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Roy Fairlie

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  1. I have an EQ5 and have removed mine many times. Just unscrew the Polar scope out like a bolt and screw in the new one until tight. Job done.
  2. Anyone got any advice? This is driving me nuts! Q1: Why do Northernhemisphere observers have the polaris indicator pointing down? Q2: If all observations start with the time and date at zero why does my polar finder software place polaris 4 hours further forward in R.A when it is set to zero 00.00hrs. Q3: Wouldn’t it make sense to set the polar scope to the same position as the software at zero so both are in sync with each other or am I missing something?
  3. Now that sounds like a bad case of Chardonnay deficiency!
  4. Hi fellow gazers I've been doing astronomy on and off since I was a teenager. I was given my first scope from my mum and dad one birthday and on my next adventure into gazing I built a 6-inch reflector. I later sold it due to work commitments and other boring stuff. Lately I reintroduced my self-back into astronomy when I bought an 8inch Equatorial Sky Watcher with a synscan unit. Again work and other boring stuff still plagues my observing but this time I do not intend to give up. I intend to familiarise my self with polar alignment for the first time, view all the sights I have missed in the past and venture into astro photography. My Astro kit collection is growing by the day and includes my 8inch Sky Watcher, Equitorial mount, Synscan unit, reticule iluminator, automatic focuser, moon filter and nebulae filter. I dare not even think about how much I will spend on additional equiptment. I'll let you into a secret but don't tell the wife, I dream of building an observatory, will that be grounds for divorce?
  5. Greeting s fellow gazers from newbie Roy

    1. ghostdance


      Greetings back! Nice avatar - good looking chap! Specs maketh the monkey :) Steve

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