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Knighty2112 last won the day on September 4 2018

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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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  1. Just a thought; did you try a drop or two of oil on it to seep into the turning bearing and see if it would loosen up a little at all? I had a similar issue on a Baader focuser that was stiff too, but loosened up with a small amount of lubricant added into the turning bearing area.
  2. Tempted by the scope, but after having just splashed out on a new scope I can’t really justify another one alas, as much a I would like too! Hmmmnn.......
  3. The top mount can also be adjusted via the black knob below where the scope would sit. As this is only tightened by hand it can work loose and if you use something too heavy could suddenly slip on the locking knob and spin down and get damaged by hitting the legs of the mount, so not worth the risk unless it is a very light item. Happened to me once with a heavier scope on top. Luckily I was there to stop it hitting the mount and causing any damage, so since then I only use the 2 side clamps I have (I added in an extra ADM Vixen clamp along with an upgraded Primaluce vixen/losmondy clamp tha
  4. Nah! No code here. Move along! ........ Move along!
  5. Looks like they took it down. Good work John.
  6. Yes, it will balance much better on the side than from the top.
  7. Hi Doug. I’m away for work at the moment, but I’ll get a photo of it at next opportunity. Yes, realised I missed the Skytee2 that much that I got another one a while back ago.
  8. Yes, normally with a smaller ‘frac, or sometimes with just weights on too.
  9. Don't see why not? I use my SW250 on my Skytee2 mount with no problem, so the AZ8 should cope well with the load.
  10. OK, watched video and it explains briefly what the issue is.
  11. Might help to explain what the plight of the 43 year old space treaty is?
  12. Not read the books, but the 2012 movie (John Carter) with Taylor Kitsch was pretty good. Seemed to have got panned by critics, but I enjoyed it never the less. Pity they never made any further sequels of the film of the series of books.
  13. Try to focus on something out of your window that is a far away as possible to see, then adjust your focus (which has quite a lot of range in this type of scope) till you achieve focus OK. If your finder is aligned this will help you aim the scope, but if not try to see the image of the object in view as best as you can without the 25mm EP in place. You should be able to see if you are on or near alignment with the object. Once lined up with a distant object you should be able to then adjust you finder scope so that it is aligned with your telescope to make it easier to get things in view.
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