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About jakey

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  1. I had many a nightmare about getting collimation spot on. The best method I now use to actually use my scope at night and look at objects and enjoy my hobby is as follows. Take three letters, O C D The above letters will take your enjoyment away from your hobby. So never use them.
  2. I take it that it is the same wooden tripod that came with the GPE version?
  3. FLo I can hear your thoughts from here:rolleyes:
  4. Just when I thought that light pollution was possibly going to be taken as a serious issue I read this in the paper. Moon advertising on lunar surface for £28,000 | Mail Online Makes me just want to give up.
  5. When I purchased my 14 in orion uk dob I mentioned to them that I was also buying a roundtable platform. I also mentioned that if they built such things then they would make a "killing" financialy. Their response was very lukewarm, they seemed not to understand how a scope could stay on it without it slipping off.
  6. Why don't you (if possible) set three six feet fence panels ( an incomplete square) near to your house and observe behind them. That way all people will see is three fence panels and not you or your equipment. However please remember the fear of something bad happening to you is often far worse than it actually happening.
  7. My OO base was very stable and very well made. The only issue issue is if it is dismantled it is an absoloute pain in the $%!! to put back together. The screw holes are so accuratley measured that if you are only off my 1mm or so, with the screw, it will not come together. But once it is put together there is no need to dismantle.
  8. Have you actually tried the mount at night? I may have read your post wrong but you give the impression that you are doing a daylight set up. If the above is correct then do a night time set up and then see if you have any issues.
  9. Is there a north hemisphere and south hemisphere button?
  10. Sorry forgot to add they are are laminated.
  11. For star hopping get yourself a telrad and these charts. gettin that combination was the best purchase I made, www.sky-spot.com
  12. I have not seen that before, I like the look of the new polar set up. At first glance I would guess that this mount will have a price tag somewhat higher than the eq6. However I cannot find on the ad what its weight bearing capability is.
  13. Perhaps I have been had over on a very early April the 1st, but I bumped into an old astro buddy and whilst catching up, he told me that Skywatcher were shortly going to announce a six inch APO. Anyone heard this or do I put my clown suit back on:icon_clown:
  14. It must weigh a ton, if the eq6 dec motor is slipping then I hate to say it but you may end up breaking the bank with a Losmandy G11 or above:icon_eek: Are you going to use it for imaging? Sorry to be so nosy but I just wondered why you got a F6. It is a cracking looking scope:icon_salut:
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