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  1. Hi all, anyone have any experience of using the Monochrome function on new DSLR cameras with filters at all? I’d rather not have to buy a new camera when I can use the one I have, but I’m getting some CA even with a semi-apo filter. I have the startravel 120t and it is excellent for getting DSO shots (I managed a beautiful picture of M42, and a slightly out of focus M51, but everything was really clear except the stars), but I really want to get as much data as possible using LRGB or narrowband filters, and as said earlier, don’t really want to shell out for a new camera as well.
  2. For sale: Skywatcher Explorer 200p plus accessories. Skywatcher Explorer 200p 8” aperture Newtonian reflector telescope f/5 OTA with 9x50 finder scope. Very good condition a rapt from some signs of use on the dovetail. Also included is an upgraded low profile 2”-1.25” adapter, 25mm Plossl eyepiece, and brand new and unused Laser Collimator. Only selling as I’ve now gone to a refractor, due to this light bucket being too heavy for my poor mount for imaging (EQ5). Price: £200 total Buyer pays PayPal fees and postage. Also on ABS, eBay and Faceb
  3. For sale: 1x 2” Revelation 2x Barlow (ED) - £50 1x Skywatcher Panaview 38mm 70 degree 2” eyepiece - £70 1x Hyperflex 7E2 9-27mm zoom 1.25” eyepiece - £70 All in like new condition, and all come in their original boxes. Would prefer to sell them all together but will split if needed. Buyer pays PayPal fees, and postage Also advertised on ABS and Facebook marketplace
  4. I got a stock confirmation from RVO today saying they are in stock, but I would prefer the AR102XS, AR102s or AR 127s
  5. I’ve already spoken to him, unfortunately I’m only after the OTA and don’t want/need/can’t afford all the extras!
  6. After an AR102XS from bresser, AR102S or a startravel 120
  7. Don’t get me wrong, I’d love to be able to use my light bucket for imaging, but it’s cheaper for me to find an imaging scope to take out with me on my EQ5 than it is to buy a new mount for the 200p, so I’m keeping it for visual use
  8. A friend is lending me theirs for a while, as they have been laid up, and hopefully should give me enough time to source my own
  9. Unfortunately, I am unable to pick up an ED scope for sub £100 like I can with the evostar, because obviously that would be the goal
  10. Ok, so I'm gonna preface this by saying I do not have the money for an Apo refractor, whatsoever, and won't for a little while due to COVID decimating my savings, and my sh***y wage from working in healthcare Basically, I currently have a 200p sat on an EQ5 mount. Now, I know that this is too heavy for imaging, and I cannot use it with my current camera setup (DSLR) without the tracking being all over the shop. So, I have the opportunity to pick up a used Evostar 120 Achromatic. I understand that there's going to be a lot of CA, so I'm going to image in NarrowBand usin
  11. Skywatcher Explorer 200p OTA for swap, looking for a skywatcher explorer 150pds OTA, skywatcher startravel 120, evostar 120 or a cheap Apo refractor at least 80mm (thinking something like a TSoptics 102 ED which would be perfect) with some cash to make it up to price.
  12. 130mm reflecting Meade Polaris telescope and EQ2 mount, plus moon filter, 2x Barlow Lens, 26mm eyepiece, 4mm eyepiece, motor drive unit and Red dot finder. £180 ONO. For complete transparency, this is advertised elsewhere. Collection only from Maidstone
  13. Title says it all really! After someone’s old and no longer used EQ5 mount, not the pro version please, as I have an upgrade kit (long story). please let me know what you have and how much you’re after!
  14. Ahh great, good to know you can never trust a Chinese site to tell you the truth about what they are selling! So I’m now gonna start looking for a new mount!
  15. http://www.visionking.com.cn/en/products_show.asp?p_id=299&c_pid=5 this is the scope and mount if anyone is interested
  16. Ok, so this is gonna be a long one so bear with me I recently picked up a vision king 8” newt, complete with an old style EQ5 mount for £120. I have a few questions and I hope someone can answer them. first off, the old EQ5 mount has no mounting plate that I can connect a dovetail to, it’s just a plate with some screws on them to mount the rings directly to, similar to what you’d find on the Skywatcher 130EQ2 setup. Is there anyway to change this so that I can mount my scope with a dovetail so it’s easier to set up and strip down? Secondly, the mount is without t
  17. Anyone have any idea where I can get a replacement counterweight bar/shaft for my EQ5 mount?
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