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  1. Hello everyone, Photo of Mercury transit with my astro photography rig, adjusted slightly for Solar photography Location: Croxley Green, Hertfordshire, UK Date: 11/11/2019 Time: 13:07 local time Visibility: very poor Telescope: second hand Celestron Astro Fi 90mm refractor OTA Solar filter: piece of Baader solar filter film glued to the cardboard ring Mount and tripod: Sky-Watcher Star Discovery AZ GOTO Mount & Steel Tripod with V4 SynScan hand controller Eyepiece: stock Celestron KE 25mm Wide Angle fully coated (on that came with a tele
  2. Good afternoon everyone, I am trying to find a coiled DC lead to power my Sky-Watcher Star Discovery AZ GOTO Mount from Celestron PowerTank Lithium. I think that would be much better cable management option than the stock one. Mount came with a SynScan handset with coiled cable and is very flexible and I like it very much. Has someone came across such thing? I'm not afraid of a bit of DIY soldering also, don't know however what exact type of plugs I should be looking for? Thank you very much for all your advise.
  3. Hello, What are those PODs exactly?
  4. Hello, Thank you very much for your kind advise. May I ask which exactly 16mm eyepiece you are using?
  5. Good morning midatlantico61, Thank you for your kind and prompt reply. I can assure you I've given it a lot of consideration before the purchase, went for the local astro club meetings, star parties etc. Still, went for the second hand not to loose too much money in case my choice was wrong. Surprise, surprise, I'm very happy with that scope so far. You see, not everyone has a luxury of living in villa under pristine skies of Azores. Some of us are living in 3-bed semi with limited storage, on the outskirts of light polluted London, and are still trying to pursue their passion i
  6. Hello everyone, Bit of a backround: I've been a keen stargazer when in my teenage years, then couldn't pursuit my passion, but recently, in my forties, it hit me again, as I moved and life is good (South facing large garden, obstructed only from the North by our house, but then I just move the scope further and viola!). Started with 90mm refractor, but was always thinking of reflector. Long story short, I've got my SkyWatcher Star Discovery 150P GOTO a week ago. Bought it second hand, very good condition, and good mirror. Have got two nights stargazing, cought cold and I AM LOVING I
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