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  1. Excluding the included two the first eyepiece bought was a maxvision 16mm and still have it.
  2. happy-kat

    Battery - pfffffft

    I have one of those as well and the cost is nothing when you consider the amount of power cycles that battery has plus the much better environment footprint. Not sure about charging a laptop though.
  3. happy-kat

    Omegon MiniTrack LX2 Tracking DSLR Mount

    It looks very portable and no batteries that fabulous. Be interesting to see it taken up and some users using it. Found a hands on user to read.
  4. There a whole thread on imaging without an eq mount and one member is using a large goto dob. The No EQ Challenge thread. Search for q200 as that will find the thread.
  5. Which exact 127mm mount combo as they vary some tracking mounts allow manual control which others is handset only. Are you intending to share observing with others?
  6. happy-kat

    First AP set up advice

    Found a review on cloudynights and an unpacking YouTube but searching on astrobin there are some images shared on there taken using the eqm-35.
  7. happy-kat

    First AP set up advice

    If you compare specs between that new my and the eq5 it might be interesting to see where they differ on weight and specs. Not sure yet if you have enough posts but there's an active selling page on this forum if looking at second hand as well.
  8. happy-kat

    The "No EQ" DSO Challenge!

    I sorted the Virtuoso tracking out by getting the right balance bias for the direction I was imaging. Details are also here. https://stargazerslounge.com/topic/284484-tracking-issues/ Basically if imaging to the East make the mount slightly back bias i.e. lens slightly weight bias to the rear. If imaging to the west make the lens weight bias slightly to the front. It doesn't need to be much just so that when the clutches are lose and you move the camera/lens the weight bias can be seen. When the clutches are lose you are not looking for such a strong bias that means the nose or rear of the lens sinks on it's own. Then you are good to go.
  9. happy-kat

    The "No EQ" DSO Challenge!

    The good news I fixed it fine. Off to get the thread and the details.
  10. happy-kat

    First AP set up advice

    Only you know what you can manage safely for your personal situation. I hope you can settle on something and it works well for you. Why not do a feature side by side list on both mounts. Might be worth having a search on astrobin to see if images taken using that new mount have been posted. Going even lighter the are plenty images being taken with a star adventurer and being guided and even now with the az-gti in eq mode guided. Your telescope puts those mounts out of reach just sharing as there is something for everyone at different levels to have a go at AP. A camera on a static mount can still do AP. Think about what it is you want to achieve and what you need to get there that fits what you can do and enjoy doing.
  11. happy-kat

    I've been Microsofted....

    The metred connection throttle works pretty well at stopping biggies.
  12. Aren't those lovely images, well done all and to all the other entries too.
  13. happy-kat

    Imaging with a Star Adventurer

    I got mine from Astroboot, and I've seen just the shoe plate to use on eBay before if already have suitable red dot finder.
  14. There is also a link in my build thread where a member shared another way to deal with tangent error that can be 3d printed to stick on the board if using a straight rod to push the board.
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