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About Wpit

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    Sailing, Cycling, Sci Fi, Guitar
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    Haslemere, Surrey
  1. Setting up the heq5 is always a problem when you first start, the first time I just moved the mount manually using the handset and finder. The trying new things each time, so practice pays dividends and playing in daylight and indoors helps to improve your setup time. I tend to leave the mount on the tripod and I find I can move both together to my viewing spot. I have 2 of these mounts now and my rough sequence is as follows. 1 move tripod and mount to viewing point roughly north. 2 add telescope, counterweights, handset and power. 3 setup home and level, I had to practice this indoors to get better at this. 4 polar align when Polaris is visible, I sometimes do 1 to 3 in daylight if the forecast is good. 5 redo 3 if I have to move the mount for polar alignment (this does not happen much as you get more practice) 6 power on always needs time and date entered carefully on the handset, if you get this wrong then the mount will not be able to find anything. All other settings are stored so the are usually skipped. 7 go through 2 star alignment 8 ready to view. just take your time and enjoy, practice makes perfect. Watch those counter weights as they are heavy.
  2. I can split to sell Heq5 pro for £574 and crayford focuser with red dot finder for £110 plu p&p
  3. Hi I am selling my large 6" refractor and HEQ5 pro mount for £1100 . Since it is so heavy I would like local collection with bank transfer or cash on collection. Will update with pictures tonight. The mount and telescope are in excelent condition with the ususal marks on the dovetail bar. I have upgraded the telescope with the lovely Skywatcher black dual speed crayford focuser and high end finder. Key features HEQ5 with latest goto handset and reticule. Large 6" aperture refractor with upgraded focuser. A range of EPs 25, 20,10 and 6mm computer rs232 connection cable. upgraded high end finder which is mounted on the focuser. solar filter skywatcher auto focus 12v 5amp power supply nikon and canon adapters. I have the original boxes for mount and telescope. I can split to sell the Heq5 pro on its own for £575, collected. and crayford focuser with red dot finder for £110 plu p&p
  4. I can post this, just need to work out cost, I expect to be between £5 and £10
  5. Hi i had not thought of a swap as I have been trying to downsize my Astro gear. regards Will
  6. This adapter was used to connect iPad to a heq5 pro mount. £20 with £2.80 postage. Bank transfer preferred.
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