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DrNeb

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  1. Old thread... I know. However I'm in desperate need of this mod. I've pretty much stopped using my skywatcher because I had how jerky it is on both alt and az. This looks like a great fix for alt! What do you think of these? http://www.bearings-direct.com/Miniature-Metric-Series/Standard-Edge/Stainless-Steel/W607-2Z-SKF-Deep-Groove-Miniature-Metric-Ball-Bearing/flypage.tpl.html they are slightly smaller in OD and ID, maybe it would help with assembly? or would you recommend I stick with 22mm?
  2. Not likely with the varnish coating that's on top.
  3. It's strange to think that my scope was signed by a commander of the ISS. Mind blown.
  4. Just wanted to share my scope with you guys and gals. Just met Chris and Evan Hadfield in Oxford today and he was kind enough to sign my scope. Wooooooop.
  5. oh... you guys don't make it easy do you... I would like a grab n'go but the thought of getting better views out of my dob would likely prevent me from using it.. However, what about eyepieces? Wouldn't the tal be less fussy and perhaps give the edge on planets where I don't need the aperture?
  6. The best views I have had so far was with my 6mm SPL and the dob.. of the planets that is. Will there be much of an improvement? I kinda think of my dob as an all rounder.
  7. The dob doesn't fit that well in my car. it fits, but it takes effort. would I get better views on planets vs the dob? I hear they fair better with cheaper eyepieces as they aren't as fast. How does the tal fair for basic imaging? better than my dob I would bet!
  8. Afternoon all... I'm a proud owner of a 10inch Skywatcher dob. Love the thing, I really do though I do find it hard to muster the will power to get it out sometimes when I'm all warm sitting on the sofa. Although I havent ever looked through one, the Tal100rs has some amazing reviews.. I saw some single frame moon photos posted on the forums a long while back through this scope and they blew my mind. I have been contemplating picking one up since then. Do you think it will be a worthy piece in my collection? or does the reflector do everything the tal can do and more? I'm not sure if the desire to own something new and shiny is controlling my judgement.
  9. I have the same scope with a 24mm Hyperion. It is a nice high contrast eyepiece but it is not well corrected. Our scope seems a little fast for it. I am going to be selling mine.
  10. Thank you Nightfisher, I really appreciate your tips and experience. Great stuff.
  11. Thank you Nightfisher for your help with this. I think i will stick with the kodak for now. on a slightly different topic, i noticed on your profile that you have a tal 100rs? I have been tossing and turning over getting that scope for over a year.. I saw that shot by luis using the sony a350? some were single shots?! not stacked and they looked tremendous. How do you like the tal?
  12. This was the result from my little kodak. would the pentax produce better results?
  13. Well i have an old Kodak - really low quality thought I will Google the Pentax! I was struggling with the hugeeee zooom on the sony. thanks for the tip.
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