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  1. Hi John, If the new owner of this fantastic scope doesn't want it can I have first refusal on the sct adapter? Also, I've had mine since February and can't recommend it enough.
  2. Sorry it's the 1.25 version. Good luck with the sale though.
  3. Hi I've got a new.. well Feb this year Skymax 127. Would this be compatible with that?
  4. Yeah I used it to jump start a car and about 4 hrs of observing on the same day and the light told me the battery was still good to go. So plenty of juice for my mount. Fully recharged when I got back in though. From what I have read, always recharge it and never let it go flat.
  5. Ha yeah got to love those peach phones. Just wanted to thank everyone again. Was out for about 4 hours last night and ticked off seeing Jupiter's cloud belts and 4 of its moon's from my bucket list. To name just a few. Also just an FYI my mount seemed to track a bit more accurately than when I used batteries.
  6. That is exactly the explanation I needed. I have typed in all sorts of search terms trying to figure that out, you would think by now I would just ask here first. Its amazing the assumption that people have prior knowledge in a manual. Thanks for the very quick help.
  7. Sorry again with the lack of knowledge... God or a responsible other deity bless SGL. How do I check that? Ive got the thing in my hand but no mention of it. Thanks again.
  8. Hi All, Just quick one, as I don't want to blow up my shiny new Skywatcher AZ-GTi. I've just bought one of these (http://www.halfords.com/workshop-tools/garage-equipment/battery-chargers-jump-starters/phaze-4-in-1-jump-starter ) to power it. But don't know the first thing about electronics. The pack came with a cigarette lighter type cable that seems to fit in the mount, but as its not a celetron / Skywatcher brand one is this ok to use? Or is it more specialist? I am planning on buying a cable for it but again no clue what I need to search for so any help would be appreciated. As always, thanks for the help.
  9. Wow as always that is some pretty in depth and comprehensive advice. I hadn't even thought of the reducer but now will be adding one to the list of future things to look in to. In the mean time i've settled on, in no small part, due to the advice above to go for the 224. When I finally get everything and am up and running you can all expect lots more slightly dodgy pictures and some more advice Thanks.
  10. Hi All, I am about to purchase a SW Skymax 127 (woohoo, happy dance and cloudy skies etc) but need some advice, as usual. I am looking to use it as a mix of mostly visual but moving into planetary (with a hint of DSO if I can find any that fit in the FOV) AP. I (think) I have narrowed it down to the ZWO ASI120MC Colour, ZWO ASI120MC-S Colour or the ZWO ASI224MC. So here are the questions, Is it worth going for the usb 3 120 over the usb 2, I know you will get more frames but is it worth the extra £50~. With this scope, will I notice much difference between the 120MC-S and the 224? (I have a decently spec'd laptop i7, 8GB ram, SSD, usb 3 etc so should get the most from both) If I go for the 224, it recommends an IR filter, I wont be able to afford that right away, and not really sure I understand it anyway. What will I be able to image without it, and what will improve with the filter? A sub question I suppose, what should I be looking for in an IR filter when I buy one? Also open to suggestions on other cams but my hard limit is about £250 As always, thanks for any and all advice. SpaceFish.
  11. I feel your pain Macavity. I was out from 00:00 to 01:00 last night, just in the garden eyeballing it but I think I saw a grand total of 1, and that might have been a spec on my specs. And as usual clouds forecast tonight. Oh well, let the masicism continue, good luck.
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