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  1. Derek1973

    130pds v 150pds for imaging

    Thanks for the reply but I toon the plunge and bought an altair astro 80ed-r last night was 2nd hand and too good a price. 2/3rds of new a month old.
  2. Derek1973

    Berlebach UNI14 Tripod - Reduced

    Which mounts will fit this I was having a look hoping to find a list but no joy. Thanks.
  3. Derek1973

    Skywatcher GTi mount

    After checking the scope weighs in at 2.6kg 1kg finderscope and Canon dslr is 530g plus if I allow another 500g for the flattener/reducer that totals just over 4.6kg so in theory this mount with the upgraded tripod should be up to the job.
  4. Derek1973

    Skywatcher GTi mount

    That's a point a 50mm would probably suffice.
  5. Derek1973

    First AP set up advice

    Well change of plans I've managed to pick up a nearly new altair astro 80ed r for less than the price of the skywatcher ed80. So that will be that sorted. Need a mount now that can take scope, a 60mm altair astro rac illuminated finder and a Canon dslr.
  6. Derek1973

    Skywatcher GTi mount

    Do any of you guys think this would be suitable for me using a altair astro 80 edr frac with 60mm right angled finderscope and Canon dslr or am I pushing it? I would upgrade the tripod. Thanks
  7. Derek1973

    Current Astro setup

    Looks great, I've been looking at very similar set up but can't make my mind up on the exact items.
  8. Hi everyone, Still looking at various scopes for imaging ed80 is high on my list but would I be better with either 130pds or 150pds incase I wanted to do some visual as well. If so opinions on the 130pds v 150pds. Ive ruled out the 200pds as its far too big for me. Thanks.
  9. Derek1973

    Hi to everyone

    Hi and welcome
  10. Derek1973

    What did the postman bring?

    Look what postman brought me.
  11. Derek1973

    Hi everyone

    Hi and welcome
  12. Derek1973

    What Can I Expect to See....?

    Great article enjoyed reading all 12 pages. If anyone wants to look though a huge telescopes rather than the avarage I would thoroughly recommend a visit to an observatory, I was really impressed by the Scottish dark sky observatory.
  13. Derek1973

    The Mac Observer says Hello!

    Welcome, it sounds like you have quite a collection.
  14. Derek1973

    Hello everyone

    Welcome back hope you get to use your purchase soon
  15. Derek1973

    Hi from North Wales (Pwllheli)

    Hi and welcome

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