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About billhinge

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  1. Sure will do but I usually add one of those dovetail lock thingies on to be safe regardless. Also its a nice bit of bling
  2. Got a response from FLO Sorry for the delay, this is now on our website and can be ordered:https://www.firstlightoptics.com/adm-replacement-saddles/adm-dual-saddle-upgrade-for-sky-watcher-eq6-r-pro-mounts.htmlWe should receive some in 1-2 weeks. Now ordered
  3. You can buy piano black shellac quite easily from online DIY stores, you need shellac brushes/pads, meths and ground pumice for smoothing to a grand piano finish. Did quite a lot of french polishing and tung oiling around our house. Got a load of black shellac at home just waiting for the right DIY project. I guess you would need to laqour over it because shellac isn't waterproof The 70's black and brass fullerscopes made by B&C had black crackle glaze baked on - I had one and I wrote to one of the guys who used to make them
  4. I know it's a real silly idea and a longshot but would it push in with the tube rings off? (allowing the tube to flex more) Plus the burr around the bottom hole looks rough
  5. Did you have a slip from the stock saddle? There was a discussion on the stock saddle and replacement which is why I was considering it, plus adding some bling email sent to FLO, but I'm not averse to buying from US if the price is OK
  6. No it isn't that one, it isn't on FLO which is why I asked the question https://www.admaccessories.com/product/dual-eq6-rpro-xl-dual-series-saddle-fits-skywatcher-eq6-orion-atlas-mounts/
  7. Whats the difference between the two saddles, one is $170, the other is cheaper. Did you order from the US, if so did you get hit for import duty?
  8. Ha Ha, you had me fooled, I was thinking you had a Hubble or something
  9. As well as image integration there is pixel math, i.e it can be as simple as ticking create new image and typing image1 + image2 providing they match etc, there are several scripts plus blender which blends 2 images (even shows the pixel math for each blending action at the bottom of the tool which is useful) I'm trying to find best way to blend narrowband and broadband reflection nebula hence I'm trying the different approaches I'm not really an expert on blending but I'm testing what works and doesn't - trial and error may not be the quickest way but its a good way to learn
  10. I had planned to insulate my C11 to keep the heat in, anecdotal evidence does seem to indicate that works. Plus last time I did this I was using a high power eyepiece on a CG5 mount wearing several layers of clothing which didn't help. I've upgraded my mount since then plus I'm mullti-camera and fully computer equipped which may help (I have the full hotech laser collimator so I can get it ballpark before )
  11. Unfortunately mine does if left unheated, I'm pretty close to the sea so prone to humidity, ah well I was hoping you had a magic solution I find you need the arms of an octopus to look through the eyepiece and turn the knobs
  12. I find it fiddly, how do you easily get your arm into the big C11 dewshield while adjusting Bob's Knobs, the dewshield always gets in the way. If you take the dewshield off then wont the corrector dew up. Am I missing some obvious trick here?
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