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About oldfruit

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  1. HoTech SCA laser collimator

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  2. Now SOLD. Mods please remove.
  3. Some more pictures. Upgraded to stainless steel adjustment bolts, belt drive mods fitted. Any questions the please ask. Thanks for looking.
  4. Hi Chris, The scope is an F5 so the tube length is 1500mm.
  5. Open to sensible offers.
  6. Open to sensible offers.
  7. Hi, I have for sale a Skywatcher NEQ6 PRO for sale with belt drive mods, counterweight extension bar, goto handset, 2 x counterweights. The mount is currently in on a pier in my obsy but comes with original tripod and spreader plate with handset holder plus ADM mounting plate which is much more sturdy than the original puck. Also mains power lead. Due to having the belt mods the mount runs and slews very quietly and tracks superbly once aligned. Very accurate and is bang on every time. A real shame to let to let this mount go. I am looking for in the region of £750 collected due to the weight and bulkiness of the item. I can meet half way within reasonable distance. Scope in the background not included. If you have any questions or require further info please just ask. Thanks for looking.
  8. Cheers guys, Yes they are great scopes for the money, a real light bucket. It will be a real shame to see it go but I know someone else will get the same enjoyment from it that I have.
  9. Hi, I have for sale a 12 inch Revelation Dobsonian telescope with Telrad and Orion Optics 8x50 right angle finder. The telescope is in good used condition. There are some marks on the tube where the telescope has been transported, nothing really but I will mention anyway. The optics are clean and the telescope performs very well and is a great introduction to large telescope ownership. I have used the telescope to image Jupiter in my observatory mounted on my NEQ6 and obtained some very pleasing results. A telescope like this really comes into its own at a dark site and reveals many deep sky wonders and whilst I have hunted specific targets with it I have also on occasion found myself just randomly sweeping interesting areas of sky to see what is visible. This is a large telescope so not for the faint hearted. The base is mounted on a board with castors for ease of movement on hard surfaces. There is a lazy Susan bearing in the base and consequently the movements in both axis are silky smooth without any jerky movement so the scope is easy to point and a pleasure to use. The focuser is a really nice duel speed focuser and I have also included a self centring adaptor which is located in the eyepiece holder. I have found this especially useful when collimating the scope. Due to the size of the telescope this would be collection only. I can meet half way within reasonable distance. With the included telrad and 8x50 finder I would be looking for £350 collected. If interested or have any questions please ask away. Thanks for looking.
  10. Canon 100d incoming

    Hi Nick, I have had a Canon 100d for a few months now after upgrading from a Canon 1000d. I really like the 100d, as you say it is smaller and lighter. It handles noise really well. As said in the previous post, iso 800 is very good for dso photos, even going up to 1600 is possible. I know as I have experimented with mine. I have had some very pleasing results.
  11. I have recently mounted my Revelation 12 inch scope on my NEQ6 in the obsy to enable me to achieve better resolution on my Jupiter images. Also trying different capture and processing settings so the images appear different. Taken with the above mentioned scope, ZWO ASI120MC, Televue 2 x Barlow, stacked in Autostakkert and wavelets done in Registax 6.. First image is from last night, 19th, with the Great Red Spot showing, second image is from tonight, 20th,
  12. Thanks guys, Taken between 10 and 11pm.