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About cletrac1922

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    Astronomy, boating, fishing, historic motor racing
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    Goldcoast, Queensland, Australia

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  1. Welcome back Chris from Land Down Under John
  2. cletrac1922

    Hi there!

    Hi Dario and welcome from Land Down Under You did not indicate where you were located You travel the universe in this forum John
  3. Welcome from across the ditch Pacific Ocean John
  4. Neil Welcome from Land Down Under You travel the universe in this forum John
  5. I use a car jump start pack to power my EQ5pro mount Gives reliable power source, and mine also has USB and dual cigarette lighter outlets to power ASI Air and ASIZWO camera Pic of my ED80 on EQ5pro mount The ED80 on a HEQ5 mount in background, also shows external battery Had a issue a while ago with a club Meade mount, where internal batteries had not been removed, and corroded the battery compartment John
  6. First of all welcome from Land Down Under I would go for a ED80, 100 or 120 on an EQ5pro mount Mainly due to the weight of the scope If you already have the 200PDS, then you are better off going for the HEQ5 mount There is also a conversion kit from gear to belt for the HEQ5 mount as well Have enclosed a pic of my ED80 on a EQ5pro mount taken at a club solar field day a while ago In background, is a second ED80 on a HEQ5 mount, with a Canon 600D attached using T-ring I also power my EQ5 mount using a car jump start battery, and the power pack has lasted over
  7. Hi from Land Down Under I am in same boat with respect to AP Time is my main enemy with work and family to do AP Looking at getting a ASIZWO MC of some description to do AP John
  8. Welcome from Land Down Under Hope you enjoy your stay with us John
  9. Welcome back from Land Down Under, and another Skywatcher Dob owner Last night did presentation for local Cubs group, scout movement for 5-7yo's Looked at Jupiter, Saturn, Mars came up not long after sunset, and used laser pointer to highlight Scorpio, in all her glory John
  10. cletrac1922


    Welcome back from Land Down Under John
  11. John Welcome from Land Down Under Fellow John
  12. Gil Welcome from across the ditch, Pacific Ocean John
  13. cletrac1922

    New to sgl

    Welcome from Land Down Under You do travel the universe in this forum Personally I would had waited to get Skywatcher 8" Flex Dob Attached pic is of my 10" flex Dob, taken at a club viewing night late last year, pre-Covid In background with shroud is a 8" Flex Dob John
  14. Reduces the amount of white light been reflected back up the tube Why most observers also wear a red head lamp, or use red torch when observing, or doing AP White light also impacts on your night vision John
  15. i'm using the middle screw to try and get this in line. but can never get it properly in line the top picture above is the best ive been able to get but when i then look through the chesire it looks compeltely out of line with the cross hairs so im getting confused. Any help greatly appreciated. I've spent last night and half of today trying to get it in line again. The middle screw is the locking screw for the secondary mirror The three outer screws are for alignment Just shine a torch with red filter into the focuser, without an eyepiece, then adjust the secondary so that
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