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  1. And now on fb.. Hi for sale is my Skywatcher 180 Mak telescope This is a highly rated telescope with an impressive focal length of 2700mm. Most shops are currently unable to get stock of these until next year. In very good condition with just a few age related marks. I changed the mounting to a custom made ring as don't like the flimsy dove tail support and this is a very good upgrade increasing the stability of the scope. Includes star diagonal, 2" to 1.25" adapter, support rings and box. Collection only please from Near Long Stratton in Norfolk I can box it up if you want to arrange your own courier but due to the fragility of a telescope, I advise using a very reputable company with a full insurance. I've priced this sensibly so no offers accepted. Any questions - please ask.
  2. That's simply stunning Gorann, dark nebulae floats my boat.. Simply superb
  3. Buying at the moment is be grateful to even receive the scope.. I'd be looking at it in awe, not looking for a bit of paper in the box.. mine was bought secondhand so no es bench test as I know, certainly no test certificate.. does that stop me from enjoying the scope( nope) Using a platform to raise your issues because you've not got a reply over the weekend..laughable
  4. Look at how fast the gears actually turn, not much at all, its speed is all in the slew pointing to the target.. once it's tracking hardly turning at all.. that's why there's grease in the gears rather than oil that's in a car.. no brakes in a mount.. The difference in manufacturing tollerance is clear from a skywatcher to a Avalon.. it's been said that they share the same components, but like opposite ends on performance, and a Avalon is said to be maintenance free Well done on your upgraded spindle, I've seen many wobbly pulleys on gear spindles when people have done the belt mods, if the aluminium one wears, I'm sure that one could be turned in brass
  5. What bandwidth is the O111 filter please?
  6. Think planewave, paramount, 10micron are the only mounts that are capable of tracking satalites
  7. Sounds like worm mesh alignment.. nothing drastic, easy fix.. just abit of time and a couple of Allen keys
  8. Looks like decent data.. not that id do any better but i dont have pixinsight to try
  9. Great job on imaging and a big tick off the list for first time guiding.. onwards and upwards
  10. Problem with that is the value of error corresponds with the guidescope/ camera and often referred in pixels.. so a short fl guidescope will be sampling far differently to the image scale of the imaging scope/ camera
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