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Sirius Starwatcher

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About Sirius Starwatcher

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    Solar system
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    North Wales
  1. My explorer arrived yesterday and tonight I set it up ready to observe. Clear skies here in North Wales and just wanted to get it commissioned. Had initial trouble with not reaching focus but had bits and bobs in my spares box from my Dob a few years ago. Managed to get reasonable views of Saturn with my Williams 6 mm eyepiece. I then pushed my luck with a vixen SLV 4mm not crisp but Very pleased with the first lights from this scope. I now need some extension control knob cables to make life easy and then make a better job of the temporary handle I put on the saddle. Really looking forward to observing this winter
  2. Thank you to all who have offered advice to me. It was a useful exercise in showing how many variables need to be taken into account when deciding what equipment to,buy. I have had a number of scopes over the years my first one being a 200 P dobsonian. Having taken into account my wish list and reviewed the scopes that were suggested I have decided to go for the Skywatcher 200 P DS on the Skytee mount. It fills my brief for aperture, ease of set up ( not as heavy as a dod) and will allow me to manually track my targets. Also there are a number of scopes unavailable at the moment with a long delivery time. I was very happy with the views from the dob I had a few years ago and I know that my existing eye piece collection suits the 200 P very well.
  3. Budget is whatever the recommended scope is. Not fussed about frac/ Mak etc looking for recommendation based on opening question
  4. I am looking for recommendations to put a scope on my Skytee II mount with heavy duty tripod. Scopes main use will be observation only on the planets. I’m looking for sharper views and less coma that I am getting with my 120 star travel.
  5. Thanks John I already have the ADM clamp fitted. Would you fit the 200 on the side of the mount as shown in your photo or on the top fitting ?. I’m trying to visualise the counter weight position if that makes sense.
  6. My apologies if this question has already been answered but couldn’t find it on the search. I have the Skytee on the heavy duty tripod. I would like to put the Skywatcher 200P explorer on it. Am I pushing my luck. I believe the 150 p weighs 8.8 kg and would be ok but would like the bigger 200. thanks for reading
  7. ITEM SOLD. A reluctant sale of my Evostar 120ED DS PRO. I am asking £610. Cash , PayPal or BACs transfer preferred. Dia 120 mm. F- 900 mm F 7/5 2 inch 28mm Eyepiece 2-1.25 inch Revelation Astro Self Centering Adaptor 2 inch Di Electric Star Diagonal 2 inch Baader Clic Lock 9x50 Straight Finder 11.1 Dual speed Crayford focused Bahtinov Focus Mask home made Solar Filter aluminium case The scope is in excellent condition with no blemishes on the optics. Usual marks on the vixen mounting bar.There’s plenty of reviews on line of this well regarded scope. Viewings welcome. Size and quality of the instrument means collection only. I am willing to travel a reasonable distance to meet half way, or deliver with fuel cost covered . ( I am in the vicinity of Chester)
  8. A reluctant sale of my Evostar 120ED DS PRO. I am asking £610. Cash , PayPal or BACs transfer preferred. Dia 120 mm. F- 900 mm F 7/5 2 inch 28mm Eyepiece 2-1.25 inch Revelation Astro Self Centering Adaptor 2 inch Di Electric Star Diagonal 2 inch Baader Clic Lock 9x50 Straight Finder 11.1 Dual speed Crayford focused Bahtinov Focus Mask home made Solar Filter aluminium case The scope is in excellent condition with no blemishes on the optics. Usual marks on the vixen mounting bar.There’s plenty of reviews on line of this well regarded scope. Viewings welcome. Size and quality of the instrument means collection only. I am willing to travel a reasonable distance to meet half way, or deliver with fuel cost covered . ( I am in the vicinity of Chester)
  9. Clearly looking for the Dog Star !
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