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  1. Hi. I have the same skywatcher alt az gti goto mount. I want to capture DSOs like galaxies and nebula. I have read comments in this thread and it appears to me that i can do tracking with this mount. can anyone share photos of DSOs captured using this mount? i don’t want to spend money on EQ tracking mount if this mount can get me started
  2. this is how the tripod looks like without the AltAz head
  3. Hi Guys I have a Skywatcher AZ3 Alt-Az tripod and I would like to mount my AZ-GTI mount head on it. The mount head will fit on 3/8". Tripod: https://www.firstlightoptics.com/alt-azimuth/skywatcher-az3-alt-az-mount.html Mount: https://www.firstlightoptics.com/sky-watcher-az-gti-wifi/sky-watcher-az-gti-wifi-alt-az-mount-tripod.html Any suggestion how can I achieve the conversion. I want a solution like this https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2720325 //Rizwan
  4. great idea. i have Sky watcher 127Mak and i am wondering if the single screw of the camera adapter plate would be strong/reliable enough to take the load of my scope (i have a similar dovetail clamp). Have you tried a bigger scope than the one shown in picture?
  5. ok, so finally i got the tripod and the clamp. The first impression is really good, the tripod looks solid and smooth. I attached my heritage 130 using the dovetail clamp and i was surprised how well the tripod handled it. I got the balance right on first attempt by centring the dovetail clamp and it was very stable in almost all the angles. I didn't get the chance to try outside as it was cloudy but by the look and feel of it i think i got what i wanted. thanks
  6. i know i know i have been asking way too much, but with no prior of experience of tripods, nearest shop being 400 Km away, and amazon delivery time of more than a week its not that simple to buy and return. Anyhow i have now ordered the tripod and clamp. I will share my experience soon. Thanks a lot, your help is much appreciated
  7. @rodhull so i continued my search for the desired tripod basically around your solution. i saw this tripod head, it has friction control which gives me a impression that it will be easier to achieve slow motions on horizontal and vertical axis. What do you think about that. I dont understand how do you achieve smooth vertical slow motion on zomei tripod with baader clamp as there is no friction control you will be moving the ball which is either fixed or loose and there is no long handle to get help from Secondly i see this cheaper Zomei Q555 , did you try this?
  8. i couldn't see andromeda galaxy with the naked eye, it was visible from my binocular and from my celestron 70 travel scope. I don't see milky way either.
  9. i don't know how to answer this as i am a beginner in stargazing. I will give it a try again in a week or two when the moon shrinks. I think i get a pretty clear and dark sky, i can easily spot Andromeda galaxy and 'great global cluster'
  10. will i be able to see the whirlpool galaxy with 10X40 binocular or ST80 ?
  11. What is a mini giro mount? Can you please post amazon links for the tripod and the mount you are taking about
  12. this sounds great, actually i am thinking to buy the ST80 with tabletop tripod as well because i get the bag, red dot finder and a diagonal (ofcourse the scope as well) at a good price. I didn't realize that the bag is big enough to fit Hertiage 130p. thats a huge plus. Allow me to be silly and annoying. Were you able to get 'slow' motions when the hertiage was fixed on a certain angle. I really don't want to unscrew and screw all the time, i will never be able to focus on anything if i had to do that. Do you place ST80 on the dovetail mount as well? does the scope has (i dont know
  13. @Alan64 thanks for the suggestions, i am thinking to return travelscope and buy ST80, i read really good reviews about ST80. All the pictures i have seen of ST80 are with tube rings, i am wondering if it can sit on a photo tripod @happy-kat i looked at the links you shared (i probably missed those earlier or didn't look closely). I really liked the idea and thinking to go for it @Louis D I am not going to any hiking trip or a anything along those lines. I live in a apartment without not good view to the sky. To observe the night sky i need to go out and to be in a place where its dar
  14. @rodhull i really like your suggestion and i am thinking to buy the same. I have heritage 130p and celestron travelscope 70. I need a compact but stable tripod your looks like a good one. I have a few questions were you able to move the scope easily, didn't you miss slow motion controls? Did the scope stay steady when pointed at zenith To be honest i concerned how one screw on the tripod was able to keep the big heritage 130p because all the weight it on the side
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