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IvIark

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About IvIark

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  1. Tripod, dolly and wedge now sold, fork including all electronics and hand controller still available, maybe for spares
  2. Note this is for the fork mount, heavy duty tripod and accessories only. No OTA included. This sale is for the LX50 fork mount from my recently de-forked Meade 10" SCT. In perfect working order, this LX50 version has the optional encoders fitted, which means if you can get you hands on the Meade Magellan II computerized hand controller it can become a "push to" mount. Comes with 4 speed hand controller, tripod, an equatorial wedge to allow long exposure astrophotography. Also has an autoguider port. Perfect for spares or retrofits for existing LX50 owners or for DIY projects where someone wants to equatorially (or even just AltAz) mount a large telescope OTA. Meade info: Heavy-duty LX200-type fork mount with 4"dia. sealed polar ball bearing; 5.75" LX worm gear and quartz-microprocessor-controlled DC servo-motor in RA; tangent arm and DC servo motor control system in Dec; multi-function control panel; manual and electric slow-motion controls and setting circles in both axes; keypad hand controller; 4-speed drive controls on both axes; battery compartment accepting six AA-size batteries This is a heavy duty mount and will weigh around 40kg so I would much prefer collection from Manchester, but will consider shipping at extra cost to the buyer. I don't expect it will be cheap though and will need to be shipped in two packages because of the size of the tripod and forks. I would like £150 ONO
  3. I'll have the right angled erecting finder please. PM on the way
  4. I've used mine on an AZ5 with no problems at all and although I haven't tried it under the stars yet, it seems to be handled fine by my new AZ-GTI so a small alt az mount works well with it. I think the tube is only around 3.5kg.
  5. Excellent, thanks guys you've been a real help. I haven't had them out at all yet so first opportunity I get I'll see if they seem to perform the function you describe. ?
  6. From the picture I posted: Left Middle Right the right hand one really doesn’t have much colour to it at all. The coatings when I hold it at an angle to the light are purple and if I let light shine through it onto a white surface it has a tinge of blue thanks, Mark
  7. Thanks Louis. I'll check out the other two filters when I'm back from work tomorrow and let you know Cheers, Mark
  8. And I know it may be a stupid question but I’m hoping the colour or shade of filter may at least give clues ?
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