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Knighty2112 last won the day on September 4

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About Knighty2112

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    Astronomy of course! Oh, and driving on Forza 6 or 7!
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    Up North (yep up a little more, right a bit, wait! Too far! Back a little and your there!
  1. Knighty2112

    Blasted foot!

    I think we’ve all done the foot kicking the tripod bit on accident often. Worse when it’s on a goto Mount of course, but annoying no matter what mount you use.
  2. Something like these below will do, but just type in 2” to 1.25” adapter and you’ll most likely get lots of other options too. https://www.firstlightoptics.com/adapters/moonlite-2-to-125-low-profile-eyepiece-adapter.html https://www.harrisontelescopes.co.uk/acatalog/revelation-self-centering-2-to-1.25-eyepiece-adaptor.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIzMGbncuO3gIVRvhRCh38MQiTEAkYAiABEgJoB_D_BwE
  3. Hadn’t that failed Skytee been in storage and possibly suffered damage to it whilst been stored? I’m sure I read that in the original thread, but stand to be corrected if wrong?
  4. Good for having one wide field view through a smaller scope, and a much more detailed look in a more powerful scope. Not essential no, but adds another dimension to observing sometimes.
  5. Knighty2112

    Bortle 2 skies.....yes please

    Nah! No good! Be too much steam from the hot tub to do any astronomy!
  6. That’s quite some modding going on there John. Excellent work mate!
  7. Yeah, banged my head on it a few times which really hurt, but the only movement was my head it seems! Hehe!
  8. Unless we are talking quite heavy scopes, that are not balanced well on the mount, I don’t think there will be an issue. Even when I used weights on the end too with any scope there was still no movement.
  9. I’ve had my Omni 120mm f8.3 ‘frac and my C8 SCT on that side of the mount with no slippage, although I did tend to use the other side of the mount for the heavier scope mostly, and lighter scope(s) on the left side in general.
  10. Exactly. They need to be screwed tight.
  11. Here’s an image I took for the sale showing the guidescope fitted on to the mount on the weight side.
  12. O, don’t have an image. When I drilled and tapped them I made them line up as best as I could so that the saddle would be close to level with the other one. The guidescope attachment I fitted then made it so I could get both scopes lines up exactly.
  13. Knighty2112

    A Theft, Check Your Insurance

    Sarcasm, or cold hearted capitalism? I can’t make my mind up?
  14. I’ve seen quite a few threads on here where people have tapped holes in that end of the scope to add another saddle there, which is where I got the idea from originaly. In my case I also fitted the guidescope Mount there too which Doug now has the pleasure of enjoying.

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