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warpout

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  1. Thanks Cornelius, I was hoping it was going to be so simple. If I do decide to go down the guide camera route, is there one you can recommend ( and the set up), hopefully not too expensive. I really appreciate your advice. Regards Clive
  2. Hello Cornelius Varley, yes, my 'scope is non go-to, just SkyWatcher dual axis motors and hand controller. This could be what I'm looking for. Would this work using Stellarium from my laptop because I don't possess a guide camera. Regards Clive
  3. I'm looking for a cable to connect my laptop COMM port to my Skywatcher stepper motor hand controller via the ST4 port, using the ASCOM and EQMOD programs. First of all, is this possible and secondly, where can I find a cable.
  4. Can I use Stellarium to control my stepper motors through the handset on my 200P Newtonian or does it only work with Go To's.
  5. Where can I get collimation thumbscrews for my Skywatcher 200P Newtonian. The one's from Bob's Knobs seem a little expensive. Regards.
  6. I have a Skywatcher 200p with EQ5 mount. I accidently trod on one of the slow motion control knobs and, needless to say, my size 10 put paid to it. I have done a lot of searching but I have been unable to find replacement knobs. I have seen plenty of the flexible cable controls but I am not a lover of these. Does anyone know of a supplier for the control knobs or a compatible substitute? Like I said, I don't want the long flexible type, just the short ones that were originally supplied with the 'scope. Thanks in anticipation.
  7. Hi, I use BST , I have the 8,10,15 and 25mm. The 5 mm probably wouldn't cut it on the 200P unless you have perfect conditions. As for the 32mm, BST only go up to 25mm. For the price, you can't go wrong with the BST ep's.
  8. I have read with interest how some people find flocking the inside of the tube improves the performance of the telescope i.e. cutting down on internal glare. Does this work or is it just pesonal preference. I have been thinking about this for a while and I just need a bit of insight and advice. If it is worth doing, where is the best place to purchase flocking material.
  9. A bit more info to my earlier question. My 'scope is a Skywatcher 8" refractor and I use 1.25" eye pieces. It appears that upgrading to 2" ep's wouldn't be a bad idea. Also, there is a fair amount of light pollution where I live.
  10. Looking to invest in a decent nebula filter, around £50, but would not mind paying a little extra for a quality filter(cheaper if possible). Having read reviews, each filter seems to have their plus and minus points. What would you recommend for a first nebula filter. All suggestions considred. Thanks.
  11. Just inspected worm drives on my EQ5 mount and they look as if they need lubrication because they are bone dry. Can someone please suggest what type of grease I should use. I have looked on SGL and other sites and there are many suggestions, people can't seem to agree on what's good and what's not. Can someone recommend a suitable lubricant?
  12. I have recently purchased the above powertank. I would like to power my laptop(battery has had it's day) which runs on 19 volts. Is there an inverter or some other device out there that can give me 19 volts from the 12 volt "cigarette lighter" output socket. If not, looks like I'll have to buy a new battery.
  13. After an earlier post, I am thinking of investing in an eyepiece projection adapter. I have BST eyepieces which are quite bulky. Will the adapter accommodate these.
  14. Thanks Cinco, yes, I have a Skywatcher 200P Newtonian. Bit disappointed, some research needed and probably additional equipment. Everything was going so well until I pressed the shutter button. Even Saturn was just a blur. I thought my mirror might have been the problem. Again, thanks for the info. Clear skies.
  15. Thanks Cinco, yes, I have a Skywatcher 200P Newtonian. Bit disappointed, some research needed and probably additional equipment. Everything was going so well until I pressed the shutter button. Even Saturn was just a blur. I thought my mirror might have been the problem. Again, thanks for the info. Clear skies.
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