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David Hardie

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    West Cumbria. UK
  1. David Hardie

    Show me your eyepiece/accessories case, please.

    What do you think of the Morpheus EP's please? I have 2 Hyperions but may add the higher spec shortly. David
  2. David Hardie

    Horsehead first attempt

    Very nice. I've never even seen it never mind getting a pic so great job!! David
  3. David Hardie

    Hello from Newbie in Cumbria

    Looking good that! Ill follow your posts! Come over one night ! David
  4. David Hardie

    Show me your eyepiece/accessories case, please.

    I think eyepieces will lead to my ruin
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    Show me your eyepiece/accessories case, please.

    Here is my collection so far. As things progress I will trade the Celestron ones in for something else. Probably Tele Vue due to the pressure from other people's posts!! The Vixen SSW will need practice. My favourite is the LVW 22 I just bought from an SGL member. David
  6. I had the same problem with the smooth chrome plated legs on my tripod. My solution was to wrap something around the leg of the tripod in the place where the battery will be strapped. I got two strips of adhesive velcro from a craft shop and stuck them around the leg about 3 inches apart like bands. Then two more small strips on the ribs which are part of the battery casing. OK the battery won't stay put with the velcro alone but once the strap is fixed on it holds it well. David
  7. David Hardie

    Pointing the Wrong Way !!

    You could well have something there! Last time I was into astronomy I had a decent Orion reflector on a Alt Az mount and I did tracking using the adjustment knobs. I suppose it makes quick set up and an hours casual observing easier. Oh dear. I may have added something to my shopping list. Haha David
  8. David Hardie

    StarSense with AVX

    Thanks for the answer! I hope it works ok! David
  9. Hello all. I was thinking about buying a dovetail bar and screwing it on top of the tube rings shown in picture below. This can be used to mount a guide scope when I am ready for some imaging in the future. Do you think that same location would be too high for a finder scope? I am using the finder scope socket on the scope for a StarSense. What do you think ? Cheers David
  10. Hi all. I just bought one of those Celestron StarSense alignment gadgets in the hope I can get it working ok. I use a AVX mount for both my SCT 8" Edge HD and a Skywatcher 100 mm refractor. Changing as the mood takes me! It may be a daft question but should this accessory work with both scopes? I imagine if it does it would have to be calibrated each time it's swapped over. Thanks! David
  11. David Hardie

    Hello! from Bucks, UK

    Hello! Welcome from another new guy. Good pic! David
  12. Hi folks. Just making note here of one of the first things I noticed, since getting back into astronomy and using an EQ mount.... 15 years ago I just used an Alt Az mount and tracked objects with the movement wheels for observation. It was an ideal way for basic observing and no photography. However now I have a scope with a Celestron AVX mount the first thing I noticed when setting up is that all the best items in the night sky I want to look at are behind me!! Seriously though it was odd to get used to. I'm going to find my feet then start have a go at photography. Starting off with the moon which I assume could be a decent starting point. Enjoying my time on the forum so far thanks all.
  13. David Hardie

    Hello from Newbie in Cumbria

    Thanks John! I thought you were up early, sending your message 4 hours before breakfast but I see now where you live!! David
  14. Thanks Alan looking forward to trying out these!!
  15. Alan if you would be prepared to keep this until Friday 14th just like the 30mm I would like to buy it please. I would pay for both first thing in the morning on Friday without fail. David

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