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Everything posted by sparkyjon

  1. cheers yeah steve i think i'm gonna try and get to one of the meets towards the end of the summer , scope or not.. it is a right gutter as i was just getting used to my 200p and thought i'd settled in for being a dob user , then a lovely bill ended up on the mat, but never mind the stars still go round and i have eyes so get on with it lol..
  2. hello peeps i've been quiet the last few months, thought i'd pop on and tell ya i'm still around, unfortunatley due to me still being out of work because of my ankle i'm currently scopeless needs must so to speak all luxuries are gone , but still watching the skies with a small pair of binos, fingers crossed i'll have a bit of luck soon and i can start saving again for a big ol dob.. hope your all loving this clear sky the last few days , it had to happen now i havent got a scope lol, hopefully i'll get to one of the meets this year telescope or not.. clear skies peace out..
  3. really glad it all went well for ya strange what happened but there might be a reasonable explanation..
  4. I hope you do get it mate there might have been something else going on and i've misjudged the situation , it's not like i actually won the auction , it just seemed strange that he offered it an hour after because the person who out bid me hadnt paid i said yes and nothing no contact ,and it came back up on another account.. i've got my fingers crossed for ya
  5. hope you do get it , as this person has relisted under two different i.d.s , it was me who asked if he can post if i sorted a courier out, he said yes , then when i lost the bid a day later he asked do i want it as the other guy hadnt paid (shill bid me thinks) i replied yes but reminded him i need it posted and would get a courier myself if he would package , then nothing, and it came back on ebay with another sellers i.d. , it is the same guy as it looks like he buys and sell cars as well. let us know if it all goes to plan he wasnt happy with £300 from me so it will be good to see if he keeps to his word..fingers crossed for you and hopefully i read the situation all wrong but it did seem suspect to me.
  6. Can you got these computer controlled though imad or is this just for your visual set up. I think ive seen electronic ones but not sure if they can hook up to a lappy and they seemed very expensive as you said ..
  7. Get a mak with one of the lighter eq mounts. either an eq 3-2 with goto or one of the smaller ioptron ones that have a wedge and gps very handy for travelling as you don't need to find your gps coordinates all the time. every little helps lol.
  8. ah thats why i struggled i used two big sheets on my skyliner 200p and a few tiny strips to fill the gaps and around the secondary..
  9. ah thats why i struggled i used two big sheets on my skyliner 200p and a few tiny strips to fill the gaps and around the secondary..
  10. it will work i had an c8 and was planning on doing it
  11. There is a lot of dodgy stuff going on with Google chrome at present Im signed in on my browser and get Google throne attachment emails telling me a payment has been bounced with so n so card please fill in this form even though i don't have that card.
  12. Did mine today and almost flocked it up lol. Its quite tricky to get a good smooth covering i found it easier to peel off the backing and roll it up with the sticky side facing down and basically roll it on your arm around the inside..
  13. sorry as with all forums it read differently to me, it did seemed as if you were saying they wouldnt do it with arts so why should they do it with science/astronomy, to me astronomy can be as complicated or simple as you want it to be £1000's of pounds worth of gear or just your eyes, thats the feeling i always get off s@n , but one of the issues i have noticed is that the professional astronomers,even Sir,Patrick Moore, as he always said he was an amateur, used to talk as if we all were as clued up as them , my missus watches it and hardly understands anything being said, Now Jon Culshaw is doing the asking and it's helping her , if one person gets into and understands it all a little bit more by adding Jon then how can it be a bad thing...
  14. wow these mods make a really big difference i've done the lazy susan mod and built the fans in ,although i'm taking the smaller one out, i will add pics of the fan mod and lazy susan mod when i get 5 minutes, time to flock it now..
  15. One of the most arrogant replies ive come across.. I think you've missed the point of the sky at night and everything sir Patrick Moore stood for.. Astronomy is for everyone at every level young or old. Highly intelligent or not..You have all the scientists on sky at night the basis of having someone like Jon culshaw is the point of view from the beginner or amateur star gazer he didn't even do any impressions this week so i think its time to let him carry on and do what he's doing. Could be worse it Could be Jonathan Ross
  16. i like this image, i think thats how the moon should look as you approach it in space, looks like all the earthly interference has been removed.. cracking pics of the moon
  17. not only that the wrapping was off one of the rolls so i had £2 off, yes.. going to do this sometime this week,
  18. Managed to pop into wilkos today after the hospital and there where two left lucky or what.
  19. Now ive installed the rear fan Im dropping the smaller fan its not needed the whole tube chills really quickly with the bigger 140mm fan running.
  20. i'm going to try tomorrow again pending the weather , it's curry night tonight so i doubt i'll get a chance to go out.. good luck skyhussar and anyone else targeting panstarrs
  21. it's been on more times than that , i've been watching ebay for months on telescopes deciding what to buy and changing stuff when i got it wrong, it's been on about 20 times, they also seem to have a load of other stuff with the same description asking to let them know what you are trying to purchase when you send them an email, they are all priced at £1500 and more recently £1700 , last week two sellers had the same picture and description running at the same time, with both sellers opposite ends of the country, i do believe this is hacked accounts, this is why when i have finished selling my last two items on ebay and settled this months extortionate bill i will be deleting my account, you pay for safety on ebay if it's this bad just in our hobby imagine the whole of ebay it must go on with loads of things not just telescopes.i'd rather not for pay for listings and get done on the likes of pre loved or forum classifieds (although they are mainly safe enough)
  22. gary i have the skywatcher auto focuser on my 200p ,it really is easy to fit, there are a few videos on youtube , i just paused one showing the fitting and did it by what it should look like rather than read the instructions it was much easier. makes a big difference to wobble as well..
  23. Its was back on earlier day before two sellers were selling the same kit same picture and same asking price in the description.
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