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  1. Thanks a bunch david_taurus83, also Phil Brewer on CN..... Great guide indeed. Can now attempt a service on my AZ-EQ6, with modicum of confidence. Good task for Covid19 lock down times.... Cheers All n stay safe. Andrew
  2. Fine work indeed, Stuart. I had just bought the Polemaster at the IAS and, having come across the Sharpcap PA routine demonstrated by the developer, I seriously debated returning the Polemaster. Did you ever try using the Polemaster camera with Sharpcap? I tried this but could not see any star field with it, altho Sharpcap did recognise the camera as a Polemaster. cheers Andrew
  3. No question, the AZ EQ6 is the better mount by far. Better engineered, better in use, better durability, plus it gives the facility to do AZ observing when you want. The belt drive is also marginally quieter.
  4. Such a pity the Astronomy and Nature Centre, as it was, is no more. However the videos are all still v useful. Well done R Dalby et al.
  5. Hi Rugbyrene I use two of the Geoptic cases, a square one for the mount and a narrow one to take the weights and extension bar. They work well indeed with some large bubble wrap to soak up the knocks. Good luck with your selection Andrew
  6. Hi Mark_C Loads of info in your posts, thanks. Any update on that disassembly guide or photos which you mentioned? T'would be a great help to other AZ-EQ6 users. Cheers Andrew
  7. Well done on the build so far. Look forward to see it progress to completion. I too am planning an observatory, utilising a tiled roof shack which housed 4 kennels (from the previous house owners).Your design has given me much food for thought, thanks.Good luck from a retired O&G expat.Andrew
  8. I'm also a bit surprised you've had no responses. Am interested in a JMI EV1n myself and hear good reports about them,but nothing first hand.Hope you get a reply soonCheersAndrew
  9. Thanks Alan Appreciate the tableau Andrew
  10. Hi Haz How much are you looking to get for the # Skywatcher HEQ5 Synscan with handset ? Does it come with a power pack or just the cig lead? Polarscope? When you mention tray, does that mean you include tripod? Also the # Skywatcher 200p ? My son might be interested in that.. Cheers Andrew
  11. Hallo and welcome to Stargazers Andrew
  12. Hi Randy and Welcome to Stargazers You'll find lots of good advice and friendly banter here Good seeing Andrew
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    Hi Jim and welcome to Stargazers Trust you'll enjoy the banter and good advice you'll find here Good seeing Andrew
  14. Hi Bexidoodle, welcome to Stargazers Hope you have clear skies when you visit Wales. Enjoy the forum and good luck Andrew
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    Hi Sam and welcome to Stargazers "I am not a nerd but I like nerdish things" Good luck with your stargazing and future endeavours Andrew
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