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  1. Losmandy G11 head, cables, power box, panel, hand controller, and counter shaft. Good condition, but is just gathering dust in the observatory, as I have another G11 in operation. The reason for the sale, is I want to get a bigger mount, so my other G11, would be for a mobile/second mount. Ive not a clue how to price this, ive done some research, but its very hard to find a second hand price. Mount works very well, used it the other day for some solar observing, and tracked good. Ive used it for imaging, using the shoestring astro GPUSB hub for autoguiding via the hand controller and splitter. It doesn't come with tripod, I brought it straight for the pier in my observatory. Obviously collection only as its heavy, and best to see it working. Asking around the £500 mark, ONO. Any questions ask away...….
  2. When using my telescope, a Celestron power seeker 127 Eq, one of my slow motion handles keeps getting stuck and won't move the telescope, does anyone know what the issue could be?
  3. This very useful upgrade kit will give you full Goto when added to an EQ5 or Vixen GP type mount. This is an extract from the instructions: The GoToNova® dual axis GOTO upgrading kit is available for the EQ5-like mounts (144 teeth). The kit is compatible with the following mounts: EQ5, Vixen Great Polaris (GP), Orion SkyView Pro, Celestron CG-5, Meade LDX55/LDX75 and Astro-5. The kit may also be used on the older Vixen Super Polaris (SP) with some more modification to the housing. I am selling it because I now have an AZEQ5 so do not need it any more. It is in good condition, fully functional and works very well. It is easy to fit to a Vixen GP mount (I have done this), and should be similar on an EQ5. The others I have no experience of. The hand controller has a nice clear display showing good detail of what is going on and making it easy to use. It will connect to SkyFi type systems to allow control from a smartphone/iPad via SkySafari for instance. Full instructions here: https://www.altairastro.com/public/ioptron/GoToNovaKitV20.pdf Looking for £200 Plus postage via PayPal fees paid or bank transfer. Photos at the weekend! Cheers, Stu NB Now also on ABS. Will resort to eBay at some point too!
  4. Hi all - I'm just about to build a new controller for my old Orion scope on a GEM1 mount - I know getting hold of a controller is near enough impossible now, so I'm going to make one with a microcontroller and an analogue joystick (for variable slewing rate). I'll post the results as I build it, and will make the details available for free - was just wondering how many of these mounts are still out there?
  5. Hie folks, Wanted a mount for astrophotographt, but buying one for my 8" dob is really expensive. Nearly 3000$. I recently came across a dob dual axis eq platform. What would be your suggestions on this. ???It is a motorised dual axis dob platform with hand controls and costs about 550$. Yes il b using an autoguider to keep the object i want centered. Any suggestions...?? Please feel free to share youe thoughts.
  6. Hello all, I was recently gifted an LH50THa solar telescope from a friend. It didn't come with a manual and I'm unsure if I'm missing pieces. I have experience with night time telescopes, as you can see I included a photo of my Orion 130St Reflector that came with an equatorial mount. I contacted Lunt (who were VERY helpful) who suggested purchasing a dovetail to use to mount my solar telescope to my nighttime telescope's mount. I felt bad pestering them with further questions, and I'm sure there are several ways to do what I'm asking, so that's why I joined this discussion forum. My question is, once I purchase this dovetail accessory (if someone could suggest specifically WHICH dovetail I need, that would be super helpful) how do I attach it to my equatorial mount? Which pieces do I dissassemble and then how do I reassemble it for solar viewing? Links to a site where I can purchase this dovetail accessory would be greatly appreciated. Question 2: It comes with a 20mm eyepiece. Would a different eyepiece help me get better views of the sun? Since it was a gift I'd be more than happy to splurge on some extra goodies. Any and all suggestions are welcome. Thanks! Jim 20160726_161913.jpg.crdownload 20160726_161938.jpg.crdownload
  7. This was bought new back in 2014. It was used for a short time in our observatory before we decided to get a Mesu 200 in late 2015. Following that, it received little use – we would occasionally get it out for visual work. Further purchases have meant that the CGEM is now not being used at all, and it is time to shift it on. The CGEM is, in most respects, equivalent to an EQ6, although you should be aware that it cannot be used with EQMOD. It comes with the original tripod and a 17 lb counterweight (as shown in the photo). It comes with the 12V cigar plug power cable. • Payload Capacity: 40 lb (18.14 kg) – visual • Computer Hand Control: Double line, 16 character Liquid Crystal Display • 40,000 object database with over 100 user-definable objects and expanded information on over 200 objects I kept the original foam for storing the mount, but the original box has gone. The total weight of the package is not far short of 80 lbs. I don’t know how much it would cost to ship (or quite how I would ship it), so I think collection would be required. I don’t mind driving a reasonable distance to deliver or exchange (maybe we could meet half way). Note that I am also separately selling a Sky Q Link which works with this mount and enables you to control it using an IOS or Android device. £580 The mount is also for sale on UK ABS
  8. Hi guys, I have a chance to buy Lidl style Bresser refractor on this particular EQ mount. Does anybody here know exactly what mount it is? Do any of you any experience attaching a simple EQ2 motor drive to it? See below. It seems very sturdy compared to EQ2 so I'm tempted. I know there are probably not the same mounting holes on the Bresser EQ as there are on EQ2, but my hope is that the R/A gear and worm might be of similar size (and ratio) to EQ2, so that the speed of EQ2 motor drive rotation could accomodate it. If so, a little bit of DIYing might be enough. Any thoughts? Thank you very much.
  9. Aenima

