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  1. Hi, 

    Is this still for sale?? I have seen it advertised on another site but you seem more keen on a swap. I am in negotiations with another user for a C9.25. Any room for negotiation on the  asking price?? 

     

    Stephen

    1. garryblueboy

      garryblueboy

      Hi what add are you referring to ?

      Regards Garry 

    2. garryblueboy

      garryblueboy

      Ahh the C11 I'm open to serious offers 

  2. Hi,

    What is the price for the C11, sorry if I have missed it in the advert, I am on my mobile. :-)

    Stephen.

     

    1. Hairycamel

      Hairycamel

      Hi Stephen,

      lim looking for about £1600 including the Hyperstar and a nice wheeled flight case.

      Adrian

  3. Hi, I had one, ETX 125 PE my very first scope, great optics. I sold it to a very experienced SGL member so I doubt many would think of it as a lemon. Have a look on here..... Weasner's Mighty ETX Site HTH Acme
  4. Duncan, The best thing to do is try and reduce the wobble, try hang some sort of weight of the center of the tripod. vertical like a plumb bob effect. Could you locate Polaris? it stays more or less in the same place so you can take your time and try focus on that first..If you can focus on anything in the distance in the daytime then I doubt it's a collimation issue it may be just the fact that by the time you try focus on a star it will have moved out of your field of view. Other members will pick this up and give you more advice. You are not alone!! Acme
  5. Duncan, Is it this one ..www.argos.co.uk/.../partNumber/5803745.htm
  6. Hi Duncan, What make or what model of scope have you got? Sure we can help...it does sound like a focus issue or your using a very high mag eyepiece when you should be using the lowest possible first to see the object...Stars don't hang about in the field of view for to long at high mag. Acme
  7. Slightly different design but I thought I would post up a picture to show the bolt on adapter in situ and how it looks mounted with my EQ6 Pro for all those thinking of building a DIY pier. Acme
  8. Hi Alan, I know this may not be the answer but have a look at this...W-10AM Watson 10A PSU. The variable voltage output makes it particularly useful for a wide range of applications and the front panel control offers a smooth transition from 0 - 15V DC I got one of these the other day and it solved all my regulated power issues. At a price mind you.. Acme
  9. I had to opt for the mod as my mount has the v2 handset so no option to dim the LED. I was holding out for the EQMOD team to add this function as a software solution if possible but as it was simple hardware mod I thought why not. Acme
  10. I had the afternoon spare so I thought I would give this nice little mod a try. Completed in around half an hour and works perfect. No more powering down the mount and shining a red torch down the hole to check polar alignment mid session. Thank you Sy.
  11. Mike, have you made sure the ascompad is the active window on your computer when your trying to control the scope. I have made the mistake many times having to return to the screen and mouse click inside the ascompad window. Acme
  12. Brian, That's good news matey. Keep the back focus issue in mind though, don't end up loosing another clear night trying to find focus on your guide star. If you don't have a 1.25 50mm extension tube then do try the barlow barrel method to get the correct distance. You won't need a diagonal either so that helps reduce the chances of differential flexure. Acme
  13. Oldgit, Do your testing in daylight, it may be just a focus issue. I had the same problem on my first outing only to find it was because I could not get enough back focus. I unscrewed the optics off an old cheap barlow and it works just fine. The ST80 and the QHY5 is a great guiding setup. Hope this is of some help. Acme
  14. acme

    Lazy M3

    I managed to get the darks into DSS and this is the results, Would I get much improvement if I added some flats to the stack. I have not moved the camera since I took the images or changed the focus so could I go shoot some light frames now? Acme
  15. acme

    Lazy M3

    Thanks sparrow, I did take some dark frames but DSS rejected them, it was the first time I had used DSS and I thought hey ho at least I managed to stack 6 images. I need to read up on processing but at least I have made start. Acme
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