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  1. Hi all, I've just moved to Whitburn, West Lothian, Scotland. With the Saturn/Jupiter double coming up fast I'm looking for some tips on where best to view from locally. Cheers Andy
  2. Hi SGL team, Is anyone in, or near, Edinburgh/Scotland selling an EQ5 mount? Andy
  3. SOLD! Admins - feel free to remove........Mint condition Williams Optics binoviwers with WO 20mm ep's and a pair of 25mm ep's. Comes as bought with WO barlow. Retails new for £284 so grab yourself a bargain and have them for £190 plus packaging. Get in touch if you fancy taking advantage of the rest of the season. Andy
  4. Hi Dobbie. Am I right in thinking it's the EQ5 head and you have attached gears to it? If so I might be interested! I'll pm you Andy
  5. Seating is in BlockP, Row 34, seats 247/248 in case you want to see where they are you can have a squizz at the 3Arena page online
  6. Hi folks - my wonderful other half bought surprise tickets for my 40th to see Dr Brian Cox at 3Arena, Dublin on Weds May 24th. Due to work commitments I can't make it and I'm looking to recoup only what was paid for this now sold out show. £90 for the 2 tickets - drop me a line here or ring me on 07725641875 if you fancy it and I'll get them sent out to you asap. Feel free to spread the word if you have people in Ireland or know anyone who might like to make the trip. Cheers Andy
  7. Hey - I'm looking for a group or decent site near Aberdeen as I'm up working for the next few weeks. Did you have any luck finding somewhere? I use Harperrigg with csog when staying at home as well Andy
  8. Totally agree with lots of folk here. I was becoming frustrated with my 150p in my light polluted back garden in Edinburgh. I eas actually thinking of sacking it off until I went to dark skies with an astronomy group. It totally changed my perception of the hobby. I quickly bought an 8" and then a 12" dob so I have to travel for dark skies. It makes it all the more worth it. Hope you find a solution to your problem mate
  9. Hello Spaceboy - sent a wee pm regarding the ES 9mm over Regards Andy
  10. Hey Dazza - I've got the same scope. great, crisp views. Can I ask where you got the tube rings and what dimension they are? Regards Andy
  11. Hey Michael - would those rings be too small for an Equinox 80ed? Andy
  12. Fantastic thread folks. I've recently purchased a cheap wee 2nd hand pair of WO bv's. I attended Abernethy star party in October but could not achieve focus in either my 12" dob or SW Equinox 80ed. Due to work/weather constraints I have not been able to justify giving over limited observing time to troubleshooting the problem. Happy to say after reading through this thread I feel inspired to get it sorted. I wouldn't dream of chopping the tube and I am hoping to find quick, low cost fixes to the frac issue. As mentioned earlier I would be viewing solar system as an add on to cyclops rather tha
  13. Hey folks - any pitches left for this event? Who should I get in touch with? If you can point me in the right direction I would be most appreciative Andy
  14. Plus 1 for the reservoir - Joined Lorne and some of the CSOGers on many a night. The guys actually really helped me as I was becoming frustrated from trying to view in my back garden. Especially when hunting for objects and failing. If you get a chance check out my wee astro blog at www.drunkastronomer.co.uk As a relative newb myself you might find some of my mistakes useful to help you avoid making any. Hope to see you at The Rigg
  15. Ah - I think I may have read that elsewhere also - I shall go for this first as it seems to be the least money or hassle. I'll let you know how I get on with that Joeski
  16. Just had a look at the focus fix on FLO - Looks easy enough Fozzie - thanks again
  17. Brilliant info guys - thanks very much. I will get onto these and report back Andy
  18. Hi folks - I have a couple of questions I am looking for help and advice with. OK here goes : - Having a lot of trouble reaching focus on my Equinox 80ED and 12" SW truss dob with my WO Binoviewers. I have read a ton of different opinions online and have even read that people have cut off a couple of inches from their refractor tubes or moved mirrors in the newtonian - I really am not up for any of that though. So far I have used the 1.6 mini barlow supplied on both scopes but it didn't work. Would popping the Bino's straight into the frac focus tube work as it seems to be in-focus I am s
  19. Hi folks. This may be a daft question so I'm hoping some of you have had a similar issue and can help me resolve it. I recently swapped out my standard Skywatcher focuser on my 12" Truss Dob to a duel speed Skywatcher focuser. First opportunity to use it came last night where I noticed the 2" adapter does not fit into the focus tube. It worked great with the single speed but is unusable at the moment. I popoed the 2" straight into the focuser sans adapter but obviousley could not resolve stars due to too little back focus. Is there a standard bit of kit I need to buy? Had a look onl
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