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  1. Hi all.

              I have a Meade etx,127 pe which hasn't been used for a few years, I can't  get the autostar working I've renewed the cable but after the amount of time it hasn't been used I'm pretty sure it's dead, so I'm thinking of separating it from it's fork mount and putting it on a vixen super Polaris mount which has motors that do work with a simple push button controller. If It can be done I want to just use it as a grab and go.

    What I would like to know is what would be the best way to mount it on the vixen mount.

    Thanks for any advice.


  2. Hi all. 

    I need advice, I am looking for a pair of binoculars to replace my 15x70's revaltion, ideally 20x80 as a grab and go and for when I'm on holiday in my caravan, I did actually purchase a pair of opticron oregon from flo but they had a mark on the inside of one of the objective lens, flo we're excellent and refunded me, so I'm still looking, I've read so many reviews now I don't know which way to go. Any advice please. 

  3. Hi All.

             First I must apologise to skywatcher because in fact the stock focuser on a 200P is not a rack and pinion at all but a single speed Crayford focuser, so with that in mind I have plumbed for two options either the skywatcher low profile dual speed focuser or do some work on the stock focuser as shown on you tube and then buy a lacerta dual speed 1:10 microfocus upgrade kit.

  4. Hi all.

            I'm thinking of changing my rack and pinion focuser on my skywatcher 200p, I have two in mind which are, Dual-speed low profile 1.25"/ 2" Crayford and Dual-speed Crayford 1.25/ 2" for skywatcher explorer, bearing in mind I will be attaching a Cannon DSLR to it. Apparently according to FLO they are both a direct fit and the prices are not to far apart for either of the focusers.

  5. I have a Vixen Super Polari's mount which carries an Astro systems 150mm Newtonian reflector, I bought them both back in the early eighties, the last time I used them was a couple of years ago, the motors still worked and the scope gave stunning view's, I was wondering about the polar scope because if I remember when you looked through the polar scope the reticule had the year next to it or it was in the manual and as the years went by you had to alter the mount so Polaris was a little bit away from the reticule. My question is can I fit a newer polar scope.



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  6. I would also like to add my thanks to the team who organized the event and to FLO for the Marquee it bought every body together, and a big thanks to Lucksall not only for more or less taking over the campsite but for providing the bar in the Marquee.

  7. I have a 127 mak not really fast enough for DSO's better on planets, for DSO's a reflector of about F5 is better but even then they look like a smudge but attach a camera and image you will see more detail. You can buy web cams that have been converted for deepsky or even a cannon dslr off ebay which will do the job at a minimum cost if you really want to see DSO's in all there glory.

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