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Jimmy Rocket

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  1. Yeah that sounds good to me Mark, to be honest I am not a fan on the SW synScan system, looking at various vids on YT this StarSense set up looks better for me.
  2. Hi all, I am thinking about getting the Celestron StarSense Accessory for Sky-Watcher but l am a bit puzzled as I see people talking about a WiFi adaptor too? Is this something else I need in order for the star sense to work on my SW Mac 127?
  3. Would a nexstar handset work on a skywatcher goto?
  4. Thanks, that was my dilemma tbh, so without breaking the bank can you recommend a good astro cam which will give good results on my Skywatcher Mak 127? Cheers, Jim
  5. Scope is a 127 mak with goto computerized mount not sure what the modded/unmodded DSLR bit is about? Thought it was an adaptor ring to connect the body to the scope, sorry for not being up to speed on the subject, all I know is it's a video image moved to registax 6 to get the best frames etc, seen a canon 1100D on eBay going cheap so thought that would be ideal???
  6. Hi all, looking at second hand DSLR camera bodies with live view for astro photography, question is you can get them for less than £100 with a live video view, is it a better option to go DSLR or a dedicated astro photography camera from FLO etc etc. Cheers Jim
  7. The bracket is painted in what looks like hammerite, may be possible to rub it down and spray it black.? Maybe?
  8. Yes to be honest the bracket is a bit of an eye sore, don't know why they don't paint them black? That is a nice svbony bracket you have though.
  9. Got my new SkyWatcher 9x50 Right Angled Erect Image finderscope today !!!
  10. Ok guys, So the Praktica Falcons turned up today, wish I had another brand to compare them to !!! First impressions were well they don't feel expensive !!! But I think that is due to the weight, I find them very light weight almost toy like but light weight is good. As you can see I went for the sand colour just to be different lol, probs won't show finger prints as much, in the hands they feel comfortable and during daylight hours the image is very good i.e nice and crisp and certainly be very good bird watching and general purpose binoculars. Design wise I like the look of them especially the shrouds that come up towards the eye pieces, the rubber coating feels good and so do the finger grips top and bottom. Night viewing will be the test so we will have to wait for that one. They come with a pretty good neoprene case, lens caps, strap, cloth and info material. So on my first initial impressions what do I think? Well at £39.99 they are never going to be premium but from a in the hand and at the eye perspective they are a good buy. Would be great to try against another mid range pair of bins, and we will see what they are like for star hopping.
  11. Ok guys, So the Praktica Falcons turned up today, wish I had another brand to compare them to !!! First impressions were well they don't feel expensive !!! But I think that is due to the weight, I find them very light weight almost toy like but light weight is good. As you can see I went for the sand colour just to be different lol, probs won't show finger prints as much, in the hands they feel comfortable and during daylight hours the image is very good i.e nice and crisp and certainly be very good bird watching and general purpose binoculars. Design wise I like the look of them especially the shrouds that come up towards the eye pieces, the rubber coating feels good and so do the finger grips top and bottom. Night viewing will be the test so we will have to wait for that one. They come with a pretty good neoprene case, lens caps, strap, cloth and info material. So on my first initial impressions what do I think? Well at £39.99 they are never going to be premium but from a in the hand and at the eye perspective they are a good buy. Would be great to try against another mid range pair of bins, and we will see what they are like for star hopping.
  12. I used to own the heritage 130, nice bit of kit although the focuser is a bit crude but it works. Got a Mak 127 goto now but not had chance to use it yet lol
  13. They should be here any day now.....watch this space
  14. I have just ordered the Praktica 10x50 bins so i will post some pics and reviews in the coming week. I was going to go with the Olympus myself but not knowing just how much i will use them i plumbed for the cheaper Praktica Falcons after reading very positive reviews. we shall see ????
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