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About vernmid

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  1. Just reread your post. Not a collimating holder...sorry!
  2. Hi Adam I have an Orion smartphone mount up for sale. Very sturdy, good quality clamp for compact cameras and phones. Attaches to eyepiece. Unboxed but very good condition £20 + postage Photos on request etc etc Vern https://www.telescope.com/mobileProduct/Orion-SteadyPix-Pro-Universal-CameraSmartphone-Mount-125/103503.uts
  3. I built one of these. Raspberry Pi powered fun! https://www.instructables.com/id/Wireless-All-Sky-Camera/ Definitely need to add dew control
  4. Thanks for all the responses. I can see opinions differ I guess I'll do an experiment and let you all know if I spot a difference Thanks Vern
  5. Hi All, I have always balanced my 130PDS on an HEQ5 using a single counter-weight almost at the end of the extended shaft. It also balances well with 2 weights on a sorter shaft. I understand that 2 weights increases mount loading but does either method effect guiding. I recall something about turning moments etc from Sk00L but it's hazy!! Thanks Vern
  6. There was on in a popular auction site if it helps. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/202862092190
  7. Hi All, Quite pleased with this one from 20th January . 30 x 90 seconds + Flats and Bias Using the 130PDS, 1100d modified and HEQ5 First time I've seen the horsey Cheers Vern
  8. Hi Pete I'd like the bolts if still available. Drop me a PM Thanks Vern
  9. I think it's time has passed. I did my early imaging with one and was pleased at the time (see attached but be kind). But something like an ASI120MC is just leagues better. If you have one then why not give it a go...nothing to lose
  10. PM On way regarding filter wheel
  11. Now sold Hi all, Up for sale is my Skywatcher ST80. Purchased from Astroboot but never used by me. Excellent condition. Rings but no dovetail. Finder included. £50 ONO + postage or collection from Winchester/Southampton. Can throw in a super 10 + Barlow for a bargain Christmas gift Thanks for looking Vern
  12. Just the standard one that came with the scope. Fair enough
  13. I think I beat this with a bin bag and rubber band
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