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  1. Ordered a few bits and pieces off FLO recently Don't think i could not recommend these guys enough. They really went over and above my expectations. I
  2. Well after a long wait due to Covid 19, my new Puslar 2.2 Dome is here I cant wait to start building it this coming weekend.
  3. Following this with interest lots of great ideas. Got my Pulsar 2.2 dome on order through FLO's, but due to Covid delivery is going to be July/August, on the plus side though i will have ample time to prepare
  4. Hi, I have a Keter oakland plastic shed which i have used as a warm room and for storage of my ota for the past 2 years. Heat and humidity caused me a few problems early on but was soon rectified by insulating the roof, and replacing my old compressor type dehumidifier (it was always on defrost during cold spells) with a desiccant type. I've also installed a small extractor fan which only comes on when the internal temperature is above 27 degrees.
  5. Wow that is amazing.
  6. Hi Joisme and welcome to this wonderful hobby I would start with a much bigger eyepiece something like a 32mm as you will need to centre the object in the eyepiece and focus before you start to zoom in with smaller eyepieces and barlows.
  7. I used some 10mm mild steel disks purchased off Ebay. Pier just needs powder coating and its done.
  8. Hi, how did you get on with the Mod? I have the same camera and would like to modify it but i have yet to find any step by step instructions on how its done.
  9. Im going to find a quiet dark room and sulk for a few days lol
  10. Darn i just bought 1 and paid a lot more than that for it . Whats the imaging like with them? i've not tried mine out yet
  11. Indeed John this is true I started this thread as i was in disbelief that its a well know fault and been ignored for so long. I have learnt something new from this thread, and that is looking at some of the replies i don't think its as severe for some or effects every mount.
  12. Hello Michael I can only see one warning in the manual about the bolts and its on page 9. Please feel free to read the manual then come back here and tell me again i haven't followed their instructions. "Make sure to loosen one altitude adjustment T-bolt before tightening the other. Over-tightening can cause the bolts to bend or break" Here is the link to the manual https://inter-static.skywatcher.com/upfiles/en_download_caty01461887945.pdf
  13. I'm no electrician but as long as your not overloading it you should be fine. computer and monitor wont take much, i'm guessing the transformer for the mount doesn't take much either. i would also check that all the cables are in good condition especially the extension from the garage and plugged into an RCD.
  14. I would at the very least plug them into a surge protector. and make sure the extension lead can take the load.
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