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Posts posted by Keiran

  1. Hi RabbitHutch,

    I have a SW 200p Newtonian, which is very similar to the Orion 8". I origanally started off with an EQ5:

    Skywatcher - Skywatcher EQ5 Deluxe

    This was an okay mount, but with this scope, it was right on its weight limit. I have since upgraded to the HEQ5 Pro Synscan GOTO:

    Skywatcher - Skywatcher HEQ5 PRO Synscan

    This is what I would recommend for to minimum requirements for such a scope. It would be perfect for AP if required. This mount can take a higher payload than the EQ5, which would allow you to upgrade your scope if you ever wanted without buying anouther mount.

    It is very easy to convert a scope from DOB to Newt. all you will need is a set of tube rings:

    Tube Rings - Skywatcher Telescope Tube Rings

    Something like this to fit the Orion, and then a dovetail bar to join scope to mount.

    I hope this is of some help to you,


  2. Hi everybody,

    Im helping Daz to sort out a location of where this could be held... The original thread got a little confussing, so I have started this one.

    Everybody that is interested in having an 'Imaging Day' in the south, could you please put the first part of your postal code in a post... This will make it easier for me to collate where everybody is and pick a location in the middle of this...

    Could we please keep chat to the other thread and once I have all of the information, I will let you know the options....

    Thanks for you help


  3. Hi all,

    Since SSP, I have been messaging James from FLO, about a WO Megrez 72.

    I would like to say a huge thank you to both James and Steve, They answered all of my questions and helped me in everyway possible.

    I recieved my scope the next working day, and I am really happy with it... But i am now just waiting to give it first light.

    I want to recommend FLO to you all, give a special thenks to James.


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