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lonebod

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  1. Hi guys, I’ve got a list of Astro gear I’m looking to sell. Rather than listing all the details I’ve put in links to FLO’s website for the items you may wish for more details on. Celestron Advanced VX Mount with additional Celestron Counterweight. Includes case for mount. All items are in very good condition. A few scrapes are the top of the tripod where the mount attaches, but this is to be expected. Includes manual. Looking for £350 + p&p. https://www.firstlightoptics.com/celestron-mounts/celestron-advanced-vx-mount.html https://www.firstlightoptics.com/cge-pro-series/celestron-counterweights.html Skywatcher Evostar 100ED DS-Pro Outfit include x0.85 reduced. Additional dovetail based included to a guidescope can be attatched. A few marks on the dovetail bar where the scope attaches to the mount. This is to be expected. Looking for £350 + p&p. https://www.firstlightoptics.com/pro-series/skywatcher-evostar-100ed-ds-pro-outfit.html Additional items. Skywatcher 9x50 Finderscope - £30 +p&p https://www.firstlightoptics.com/finders/skywatcher-9x50-finderscope.html All Items approx. 18 months old. For the mount and scope I would prefer collection or meet at a convenient location as postage for these is likely to be reasonably high. Please pm me if you have any questions, or to discuss bundle/pricing.
  2. Thanks very much guys. Really appreciate the help. Sent from my SM-G925F using Tapatalk
  3. I have an AVX. Really like it. Looking back I'd get the NEQ6 for the extra load and wider support. Sent from my SM-G925F using Tapatalk
  4. Hi guys, My powertank has failed again so I was looking for an alternative for home use with my AVX mount. Has anyone found a suitable alternative to the following (which doesn't appear to be available in the UK)? http://www.celestron.com/browse-shop/astronomy/accessories/other-accessories/ac-adapter Thanks, G Sent from my SM-G925F using Tapatalk
  5. Hi guys thanks for the replies. I have a Celestron 9.25" Evolution. Sent from my SM-G925F using Tapatalk
  6. Hi guys, This could be a simple question; i certainly hope so. I been a refactor user for a wee while now and have recently got an SCT. The collimation seems to be quite good, but when i look as starts i see what seem to be diffraction spike at higher magnification. Would you suggests this is just atmospheric conditions causing this at high mag? I use the same EP's and filters on my refactor and get perfect round stars, but don;t tend to use as high mag. I know the atmospheric limitation tends to be around 250 - 300x on a good day and I am at times getting close to this. Just want to make sure I'm not missing something in my setup. Thanks, G.
  7. So would an off axis guider be better for long focal length scopes? Would thus also be suitable for short focal length scopes? Sent from my SM-G925F using Tapatalk
  8. Fantastic thread guys. Got loads of information. Gonna look at the finder guider for my 100ED. There were a few comments about not using a finder for guiding on longer focal length scopes such as SCTs? I've also got a Celestron 9.23" SCT. Would that be better with an ST80? If so I might need to ditch my AVX and get something more robust!!! Sent from my SM-G925F using Tapatalk
  9. Stupid question I'm sure, but is you scope correctly balanced?
  10. Hi guys, I got my 100ED a couple of weeks ago and thus have had nearly 2 weeks of rain. Sorry about that!! Anyhooo, i tried to attach my DSLR to the OTA last night for the first time but had trouble focusing. I decided to choose something simple i.e. the moon, but could not achieve focus. I used both the diagonal, and direct onto the OTA, but could not get any focus. When I use an EP i can get some brilliant views. Do i HAVE to use the 0.85 focal reducer with the DSLR? Thanks. G.
  11. Try around 10 to 15 15 sec exposures and stack them in DSS. Recentre after about 2 or 3.
  12. Takes time and patience, but there is no reason why a smaller budget can't get anyone an opportunity to take some images. I've since sold my 200px and "upgrades" to an AVX mount nt and 100ED. It'll be interesting to see if I get as good results.
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