    ngc7000red ha -

    From the album: CCD venture

    A h-alpha shot of the Wall section of NGC7000 aka north america nebula. ED80 - ATK16HR - Ha clip filter - EQ6 - finderguider 9x50mm PhD2 - photoshop - DSS.

    © 2016JayBird

  10. Now when I have started to use my observatory I face a new problem, meridian flip. Earlier at my balcony I didn't have any problem because I only had a free view to East. Can that problem be solved and still have a German equtorial mount? After have googled on it I found some people who have solved it, not exactly how I want it but close. I have collected my information on my homepage and a first simple drawing how I think will be a good solution for me who live at latitude 59 degrees: http://astrofriend.eu/astronomy/projects/project-eq-mount-with-no-meridian-flip/project-eq-mount-with-no-meridian-flip.html I'm a bit angry at myself that I didn't think about this before I built the pier and observatory, it had been much easier if I had been built it alreday from the beginning. Tell me if you have done any attempt to solve this, maybe better ideas then my own. /Lars
  11. Hello. I am in the middle of deciding what telescope should be my next. Previously i had a 2 inch (I believe) Bresser refractor telescope. I am super in to astronomy, and now I want something big and awesome. I've been looking at the skywatcher explorer 250pds (for which i would seperately buy an equatorial mount, would the eq5 do?) and the skywatcher skyliner 250(which is mounted on a dob) I'm torn between a dobsonian and an equatorial. My biggest concern about a dobsonian would be that I wouldn't be able to stand up, and would have to bring some kind of table to wherever I'm observing from. If any of you would be kind enough to help clear this up for me, I would be very thankful. Best regards
  12. Hi! I have recently been given a mount and need to buy a controller and polar finder for it. However it is pretty old and I can't find any brand or model number on it. Any help identifying it would be appreciated! Thanks!
  13. Hi all, I've made a video on how to setup an equatorial mount. Hope this is useful, tips are welcome! https://youtu.be/clNITffWijg
  14. Hi there, This is one of my first posts and I'm in need of some advice please For the last 12 years I've been using a older Vixen 80m Refractor with a Super Polaris Equatorial mount both from the 1980'site. I've just been setting that up in the garden and spying on the Moon and Saturn and such. Recently I just bought myself a second hand but brand basically new OTA Sky-Watcher 200 P reflector with all varieties of eye pieces, Barlow lenses and accessories for a relative low price of £165. I was hoping that the scope would fit directly on top of my super polaris on the Dovetail bar. But the screws are only a few mm off and so I can't use the mount currently. I would like to get a new mount but not looking to spend toooo much money (up to £150) the only problem is I'm not sure which brand would be compatible and which type would be suitable to support the weight of a 200 P. Thanks for any advice, please be gentle!
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