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  1. Hi sry for the late reply and yes it is the ortho baader it works very well with my 130p and with the 2x barlow the fov in the ep is not that small i find it a good combo as it gets you to 185x.

    And back to saturn i managed to see it this morning for the 1st time and it had a nice tilt on it showing the rings. I have had not a lot of luck with the weather up here in the morning as its hilly so get alot of mist early on. But by 630 she was high enough to get a good view for 10 mins or so till it clouded over and i also managed to see venus with a good 3/4 eclipse that seemed very bright but still not bad viewing for my 1st time.

  2. After a couple of hour outside i got good clear images of jupiter and the moon. I also did the star test and all was well so im gonna leave as is for now as this was the 2nd time i have ever collaminated and got it as close as i can.

    One thing i did change was the 3 grub screws for the secondary tilt adjustment.

    I used three m4 35mm hex bolts so adjustment is a little easier .


  3. Do any of you use stellarium to guide your goto mounts and if so how do you connect your scope to your laptop/pc ? Do you use the same cable that updates the syncscan handset ....

    Also is there a quick guide on how to sync the mounts to stellaruim as i have enabled the plugin that allows you to move a telescope but not yet connected my telescope.

    Cheers Paul

  4. I decided to get up early this morn to see where saturn was and at 4 o`clock it was directly to my east but very low on the horizon. Then by 6 o`lock it was just to my south east but due to weather could not see a thing . Then at 730 it was gone and it did not show on stellarium so do we only get a short window to see saturn and will it get higher the later in the month we go?

    Cheers Paul

  5. Hi all as im new at this and have only been started a few weeks my question is...

    As this is the month to see saturn when will it be good enough to see over the north west of england?

    Im located a few miles north of manchester and can see jupiter very clear to my south east every night but have no idea where to start looking for saturn as i know its a early morning get up to view it.

    Cheers Paul

  6. Ok i have the above and it says i need a 12v 1 amp supply so will a 12v 7 amp sealed lead acid battery be ok to use instead of a wall socket type power supply. And is the recommended 1 amp just minimum requirement or will the 7 amp supply damage the mount?

    The battery is from my model plane flying days so is only small and im sure back then the higher the amp the longer the battery would last.

    Would this be the case with the mounts as the feed is still 12v?

    Cheers Paul

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