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totalamateur

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About totalamateur

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  1. Thanks for the clear info. My brain has actually taken it in .
  2. Thanks Guys, It seems that opinions do vary on the leveling aspect. I will try it both ways and see how i get on.
  3. Cheers again Olly, but i'm confused as usual, but i'll work it out in the end. Looks like a bit of trial and error will be involved in this opperation.
  4. Thanks Olly, I have jUst checked A/Bs reviews on the finder scopes, so I have the Baader sky-surfer V as a potential purchase.
  5. Thanks Olly, I have printed off the instructions, but if i have any trouble with getting it right in spain, i am meeting up with a member called Lawrie who lives in a town about 10 kilometres from where i will be. I can ask him.
  6. I am thinking of buying one of those little Meade circular compass spirit levelers. Will that do?
  7. No need for appologies as you've actually done me a big favour. I will need the upgrade for my EQ5. Thanks Guys
  8. So Guys, Does this mean that i don't need a compass to get the mount facing north? I was just about to buy one.
  9. Latitude 36.8000 Longitude -4.7000 Lat (DMS) 36° 47' 60N Long (DMS) 4° 42' 0W Altitude (feet) 344 Altitude (meters)104 Hi Guys, I managed to get the location of where i will be viewing, But don't know how to set up the equatorial mount. Apparently, I have to set it to a certain degree, but have no idea what that degree is. I do know that i have to face the mount north. Any help would be appreciated very much. Thanks in advance. Ray
  10. Hi Russ, Believe it or not, I haven't really had the chance to check the eyepieces out yet. When I purchased the set-up, I had it all shipped out to spain where I will be based for a few months of the year. I did manage to test it terrestrially in london before it wen't, and the scope was excellent. I am going out there in a couple of weeks or so and will have the chance to test it all out. I'll let you know how i get on.
  11. OK, No Problem, I really must start to get used to this banter, as I often take it as someone having a snipe. Remember, i'm a newby.
  12. I did state that proxima centuri was the closest star outside our solar system.
  13. I have to disagree about meade being the only company that uses the Japanese FDC1 Crown Glass in the airspaced ED triplet. I Purchased my scope from Karl Kloss email:astro@sterneundplaneten.de which is exactly the same scope. I have recieved excelent after sales service from him, and in fact he contacted me several months later and sent me a 2" 0111 filter with no charge. Hows that for service?
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