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  1. It looks like a belt option is the way forwards then... On the little Tak there are limited mounting options, so I may have to create something custom to mount a stepper motor which i can control via the Pegasus box when imaging, and be enough out of the way when going visual.
  2. Yes - it's the power requirement I'm trying to avoid for manual use. As a 'grab and go' and easy travel option, I don't want to need power.
  3. Yeah - maybe I'm over complicating it. I have a Pegasus power box which includes a stepper driver, so was imaging I could use that for the imaging control, but maybe there's a simpler solution.
  4. Thanks - I looked at the the Pegasus Focus Cube as that has a similar function, but I'm hoping to not require a power supply for the manual use.
  5. I’ve seen that on the Moonlite, but not on anything else. It would be a great option though.
  6. I want to be able to image with my FS(Q)-60/76, which in principle is fine. However, focussing with adequate precision is at best, quite taxing. The obvious solution seems to be an electronic focus drive. But I also want to retain a fully manual visual option. So how can I achieve this? Is it possible?
  7. I have the Plus version, when you select an object, you can then open the context menu (tap the Selection option in the bottom bar/menu) and then 'Measure from. You can then select another object and see the angle and distance.
  8. I have no idea about future SW plans, but I regularly see people loading the AZ-GTi beyond 5kg using a counterweight, and seemingly without any significant issues.
  9. The RACI sale to @wulfrun above didn't quite cover my pre-emptive ordering of this, but it arrived today anyway.
  10. Is that the More Blue Carbon Fibre Half Pillar? It looks great with that grey Report - I think I need one
  11. The rings look great - so whenever you want to sell the clamshell...
  12. I've just had this printed (A3) and it's pretty great for ~£20 (I used https://www.doxdirect.com A3, 130gsm satin paper).
  13. Yes - it comes with the bracket, but not with the finder shoe / base.
  14. This is the TSSU850WW from TS-Optics, bought for a project which never materialised, and so is now surplus to my requirements. In great condition. Nice clear image and with crosshairs. Price: £60 inc. UK mainland postage. Payment: bank transfer or PayPal (buyer pays fees)
  15. Picadilly Circus 2015 - ahhh, I barely remember it.
  16. What a great write-up for your new scope. I’ve found that this little Tak (and the even tinier FS-60) feel as though they punch far above their weight.
  17. Yeah I think so. The Astronomical League list this - https://www.astroleague.org/al/obsclubs/messier/messlist.html
  18. It's exactly what it looks like - I'm looking for a Tak 6x30 finder and bracket.
  19. Where did you get those really long Slo-mo cables from?
  20. I've attached some pictures of what I am trying to achieve. I think the better Velcro will be my first option, but any clever pocket type or other arrangements gratefully considered.
  21. No, it's blue all over. And the mounting geometry restricts my options too.
  22. I don't have lots of options to try here. However, on closer inspection, I did already try glueing on top of the glue that came with the velcro, and now I'm wondering if this is the weakest point. There was glue residue left on the Pegasus, so it wasn't completely failing there. If this is, as I'm now suspecting, cheap stuff, maybe I just need proper supplies.
  23. Yeah I did clean with alcohol first, but I just can't bring myself to get the emery paper, not on such lovely blue aluminium. But I totally understand that it wold most likely be much more successful.
  24. Yes I wondered if this might be a factor. The Pegasus box is very shiny and new, not been outside yet.
  25. Hmmm - they both look strong, and more 'industrial' that what I have currently. But which is better? There's only one way to find out.....
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