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cyborg421

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  1. Hi all, We are still very much an active group but run through a Google Plus group. If you are in the Leicester, Northampton, Coventry areas and would like to join, PM me. Simon
  2. I would like to piggyback a dslr on to the top of my scope. I have an avx mount. What is the best way of doing this and how do I attach the camera to the scope? Thanks SImon
  3. No chance of me going hill walking! It is only for astronomy.
  4. Thanks RecceRanger, took your advice and bought one from Sports Direct. Cost me £99. I bought the extra large size even though I'm normally a medium. Simon
  5. Hi All, I was thinking of getting a down jacket to try to reduce the "Michelin Man" effect when observing. There seem so many out there and I cannot tell the difference between 60g and 600 fill. Can any let me know if they are worthwhile and what I should be looking for? Thanks Simon
  6. A cheap Dob refractor though would almost certainly not be worth buying....
  7. Point taken.
  8. Wasn't commenting on the usefulness or otherwise of the scope. It might be a good buy if inspires someone to take up astronomy. Merely the fact that whoever designed the box didn't understand that a Dob doesn't have a lens.
  9. It has mirrors not lenses if it's a Dob.... Simon
  10. Hi all, I was in Aldi on Thurs and I saw a Dobsonian telescope on offer. I looked on the box and it said it had a 76mm lens . Oh Lordy Lordy.......... Simon
  11. Forgot to mention that I did install the MAC drivers from the Plugable website. Simon
  12. Hi Steve, Update on firmware update on MAC: Cable arrived today. Plugged in. Started CFM. Identified scope. Firmware update went like a dream (although not tested in the field yet). Updated both Starsense and Nexstar+ handset. For anyone else struggling I can confirm that this lead worked on a MAC. It is supposed to be compatible with window as well. http://www.amazon.co...7986871_TE_item Thanks for all your help. SImon
  13. Thanks Steve, I thought that would be the case. I wasn't sure the mount needed to be involved and powered. Simon
  14. Hi Steve. I have got a picture of the connections for the Starsense handset but not for the normal one. Have you got a copy of the picture to update the normal handset? I can't seem to see one in the CFM download. Hopefully my lead will arrive tomorrow. SImon
  15. You're not wrong there! Simon