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WbRaDy

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About WbRaDy

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  1. Thanks Julian/Gina, i ended up revamping the SW motor i has sitting around, all up and running for test, also thanks Mike "wxsatuser" for the images..
  2. Funny enough Julian that was the one i had in mind, and exactly where i purchased the previous motor, just deciding which software route to go, either way i will run it through APT
  3. I intend to join the ranks of the wider-fielders with a Samyang 135mm and zwo 1600 with filter wheel and was hoping for some advice on a stepper motor for the autofocuser?, im using a Nema17 27-1 plantery at the moment to shift the camera and filter gear on an ED80 and it works very well but feel its a bit overkill for the above so looking for something a bit smaller and without having to strip down what's already set up, im hearing the Samyangs focus wheel is a bit stiff so trying to take this into consideration but as its only moving the focus i may be able to get away with the smaller versions? Thanks
  4. I have decided to clear out some less used items and this was one of those impulse buys which unfortunately does not get used as much as it should, purchased for travel use i have literally used it 4 times in over a year, it works perfectly and have it connected up to SkySafari 6 pro app on phone or tablet or with the standard synscan pro app, comes with the supplied extension and tripod, a Skywatcher ST80 with attached Telrad finder and 2 standard eyepieces along with a 45° piece, the mount runs off 8 rechargeable AA batteries which easily last all night or a 12v jack plug supply if you have one, Plenty of literature and review videos on the internet, Looking for £260 as a complete sale and no splitting at the moment, i would prefer for you to see what your getting and to save any postal damage so collection only at the moment from DE5 Derbyshire Thanks Wayne
  5. I know what you mean Alan, i grabbed them yesterday
  6. Thanks Steve, looks like its the 10x50s then, thanks again
  7. Thanks for the input guys much appreciated, its pointing towards the 10x50s i think, i mentioned the 8x40 simply because i have read on here and other sites how light the 8x40s are in any make or model and are a pleasure to look through but i havnt actually looked through a set of that size so cannot compare the view or weight difference, i do know i had a peep through some old Minolta standard extra wide view 10x50s which were left in a holiday cabin for guests and i really liked the view on them but a bit harder to find at the moment. Thanks again
  8. Evening Can i ask if any of you members have/are using the Olympus DPS-I 8x40 Binoculars for any astro work?, or the 10x50s for that matter, im looking for a light weight all rounder and have read a few good reviews on this set, i believe they were called the trooper but changed at some point Thanks
  9. Billy the cable is that fragile its unbelievable, very flimsy stuff, the parts you are talking about are previous war wounds...im going to replace it all when i figure out which is which...time for the multi meter i think cheers
  10. Morning all, does anyone happen to have an image or even remember which position the 4 wires are fitted in the Hitec focuser motor at all? i know its a long shot but the outer case has come away taking 3 of the 4 wires along with it...Thanks in advance
  11. All Good, M3 it is and a hand full on order....just in case. Thanks everyone
  12. Thing is Julian i have found the rubber rings....just cant find the screws..Thanks for that mate, much appreciated..
  13. Hi All I have been doing some maintenance on my ED80 focuser that involved removing a skywatcher autofocuser bracket and was wondering if anyone knows the thread size of the four outer screws that hold the bracket and/or focus shaft in place?, the only info i could find was in the autofocuser parts list that included some longer ones to fix the bracket in place but then that only describes them as four Philips head screws...the others are in a safe place.....a very safe place...as in put down and forever forgotten safe place.... Thanks Wayne
  14. Thanks guys, yes SHO was used, i will try out the different combinations when i get some more time but overall pleased for a first try
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