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Russty

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  1. Did you get get a battery pack and lead with the mount? If so I would take it to Maplins or similar and get adapter with same tip on, just make sure you get same tip polarity tho. ie tip pos or tip neg.
  2. Very Nice. I am in Awe of you Astro photography guys and gals. I would die a happy man if I could take a shot like that.
  3. I ain't never collumated either, what is collumation?
  4. Its one you can get out of the house b4 your wife catches you.
  5. Yes I also have a Skymax 127 nice small powerful scope and VERY portable. I would warn against the Goto mount it is sometimes supplied with (unless you can mod it) as it does have a tendency to be a tad wobbly when focusing and in the slightest breeze.
  6. Hi Aronnax I posted similar question in a thread abit below this one regarding upgrading 200p EPs Got some good advice, I,m looking at th Explorer Scientific range as they are quite well regarded and resonably well priced only prob is tho you have to get them from EU or the states by the looks of it as I have learned they are pulling out of UK dealers.
  7. Thank you all for your help, I like the look and reviews of some of the Mead 5000s but I think I might go for some Ex Sc as they do look good value for money and have equally good reviews. Maybe I can get some TVs when the mortgage is payed off .
  8. Nice pic Soupy what settings did you use?
  9. Hi all, Having recently bought a 200p I was wondering what thoughts people had on upgrading eyepieces as I am a relative beginner to astronomy. I bought a Revelation Eyepiece kit for my MAK 127 last year and this will do fine for the time being until my bank balance recovers and I get a bit more familiar with the scope, but where do I go from there? I quite like the idea of 2" EPs so is it worth saving up and investing in Tele Vues or similar or would that be overkill for the 200p, I used a quote before, like putting a Ferrari Dino V12 in a 2CV (no offence meant to 2CV owners) no point in spending a large amount of money when I wont see any benefits because of the limitations of the scope. So any suggestions would be gratefully received. Oh and while we are on the subject I also bought an Antares 2X Barlow for the MAK, so any thoughts on upgrading that would also be appreciated. Cheers Russ..................
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    Hello

    oops Tele Vue not Teleview
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    Hello

    Hi Doug, I bought the revalation eypiece kit for the MAK last year it was around 120 quid ish so not brilliant but better than the ones that come supplied with OTA, so I will use them for the time being untill my bank account makes a bit of a recovery. I was thinking of posting on this very subject on SGL, if people thought that the 200p would benefit from splashing out on some 2" Televiews or similar or wether that would be like putting a Ferrari V12 Dino in a 2CV ( no offence meant to 2CV owners)
  12. Thank you all for your warm welcomes, Soupy I live at Grange Moor so Ideal for both Hudds and Wakey not far from you by your profile pic. the following has been copied and pasted from the main SGL welcome page I posted earlier today just so you know a tad more about me "Hello there My name is Russ or Russell when the wifes in a mood. I live mainly in Yorkshire around 'uddersfield but spend a lot of time in Cornwall. Ive been around for roughly 47 years. I am fairly new to astronomy I bought a Skywatcher MAK 127 on the AZ goto mount 'bout a year ago and have really enjoyed it. (Well actually bought it for my son whos now dedcided hes "fed up" of astronomy 'cos its too cold etc, but the good news is I got the bug). I really like the Mak but the problem I found was the Wibbly Wobbly mount. So just last month I bought a 200p on an EQ5. The MAK is now rock solid and dual axis controls I got for the mount are fantastic. The 200p hasn't had First light yet but it's all laser collimated and ready to go, so soon I hope. I have only just signed up to this site but have used it on many occasions to get tips info and reviews and find the people here really knowledgeable and passionate So that's a bit about me if there are any astronomers in the Huddersfield/Wakefield area and Roseland/ Carrick Roads area It would be nice to hear from you. Cheers" Ive Just posted on that thread too thanking everyone for the welcomes with a note that yet again clouds spoil 200p play ahh well no rush. So I look forward to meeting you guys soon and picking your brains lol and if there is any way i can assist just ask ( I make pretty mean dew heaters ) . Thank you all
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    Hello

    Thank you all for your warm welcomes. No luck again tonight for the 200, back to swatting up on the Messier Catalogue. Russ
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    Hello

    Hello there My name is Russ or Russell when the wifes in a mood. I live mainly in Yorksire around 'Uddersfield but spend a lot of time in Cornwall. Ive been around for roughly 47 years. I am fairly new to astronomy I bought a Skywatcher MAK 127 on the AZ goto mount 'bout a year ago and have really enjoyed it. (Well actually bought it for my son whos now dedcided hes "fed up" of astronomy 'cos its too cold etc, but the good news is I got the bug). I really like the Mak but the problem I found was the Wibbly Wobbly mount. So just last month I bought a 200p on an EQ5. The MAK is now rock solid and dual axis controls I got for the mount are fantastic. The 200p hasn't had First light yet but it's all laser collimated and ready to go, so soon I hope. I have only just signed up to this site but have used it on many occasions to get tips info and reviews and find the people here really knowledgeable and passionate So that's a bit about me if there are any astronomers in the Huddersfield/Wakefield area and Roseland/ Carrick Roads area It would be nice to hear from you. Cheers
  15. Hello there I just thought I would introduce myself. I am a relative newcomer to astronomy and live in the Huddersfield/Wakefield area. None of my friends or relatives are really interested in astronomy so I have found myself a bit of a "Billy no Mates" when it comes to stargazing. I saw your group on SGL and was wondering if there was any chance of me tagging along on your next outing or your next meet, I promise not to get in the way or embarrass myself (much).
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