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Woolnut

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About Woolnut

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    Technology, Astronomy, Sports, Food
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    Essex
  1. Yeah i had a look at this one, but the description made me think twice because it says: "Replacement mains adapter/charger for the Celestron 7Ah and 17Ah Power Tanks (might also be compatible with the Skywatcher 7Ah and 17Ah power tanks)"
  2. Hi All, Would anyone be able to point me in the right direction of a UK supplier who has genuine power supplies for the SkyWatcher PowerTank? I seem to have lost mine and i need to get the tank charged up... It hasn't been charged in a while so i am a little worried that it may be damaged, but i won't know for sure until i use it. I can see lots of chargers that say they work, but i don't want to risk frying the battery with some cheap unregulated charger. I found some posts from a few years ago but the links are dead. Thanks in advance ?
  3. Looking for some recommendations on a camera under £200? If possible an all rounder!

  4. Hmm... Sounds like a combination of a more heavy weight tripod and some DIY wind breaking will sort me out! Thanks all!
  5. I am using a 150p so we have similar sails! I am also using an EQ3-2 GoTo so it is a pretty light weight setup tbh! Do you reckon getting a heavier duty tripod would help? (something like below) https://www.365astronomy.com/365astronomy-az5-tripod-only-compatible-with-eq3-eq5-and-skytee-mounts.html Yeah i was thinking about some sort of DIY wind breaker that i could just put up when required. It isn't normally windy enough to really need to have one but the first time using my cam has shown me there may be a requirement for one!
  6. Hi All, I managed to get the 'scope out last night to take a look at the "Super Moon" and along the way i thought i would try out my new ZWO cam... It was pretty windy and it looks like the wind was making my 'scope shake a little? I was not tracking the Moon as i hadn't polar aligned. (the video is shaking a fair amount and i am 99.9% it was the wind causing it) I assume this is an issue that many come across so i was wondering what the best way to deal with it is? My kit is below
  7. Just passed the CompTIA Network+ :D : D 

  8. Welcome to SGL , good luck with your outing this evening!
  9. Am i going mad or has the Forum had a subtle lick of paint? ;)

     

    1. Pig

      Pig

      Yes he is a link ?

       

    2. Pig

      Pig

      Yes..... here is a link to the page explaining the changes ?

       

  10. For some reason finding time to get out and take a look at the sky has got harder... :( 

  11. Hey SGL So i have just tried my GoTo system for the first time and whilst the scope is idle (motors not slewing) there is a sort of pulsy noise coming from the motor? Is this normal? Further investigation has indicated that this may be a normal noise, i have had a couple of times now where the motors decided to stop responding but i think this is due to the fact my 'scope has not got the slightest idea where it is! (trying to learn how to polar align is harder than anticipated!) I have read through the instructions and looked at a lot of posts about GoTo and it seems it is a fairly common issue when first starting out...
  12. I am based in Essex too, just not sure if i can part with the cash at the moment... Do you mind me asking whereabouts in Essex you are? (DM?)
  13. This has now been sold, please could a moderator move this to sold
  14. Back home after two weeks away in the Dominican :(

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