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rockinrome

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About rockinrome

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  1. rockinrome

    Astronomy Now wrong again

    Oh dear. <sighs> I want my £5.20 back!
  2. rockinrome

    Astronomy Now wrong again

    I think this is an important point and very interesting to me. I have recently "moved" to Astronomy Now from Sky At Night as whoever should read and re-read the content before being published is clearly asleep. Every issue for (say) the last 6 months has had quite noticeable spelling mistakes and factual errors - some of which they do comment on in the next issue - but that is shutting the gate when the horse has bolted surely?! I do not want to pay for this to happen. I know we are only human (so goes the song) but surely the Editor is responsible? Clear skies.
  3. rockinrome

    COMPLETED - SkyWatcher Evostar 80ED OTA

    This is now SOLD.
  4. rockinrome

    SynScan 2 or 3 Star Alignment

    Yeh thnaks, I get that ..... I also said ....... " (with a good polar align of course)."
  5. rockinrome

    Oh God is this the Future?

    A few years back we used to farm by moonlight .... so how about just using ..... you know ....... The Moon ........???!!
  6. rockinrome

    SynScan 2 or 3 Star Alignment

    Ohhh and I also forgot to mention the dreaded cone error, which I believe 3 star align eliminates (?)
  7. rockinrome

    HEQ5 PRO SynScan

    Hmmmm, I have some lithium grease too from doing focuser re-greasing ....... might do that ......
  8. rockinrome

    HEQ5 PRO SynScan

    hahahahaaa
  9. rockinrome

    HEQ5 PRO SynScan

    Thanks for the replies AKB and RichLD - much appreciated. Glad it's normal <wipes brow>. Rowan belt mod is deffo something I will consider.
  10. rockinrome

    HEQ5 PRO SynScan

    Hello all ... I have just acquired the HEQ5 PRO Synscan (new one with green bits!). All seems OK on a test run the other night and seems to track perfectly. Just one question though - each time I go to a target it makes quite a bit of noise initially and then goes near silent for the rest of the go to movement. Is this normal? Thanks in advance as always and hope the skies clear (for more than a day soon!) :)
  11. rockinrome

    CG-4 with EQ3-2 SynScan

    Lowered price to £400.00 - come one someone's dying to buy it for Christmas surely .....
  12. rockinrome

    Andromeda last night

    The only thing I could add to try and help is to take some data that under exposes the core. Then use layers in photoshop to mask/bring through the other data as required. Easier said than done I know. Andromeda is notoriously hard to get right - do we ever?! All the best
  13. rockinrome

    Tonights brief goes M81 M82 M101

    Cracking shots - some "proper" colour getting through too.
  14. rockinrome

    CG-4 with EQ3-2 SynScan

    Hello all I'm now having a proper clear out and looking to upgrade some kit soon, so here's my "hybrid" CG-4 / EQ3-2 SynScan mount. I have had this mount for approx. 3 years and it hasn't had all that much use of late. I have never had any problems with it and tracks really well. When I got the mount together I wanted the larger tubular legs, so I purchased the CG-4 mount (same head as SkyWatcher EQ3-2). This enabled me at a later date to upgrade the head with the SynScan (which is at the latest software upgrade). There is also a Polar scope installed. As an aside, SkyWatcher has recently brought out the EQM-35 PRO Go-To which is exactly what this mount is based on!! Please see picture. Comes with all counter weights / cables, but NOT THE SCOPE I will also throw in a 12V power adapter. I'm asking £480 please. Thanks for looking.
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