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Richard Wesson

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  1. Yes - managed to get into the front end of the site on another computer, but internal links give an error page.
  2. Interestingly, I have just tried to access it from the link and I get page saying 'Error establishing a database connection'
  3. Will do. I think it is possible in some cases for labels to be printed on the premises - they use a QR code off a phone.
  4. That sounds fine. Do you want the courier picking up from your home or from a pickup point? I will look into tomorrow if that is OK?
  5. Quite understood. I was thinking of courier to pick up from you which I would obviously arrange and pay for, but quite understand the issue with regard to packaging.
  6. I would really like this, but being based in Bristol and with current restrictions on travel cannot see how this would work. The only alternative I could see is courier.
  7. Karen, I have the EQ3 with 130pds and my understanding is that part of the weakness is the rather flimsy tripod that comes with it. I have my mount on the eq5 tripod which is a lot more substantial and find stability pretty good and it does increase the maximum weight you can use - by how much I dont know though. A possible upgrade that may be worth making and you can find them second hand.
  8. The other option is the Astrogadget kit here: https://astro-gadget.net/gadgets/control-of-telescopes/eqstareq3 I have the simple dream version for my eq3 which acts as 'micro-goto' and allows tracking. I have also used it for guiding with PHD2 using the optional Guidedream. Hope this helps.
  9. Have sent PM to Robby and included those who expressed an interest in the thread - let me know if it didnt come through.
  10. Excellent - sounds good. Be good to meet up - you too Greg. Do you both want to PM me and then we can sort out meeting up?
  11. It seems like there are a good number of us scattered around Bristol. I wonder if it may be a good idea to look at observing together on occasion and covid restrictions permitting? Obviously BAA do sterling work, but this may augment that and allow sharing of locations. JM - I live in Henbury when I first moved to Bristol! Cant really think of any dark sky sites immediately there, but Mendips not too far. Wes - the 130pds is a great little scope. Greg - I am not far from Victoria Park, and the skys at the back of my flat are not too bad, although obscured in some dire
  12. Hi Robby, I am just round the corner from Victoria Park! I will join BAS the virtual meet tomorrow looks intersting although with potentially clear skys getting out with the scope is tempting.... Have had a look at Wellow and velvet bottom in the daytime and both look promising. Also have looked at Dundry and there seems to be some potential there. Have you been over to Priddy? I would very much like some company and there looks like some good stuff coming up. Be good to have somebody there to correct various errors... Pain in the Neck would I think be interested too!
  13. Hi Szymon, Thanks for that - think I will leave it though and go for one without the UV/IR blocks.
  14. Is the CLS filter still available and is it suitable for an unmodified Canon?
  15. Appreciated Stu! Had bought EQ3-2 earlier in year on the basis that I would use my old 130P on there... The kit works OK and there are people on the EQ3 thread getting good results so will stick with for now! I do realise that expennditure is likely to increase exponentially however...
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