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About DaveGibbons

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  1. Hi James, I think I have rectified the problem it appears the RA worm was binding and stalling the motor. I Stripped down and re set worm and all appears OK now. I say appears and need to check tracking under stars this weekend just to see if any damage to motor. That seems a fair enough price and if I still have problem will take them off you . I will know in a day or two. cheers Dave
  2. Hi All, Does anyone have old HEQ5 non goto set of motors lying around. My trusty old black HEQ5 mount's RA motor has given up the ghost and needs replacing Probably someone who upgraded to the goto kit may have one. Anyway let me know if you do and what you want for it. cheers Dave
  3. Looking for cash sale only now £375 collected for SGL members. Cheers Dave
  4. Hi George, Early day's with ad and really would prefer a trade for more aperture .Not very keen on shipping abroad and would never say never but unlikely to want to go that route. regards Dave
  5. Hi All, I have for sale or trade my immaculate Skywatcher ED100 scope. It is the full package that did not include focal reducer. It is completely unmarked apart from usual set screw marks on dovetail. Optically it is superb ! In perfect collimation and the FPl-53 doublet is colour free to my eyes. Oh I have added a compression ring adapter for the drawtube from FLO much improved over original set screw job. Magnification with Eyepieces Supplied: x32 Highest Practical Power (Potential): x300 Objective Lens Diameter: 100mm Telescope Focal Length: 900mm (f/9) Eyepiece Supplied (2"): 28mm LET 2”/50.8mm Di-Electric Star Diagonal 9x50 Finderscope Dual-Speed 11:1 2” Crayford Focuser (Backlash-Free) Multi-Coated Objective Lens Supplied with Tube Rings & Mounting Plate Aluminium Carrying Case Love it but looking for a bit more aperture and ideally would like to swap for a sct C8 or c9.25 with cash adjustment or Skymax Maksutov 150 or 180 . Whatever you have, try me! Prefer swap but have an asking price of £400. The only thing I would say is any swap must have perfect optics . Not bothered by dust or even tube cosmetics to a degree but must have great optic. Apologies to the SGL member I who I nearly did the deal with a while back. This scopes superb optics held me back then . I hope you got sorted. Any question just ask . Not in any rush really and would rather wait for right deal to come up. I have of course posted on ABS as well as you do. Cheers Dave
  6. Jules you are spot on with those comments. The F10 4" Tal are superb achromats . Great buy Ian! cheers Dave
  7. Hi, I have an immaculate Skywatcher ed100 pro along with an earlier black version HEQ5 mount , Not goto it's the older version with just 3 speed hand controller. It has upgraded 2" dia Stainless tripod legs and mount is in great condition a few little marks on it but it is a perfect rock solid match to the refractor. Much lighter than the eq6 but much beefier than an eq5 . I am thinking of getting a bit more aperture and may be interested to trade . The Ed100 is full factory kit with Aluminum case . Comes with 9x50 finder and 2" diagonal along with 2" 28mm eyepice . Totally unblemished with perfect optic. I attach a few pics I took yesterday (had a quick look at the winter sun , I have a solar filter I would include. I am not a million miles away in Southport Merseyside . I don't mind traveling or meeting up . Anyway let me know your thoughts ! Cheers Dave
  8. Hi all, I have for sale my CPC800 full set up in as new condition. It is a superb bit of kit with integral GPS and SkyAlign technology. Simple to set up and very accurate . Optics are excellent , have a few specs of dust with use but are untouched as they should be. I won't go into full blurb as you can all look that up for yourselves! I have added 2" Baader visual back with compression ring coupled to a superb Altair Astro 2" 10th wave dialectric diagonal. Also comes with flexible dew shield and a Maplins regulated dc power supply that is a must for this scope. The scope is just over 2 years old originally from First light optics and I am the 2nd owner and have had the scope for 9months. It has performed faultlessly in that time and is a fantastic all round easy to live with bit of kit. Don't have packaging and original manual was misplaced by first owner but instruction manual is online at Celestron's website.. It is an easy scope to use though! Any questions please ask ! This is 2k worth of kit new..I m selling for £875 collected. Please note not looking for offers , it is in pristine condition (I take pride in keeping my kit immaculate) apart from a few dust specs. First to see will buy of that I am sure! I live in Southport Merseyside and you are welcome to pop in and take a look if local enough. Please message me or drop an e-mail to Davetracey2009@btinternet.com Cheers, Dave
  9. i knew it was a keen price.! ***SALE PENDING*** *****NOW SOLD********
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