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Jamie16v

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About Jamie16v

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  1. Which upgrade barlow?

    Explorer I believe. 1000mm.
  2. Which upgrade barlow?

    Thanks for the replies, it's a sw-200p by the way. So may different answers to choose from 😁.
  3. Hi guys, I'm slowly upgrading my collection of eyepiece and have gone with a celestron x-cel lx 7mm and 25mm so far. I would like to keep with the theme but if I would benefit with other brands within the same price range then I don't mind mixing them up. I am after a 2x barlow but I'm unsure if I may want to go down the AP path a x-cel would be the best choice to go with. Is there anything you guys can suggest? Thanks, Jamie.
  4. D-Bot 3D Printer

    I too have built the d-bot. Since changing the z axis to linear rail and linking the motors with a belt I have no need for auto bed levelling. It has to be the best mod I've done to the printer.
  5. Cheshire collimator (price reduced)

    Go on then, I'll take the laser one off you.😁
  6. Future upgrades

    Thank you for your reply. I have ordered a v4.5 pcb from ebay and the pre programmed ic's from astro. I am about to purchase the components from farnells and get some stepper from ebay. I have also already 3d printed some nema 17 brackets. As you can see, like you, I like the hard way too lol.
  7. Astro-eq diy goto

    Thanks for your reply! How are you getting on with the project and do you find it practical? I have already ordered the electronics. I just need to order the motors and gearing now. I'm looking forward to getting this working 😎.
  8. I am in the process of building a goto system based around the astro eq and 3d printed stepper motor brackets.The brackets I am printing are these: Support Nema 17 sur EQ5 found on #Thingiverse https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1833860 . Has anybody here used this system? If you've used these brackets, what gearing did you use? I am assuming gt2 belt and pulleys but the link is unclear on what size. Also was wondering if astro eq is usable as a standalone system, as in could I use it without dragging a laptop about? Probably a bit late to start asking these questions as I have already started ordering parts 😁. T.I.A. Jamie.
  9. Future upgrades

    I hope so, can't wait for a clear night so I can have a go. I need to get out of the habit of reaching for my little celestron Cometron too. It's just so handy lol
  10. Future upgrades

    Thank you, I may message him tomorrow when I'm less tired lol
  11. Future upgrades

    Sorry to dig up an old thread but I have finally bought a 200p on an eq5. I have not used it yet as the sky's have been miserable and I've been too tired around work. I have given my 130m to my friend which he seemed "over the moon" with. I would like to look into a diy goto system with stepper motors. I have the necessary skills and equipment to put one together, kinda. I built my 3d printer from an open source so that's kind of more complex than a goto system. Anybody know of any good arduino based projects I could copy? I have found 3d printable stepper motor brackets for the eq5 mount on thingiverse so there's a start.
  12. Welcome to the South Wales group!

    Hello guys, Jamie here from Swansea. Just getting back into things after upgrading my sw-130m to a sw-200p eq5. I passed my 130 onto a good friend who also shares an interest in astronomy so hopefully this will give him a kick start. I was just wondering if there are any upcoming events or meets in South Wales? Particularly closer to Swansea? Hope to hear back soon, Thanks, Jamie.
  13. Jumpstarter or power supply?

    fair enough mate, it was only a thought! ATB
  14. Jumpstarter or power supply?

    you can get battery alarms for lipo`s for peanuts and there are some huge capacities available. i`m sure if one can keep my quadcopter in the air for 30+ mins then surely it would drive two slow motors for a long time?. something like a 10Ah?
  15. Jumpstarter or power supply?

    what about a 3s lipo battery?
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