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Pitsmoor Col

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  1. Heres some piccies of my modification, (if they turn out) I bolted the eq5 mount carrier to the LX 200 tripod I had to grind the bolt heads down to accomadate the skirt on the eq5. I then worked out what kind of bolt was needed to hold the eq5 to the carrier and at the same time be able to use the spreader plate. The threaded end that goes into the eq5 is over twice as long as the original, making it a lot more solid. Overall length of the bolt is 11. 5 inch. It works a treat and is very solid, dead chuffed with it, It may give some one else some ideas.
  2. Looked everywhere for an adapter, no luck at all so I decided to make my own. I have took some piccies but dont know how to upload them yet.
  3. Hi, I have a Meade tripod from a 10" LX 200 scope, I am trying to addapt it to carry an EQ5 mount. Does anyone know if there is such a thing as an addapter plate I can use?
  4. I must agree, light polution is a real problem in big cities. But one of the problems is local residents say they want the lights on for security reasons. but if more people were interested in star gazing they may find other means of feeling more secure in the dark hours. I have signed.
  5. I have just discovered that if remove the eyepiece adapter from my 200mm celestron reflector I can mount the camera in the focuser tube. I don't know if I can achieve focus yet, I will try later when I get a chance.
  6. Hi. Does anyone know if there is such a thing as a T mount for my Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ7. I have one for my Canon 350D, but I am hoping to be able to use the Lumix as it is much lighter and wont be as much a strain on the mount as the Canon.
  7. Here is a link to optical vision limited. I have used them a few times in the past and found them very good, and give excellent service. Optical Vision Ltd ::Telescopes, Binoculars, Spotting Scopes, Microscopes by OVL
  8. guess what! Nobody has mentioned a telescope. If you out observing the night sky it can be very useful.
  9. Nice to hear. I hope they can be of service, it may help if you can email the picture to them, if you haven't already done so.
  10. Try these guy's I have had various parts off them in the past. They may be able to help. Optical Vision Ltd ::Telescopes, Binoculars, Spotting Scopes, Microscopes by OVL
  11. Hi I have seen various ads wanted / for sale. For reflectors stating aperture followed by : p / pds. ie. 150p 150 pds. I just want to know what the p / pds. means. I suspect the p = parabolic.
  12. Wow my ears hurt. I hope they sell the scope and spend the money on some grammar / spelling, lessons. Though what you can do with £2.50. I dont know.
  13. Ordered a Baader film filter from FLO. yesterday. but I was wondering about a finder scope, can I put a piece of film over my existing one ?
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