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Simon Dunsmore

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  1. Hi, That looks like a great solution! After much hunting around, I picked up a Skywatcher ST80 for £40 never been used. The Celestron Nexguide was on sale at £129 so all I need now is a way to mount the guide scope. Can't decide if it's best to go for a rigid fix or adjustable tube rings to allow me to find a suitable star. Need to save a few more pennies for these parts but I'm getting there!
  2. Hi Folks, So, im slowly pulling kit together for imaging. So far i have tbe Skywatcher ED72, EQ5 goto mount, field flattener and adapters for Canon 1000D. Next up, guide scope. Now i dont have a laptop so i was looking at the celestron nexguide available for £129. I was wondering if i could use this with a Skywatcher 102, used available for £65. I did look at the celestron 50mm travel scope, super cheap but i cant see how i would attach it. What do you think, will the scope and camera work as a set up for guiding? Thanks for your help Simon
  3. Hi banjaxed, Thanks for your reply. Can that be used for both a guidescope and a finderscope?
  4. Hi Folks, So, im looking to buy a finderscope for my ED72 but later on im going to need a guidescope. Anyone have any experience of this ? https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/SVBONY-60mm-Compact-Deluxe-Guide-Scope-Finderscope-1-25-Double-Helical-Focuser/322184625900?ul_ref=https://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/710-53481-19255-0/1?ff3=2&pub=5575376664&toolid=10001&campid=5338268676&customid=CjwKCAjwzdLrBRBiEiwAEHrAYih5vLzQJ4UToNuFV8tk2vxe83uLViTPAJZpTVRdcWYYVezBBkmdbxoCStYQAvD_BwE&lgeo=1&item=322184625900&srcrot=710-53481-19255-0&rvr_id=2103167793377&rvr_ts=1134e97616d0a4e908c6351cffbb1095&_mwBanner=1&_rdt=1&ul_noapp=true&pageci=d43f2a47-3439-4f38-a140-970929c540e0 Thanks Simon
  5. Hi, Sorry, i misread the advert durrr! Thought this was too good to be true, read it as 95 for both, sorry to waste your time. Need to save a bit more!!!!
  6. Hi Stridor, Really interested in purchasing this. Does it come with the software? Would you accept an offer of £85? Is postage included? Final question (sorry) im assuming this was purchased as a kit and that the camera is compatible with the scope. If the answers to the above are yes, then we can do a deal
  7. Is this still available please? Kind regards Simon
  8. In the garage. As long as its not too dusty (I used to cover my 200p with a patio heater cover) since then I've sealed the floor so no more dust Cold should be fine but perhaps not damp. Mine has been stored in the garage for the past two years and no issues
  9. Thanks folks, this is all really helpful, I plan to set up the scope and try it in the daylight. I've attached a photo of what I think you meant. Thanks again for all your help. Will keep you posted
  10. Hi, Thank you all for your advice. I'll take a look at the scope and let you know how I get on. It's a Canon 1000D which does have live view. I was attempting to focus in live view but even though I could do this with a lens, I couldn't see anything in live view.
  11. Hii, Thanks, it does fit, but won't focus. Any thoughts?
  12. Hi, Thanks for your reply. So, I have I included a photo of the connectors I'm using, does this seem right?
  13. Then how do i attach the dslr? Sorry if this is obvious, just getting started
  14. Hi, Yes, I did that. I attached the T adapter and then a 2inch extension and inserted this directly into the focuser.
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