80 for 80mm tube rings from borg (just yet) How come the Borg ones are soo much more expensive are they made from unicorn horn?
  7. Does anyone know where to buy 80mm tube rings I cannot find them anywhere!
  8. If I connect to the handset I get this information- hardware 73.73 firmware 73.73 database 73.73
  9. Is it right that the controller that I have is not compatible with my mount? (did work fine for a long time)
  10. Get this error! version 3.xx firmware does not work on version 73.xx hardware
  11. GyCx

    M51 (cropped)

    From the album: Guided DSO

    © guy cox

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    Guided DSO

  13. GyCx


    From the album: Guided DSO

    © guy cox

  14. Hi All. My Synscan controller has the word Synscan, (in Gold) under the LCD window and Synscan AZ (In White) at the bottom. When I boot holding down 0 + 8 I het hardware ver 1.7 If I boot normally it states "Allview Pano" 3.9.24 I am using this on a Skywatcher EQ6 GOTO (Upgraded with GOTO kit) This hand set has been working fine up until now. So I have been trying to update firmware but I cannot decipher which firmware update applies to me. I did buy the handset separate to the kit. any help much appreciated.
  15. Phew! Fixed! It was the bearing from the retaining ring side getting stuck and not going down far enough. the ring must of played loose and the bearing slipped. Stay with a problem long enough! I had to use the circlip pliers on the edge of the bearing and a gentle tap with the rubber hammer and down it went mm by mm stiff little bug**r tho. Think my problem now though will be lack of play. still I know how to deal with that now tho. Taking things apart ....... priceless! Thanks everyone
  16. Thanks Dave. I have checked this and the retaining ring is in the right place. I did notice a slight buckle in the brass gear on the worm shaft could this be the culprit. Im considering a belt upgrade kit but not sure if this will fix or should I get to the bottom of this issue first?
  17. This maybe a silly idea! but the worm gear endcaps are hollowed in the middle which allows for the excessive movement in the worm gear shaft can one or both of these caps be filled with something to limit the shaft movement. As I understand it the shaft does need to be able to move but by how much?
  18. The worm shaft movement is there even with the end caps screwed down tight. the locking ring on one side seems to have no effect whether its tight or slackend off a little. Astro babys guide has been followed. Hence mount now stripped down cleaned and re-greased. (needed a good clean and I thought maybe this maybe this could be the cause!). Following the worm gear adjustment guide I can 'lock' the RA gear tight ( 1/4 turn, loosen one side/tighten other) but the slightest minute turn and the large amount of play is back! I have noticed that the worm gear bearings slide within their housing's and on the gear side protrude into the inner chamber is this normal?
  19. After getting my EQ6 out for the first time in ages I noticed a LARGE amount of play in the RA. After engaging the RA Clutch the mount/scope would rotate about 1 cm. after removing the worm gear end caps the movement is in the worm gear shaft. as I rotate the RA axis the worm gear shaft protrudes in and out in tandem with the rotation movement. I have followed the procedure of adjusting the worm gear grub screws but no matter how careful I am the large amount of play is still there. Should the worm gear shaft display such a large amount of movement or is something wrong?
  20. GyCx

    Help needed

    Thanks Rik,
  21. GyCx

    Help needed

    Thanks for the offer I will give that a try maybe if I joint one or two together I might be able to do it. Cheers.
  22. GyCx

    Help needed

    Thought of that I only have a 2 x celestron barlow, took the lens out last night and used as a T adaptor but was not long enough.
  23. GyCx

    Help needed

    I setup my guiding scope and camera last week at Kelling for the first time. Obviously it did not work but I have since found out that I need a 1.25 3 inch extension tube so my QHY5 Camera can find focus on my ST80 guide scope. I can only find these on ebay but I would like to try guiding at SGL9 this weekend. Has anyone got a spare or know where I can find one at short notice FLO do not have these and suggested a Celestron T adaptor but this was tested last night and did not work. Any help much appriciated.
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