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Phil Edmonds

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About Phil Edmonds

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  1. It depends on what you want to do! I love my computerised Celestron Nexstar alt-azimuth mount, it is perfect for visual observing, but if you want to get into astrophotography you are limited to single exposures of less than a minute or so. But I have taken many fine photographs using that mount. For longer exposures you will need an equatorial mount. But getting started, an alt-az mount will keep you happy for a good few years as you learn the ropes. But don't automatically try to follow every piece of advice you read online. Whether you go alt-az or equatorial, the quality of the mount is the most important factor. And unfortunately, you gets what you pays for. What sort of budget are you considering?
  2. Dunno what you're nervous about, great work!
  3. Wish I'd seen that before, I may have gone for overkill a bit here!
  4. I think so too. One of the things I am struggling with at the moment is that I made my pier with too wide a diameter, 11", now I am having problems with the scope hitting the pier/metalwork when pointing at high altitudes. Don't forget to make your pier tall enough, otherwise you won't be able to see over the walls of your observatory, something else I have been struggling with.
  5. £156 for six round wheels and 4x3m length of matching track, including delivery charge from Southampton. Delivered next Tuesday hopefully.
  6. Thanks Guys. Hehe, I'm kind of a one-man band, don't like the sound of a committee deciding where I go and don't go :-)
  7. Well, gone with the Brundle round profile wheels and track and ordered. See what turns up! Cheers All, Phil.
  8. So V-wheels or round wheels? Can't make up my mind now!
  9. Many thanks Guys, I've emailed them, will report back...
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