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Denys

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  1. Thanks, this is what I was trying to find: if it was a design problem or if it was me doing something wrong! But you have a good point about using something else in between.
  2. Hello my friends, I apologize in advance for what may be a very stupid question, but I would like to check how you fixate the dovetail that is on the OTA on the top of the mount… There are two bolts there on the mount (see picture) that I assumed should be used to tight the dovetail in place, but the point of contact between them is rather small and it ended up leaving some marks of the tip of the bolt on the dovetail. Is there a way to prevent this from happening? Maybe using a piece of rubber or plastic to stay between the two metal components and avoid scratches... Do you use some
  3. Thank you guys. I tried to swap them but it didn't work. I made a sketch that helped me understand what may be going on ... I will upload it here, in case you want to share your thoughts as well. If I remove the right bolt (bolts are shown in red), I should be able to turn the one on the left and move the altitude all the way to 15 degrees. However, it comes to a complete stop once it reaches 32 degrees and won't go any further... So I think that maybe the head is turning slightly off-axis (that would be the blue cylinder in the picture), in such a way that at 32 degrees the blue cy
  4. No. The one on the left of the image is shorter. Should they be the same length?
  5. Thanks @Seelive and @Kryptic. Just removing the right bolt won't do, as the bolt on the left is completely stiff. If I remove both then I can indeed move it to 15 degrees. However, if I try to insert the bolts back again, they do not lock against each another... I can only lock them in position once the mount is back to 30 degrees or higher...
  6. Thanks for the suggestion Peter. Indeed, by removing both bolts, I can manually move it to lower angles. There is however a physical stop that prevents it from going higher than the 65 degrees.
  7. Hello there, I am trying to set up my very first mount, a Sky-watcher EQM-35 Pro. I assembled the mount and now I am trying to set the latitude to fit with the place where I live, which is around 21 degrees (southern hemisphere, if that matters...). However, I noticed that the mount does not go to positions lower than 32 degrees nor higher than 65 degrees... Anything beyond this range and the bolts become too stiff and stop turning completely... (I will try to add a picture to show how it looks like) Now, I am not sure if I am doing something wrong, or maybe there is some sort of tri
  8. Hi there, I am also new to astrophotography, but I've come across this video on youtube and it was extremely helpful (at least to me), with very good explanations and showing each and every step of the whole process (he talks about the Bias/Darks/flats at around 1hour or so of the video). Maybe you will find in interesting:
  9. Thanks for the reply. I was a bit confused because in the website of FLO for the 150 pds they say that you would only need either a t-ring, or a coma corrector and a t-ring (but apparently of a different type of thread I guess), so I was wondering about the other metal piece that goes into the focuser that you mentioned, as I have seen on youtube some people using two pieces instead of only a t-ring... Since we are at it, would you say the coma corrector is a must for AP using this scope? Thanks again!
  10. Nice image! Do you guys mind if I ask you what equipment would I need in order to attached a DSLR camera onto the telescope? I just bought a 150 pds myself, and I would like to try some AP in the near future, so I am wondering what I would need. Is this T-ring enough, or is there anything else (excluding more fancy stuff like the coma corrector)? Thanks!
  11. Hi there. No, I have not, but I sure will. Regarding the FLO, I am in Belgium, so I wonder if I would have to pay importation fees if I buy something from them. Do you know how this works? I noticed you are in the Netherlands, so I would suspect the process should be similar. (I am actually from South America, so I have no clue how this things work here in Europe) Thanks!
  12. Yes, it is helpful! I am still trying to learn about all the aspects of OTAs and eyepieces, but the more I read, the more confused I am , so it is nice to have some direct guidance from someone more experienced! Thanks a lot!
  13. Hello my friends, I am trying to get started in this wonderful hobby, and have decided to buy the OTA Skywatcher Explorer 150/750 PDS to use with a mount that I already have. As this would be my very first telescope, I am wondering what eyepieces would be good to use with it. I was thinking of buying two eyepieces and a 2x Barlow lens. I have asked this question to people from Teleskop Service (TS) and received as recommendation: a low magnification eyepiece of 20 mm (TS 20 mm 70º wide angle) and 6 mm eyepiece for medium magnification and close to maximum magnification when combined to wi
  14. Yes, the tripod legs is what I was most worry about. But if they are 1m long I think I may be able to find a suitcase in which it can be fit. Thank you for your reply!
  15. Hello there. I am new to astronomy and I was planning on buying this same mount (EQM 35 Pro). I am currently in Europe, but will soon be moving (back) to South America, where the mount is not available as a buying option, so I wonder if the mount would fit inside a regular size suitcase, so I can dispatch it on the airplane. Do you think this would be feasible?
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