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Everything posted by Knighty2112

  1. After checking with my quick astromedia solar projector for the new AR on the sun, I quickly took a video with my iphone from the EP of my Celestron Omni 120mm ‘frac. Taken from my Skytee2 mount, so kept in view with slo mo controls. Seeing wasn’t the best, and with a little tweeking on my ipad to enhance the image a little you can get a flavour for this new sunspot. First I’ve seen for many a months now. FullSizeRender.mov
  2. Bargain! Think people will snap your hand off at that price. If I didn’t already own a Sabre mount I buy this just for that alone!
  3. Does the pad move if you turn the scope at all? If so can’t you slowly turn it and gently shake it so the pad will then fall out the focuser end of the scope if you leave the end open?
  4. Always good to see Orion in the skies again, with the amazing M42 to hypnotise you!
  5. If the Skywatcher OIII filter is 1.25’ (which it looks like) I’ll take that off your hands please! PM incoming.
  6. Just curious John. Where did you source your CC6 radius blocks from? Was it a UK site, or from the US?
  7. Well, its got to be that the Clangers have been spotted on the surface.
  8. FLO’s Clear Outside app saying good for tonight here from 10pm, so hoping to nab Mars in the new scope tonight, and do any final collimation if needed too.
  9. Nice work Reggie. Excellent result mate!
  10. Yes, we all say that too. Astronomy sure does seem to suck that money out of your account!
  11. Used a collimation cap on 6” CC. Secondary mirror was out, so now pretty much smack on from what I can see with my eye. Primary seemed slightly off too with the cap, so tweeeked that slightly too, so now looking more like it. Now just need some clear skies to test it out with again with actual stars etc.
  12. Thanks Chris. Looks like focuser part is OK from what I can see against figure 8 diagrams A/B, but can’t make it out well enough for the diagram C, however I’ll get some stuff later on back off my brother to allow me to test this better. Failing that I’ll aim at Polaris the next clear night & fine tune secondary off that.
  13. Yeah, been advised to do the secondary first, and if needed the primary second. Hopefully all should go well.
  14. Focus 1st on the brightest star you can see if the moon is not available to focus on, and get the star to appear as the sharpest image you will see (you will see the diffraction spikes form the the front mirror as bright lines), but get the star to the sharpest image possible (this should make the star look almost like a pin prick of light), then move on to Mars, Jupiter or Saturn and you should see a much sharper image, however they may be small depending on the EP used and magnification.
  15. Sadly my scope is poorly and out of collimation, so waiting on a response back from FLO.
  16. Finderscope fitted and roughly aligned on farthest chimney! Now testing to see how focuser holds up with EP pulling down on it.
  17. Arrived 1 minute early. Hoping for clear skies which I got unexpectedly last night after midnight.
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