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  1. Hey all, I'm having extreme issues with my HEQ5 Pro mount. It's an old model and I've put the belt mod on myself, and I even replaced the gears myself. I tightened all the tolerances up and yet I still have major troubles with tracking and guiding accuracy. There's only so much I can pin on software. I use anti vibration pads and set up on concrete and PA using a polemaster. Even my calibrations are very good in PHD2 except it's just wildly all over the place. So I'm now thinking of throwing it at someone who knows what they're doing to look at it and see if there's any mechanical faults with it. To that end do you know of any companies that set up and tune/rebuild/fix second hand HEQ5s? Thanks, Ruzeen
  2. No, not this year. I was meant to be elsewhere but I may be having to pull out of that as well. I hope to make a Kelling Heath star party sometime!
  3. £150 + P&P Selling my Altair Astro Triband filter. This is a triple narrowband filter that allows through Hydrogen Alpha, Oxygen III and Hydrogen Beta. This is one of the first models released to get some in the wild before the filter ring was finalized. As such it is in a Skytech L-Pro Max filter ring - but it is a Triband Filter. I reviewed this filter here. I am selling it on now to fund other items to use and review. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHo6CncgwS8&t=504s NINASetupBundle_1.9.0.9001.zip NA-NebulaDSS.tif Editing-workflow (1).odt Editing-workflow.odt NA NebulaDSS.TIF googlec78c2055e9f914fc.html google0e6c19e8eb0c872b (1).html google0e6c19e8eb0c872b.html StarSpikes_Plugin_PC_Installer.exe
  4. Good shout. I'll update that when I get home
  5. Hey there I have just listed a full SHO+C set of standard Baader narrowband filters 1.25" I also have the 3.5nm Baader Ha filter for sale also 1.25"
  6. In great condition. Complete in the box, T2 adaptors included and a short USB lead also included. the T2-T2 adaptor is scratched from where I tried to remove it from the camera (not included). Otherwise it's all fine and doesn't affect performance. Filters not included. Can be added for £200 (Baader SHO+C 1.25")
  7. Selling my SHO+C Filters. Comes in their cases and are all in very good condition. Very low use, I reverted back to OSC so no use for these. 1.25" The stickers have been ripped slightly on the case but other than that are exceptional. Filter wheel not included (can be added for +£100) £200 + postage
  8. Right I see, thank you. Also, thanks for clearing up whether the couterweights were considered with the mount's payload capacity. I always wanted to doubt it did. So in a sense then it's better to use two smaller weights (or possibly both 5kg weights) higher up on my c/w shaft? Hm. I might try that then and see if that further improves my mount's performance!
  9. Hey all, I see some people using two counter weights on their mounts when one would suffice right at the bottom of the counterweight bar. Why do people do this? My understanding is that you're now loading up twice the weight on the mount and that eats into your "imaging weight" allowance. Unless I'm missing something here, that seems purely detrimental? Can anyone cast light on this for me? Many thanks.
  10. Ah good then, I may get the EC, but then the price begins getting close to the SW EQ6-R range I haven't ordered yet. Need to sell my mono set up first and then find a buyer for my HEQ5 first THEN I can order my iOptron
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