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  1. Hi Thanks for the reply’s. I had looked at the featherlight ones but they are out of my price range, the Crawford ones are only just in it. As I’m still very much learning, would the helical one work on my 127 without having to buy any other parts as it’s only £25. Then once I’m a bit more accomplished upgrade to one of the better focusers. thanks Jack
  2. Hi all Sorry if this is a bit of a silly question, but I have a skywatcher sct and the focuser on it is a bit rough so I have been looking at upgrading it. I have found the below helical focuser would this work or would I need to buy one of the Crawford style ones. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Starguider-T42-Telescope-Micro-focuser-set/383194718190?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3Dfdd85f5a997b403185b5624fe8eca5e3%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D273385240847%26itm%3D383194718190%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2481888&_trksid=p2481888.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3A601215b0-e826-11e9-ad28-74dbd180a6f8|parentrq%3Aa0ac5a5616d0a4e922b77061fff89d2e|iid%3A1 Thanks Jack
  3. Hi all Thanks for all the replies. I think the general consensus is whilst I’m still getting my head round it to slow down and work with what I’ve got. This definitely seems a good idea to me (and my wallet). I didn’t even give it a thought that the scope will need to cool down, but it takes me so long to align it that it’s probably heading to the right temperature anyway. Hopefully this wind dies down so I can head out tonight and put this all to practice. All the best Jack
  4. Hi Geoff Sorry, that would be helpful. I have done a bit of lunar observing which the detail doesn’t seem too bad, but I would say when I attach my DSLR to take photos I get more detail. I’ve also viewed algieba, Orien nebula and a double cluster but I struggled getting good views of them. All the best Jack
  5. Hi all I’ve recently bought a skywatcher 127 with the standard diagonal, 10mm and 20mm eyepieces. I’m really happy with the telescope but I can’t seem to get as much detail when viewing as I was expecting. I’ve got a budget of about £150 would it be worth upgrading the diagonal and eyepieces or am I expecting too much from my kit. all the best Jack
  6. Hi ray Thanks for the welcome. The budget that I’m trying to stick to is between £500-£600 as I know this is a bit on the low side I have been looking at second hand mainly. I did look at the eq3 with goto as I know this is better for astrophotography but that would blow the majority of my budget and I’m not going to be taking loads of pictures it was more to give it a go. all the best Jack
  7. Hi all at the moment I have a celestron 114 which is my first telescope but I’m not really seeing very much through it. So I’m thinking of upgrading. My plan is to get a celestron az goto mount and a six inch schmidt cassegrain. It’s going to be mainly for viewing but I would like to also give astrophotography a go. What are people’s opinion on this set up. all the best Jack
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