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  1. Hi all, So, i've just begun my journey into Astronomy and subsequently have fallen into the rabbit hole of Astrophotography, as stated in the title i currently own a SkyWatcher Skyliner 200P FlexTube SynScan Dobsonian Telescope however as you may all know the dobsonian mount isn't really feasible for long exposure photographs and have started researching EQ Mounts and will most likely go with the Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro GOTO Mount & Tripod however i have seen comments about not being able to convert the FlexTube models of telescopes and was wondering if anyone here has had any success converting a SW flextube telescope to work on a EQ mount using tube rings? Thanks!
  2. So i just got my first telescope as a gift for my birthday which is celestron powerseeker 114EQ, and what i want to ask is do i have to do the polar alignment before i use it and what is the purpose of polar alignment?
  3. I recently came across this website on constructing equatorial platforms for my 10" dobsonian telescope. http://www.reinervogel.net/index_e.html?/Plattform/Plattform_e.html I realise that there is a UK company that has restarted limited production but I wondered if anyone has experience of: (a) using a similar platform. (b) making one. I am intrigued by the concept and challenge of self build and would appreciate any tips. John
  4. I have a 2012 model HEQ5-PRO and it has the older reticule in the polar scope. Could anyone direct me if I can urchase a new polar scope reticule or a new polar scope with the latest reticule?
  5. Greetings everyone, I am a student with a recent strong interest in astrophotography. I currently use a Nikon D3300 and I plan to get for my graduation a small refractor and a tracker mount, most likely a star adventurer. My question is, which is the best/most stuitable apochromatic refractor to use with the SA? The budget would be around 1000€ for all the setup. Thank you in advance and clear skies!!
  6. Hello fellow stargazers. I am new here and as I said in my introduction post I am also new to astronomy and more recently astrophotography. I have 2 telescopes, a Celestron Astromaster 70AZ and a Celestron Nexstar 6SE. I use a Nikon D3200 with a T-Ring and T-Adapter attached to the Astromaster. I have taken a few pictures with this setup, but I need more practice to master the settings and all that. I also take pictures with my phone, a Galaxy Note 5, through the eyepiece. The AstroMaster got me started and just recently upgraded to the Nexstar. I have been reading about the limitations of these 2 telescopes for astrophotography. I know they are not good for long exposure photography and that a telescope with an EQ Mount would be better. I am aware of the Celestron Wedge available for my 6SE, but that is out of my budget as of now. I found some used telescopes with EQ mounts on Craigslist and I was thinking maybe I can get one for long exposure photos. I was considering getting a Celestron Powerseeker 70EQ I found for $60 and use it for long exposure photography only, either by attaching the Nikon with the T-Ring or by Piggybacking. Is this a good idea? Will the Powerseeker 70EQ be helpful for this kind of photography? Will I be able to photograph anything interesting, any deep space stuff or any planet? Any input will be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Joe
  7. Hello, first time poster. I'm a total newbie, so please forgive my ignorance. I have a Celestron AstroMaster 114 EQ with an equatorial mount. My problem is this: when I'm trying to observe something and manually move the tube, it won't stay in place. It actually "swings" back to the original position. I'm not talking about up and down which eliminates an issue with the counterweights; it's a left to right issue. I'll move it to the left but as soon as I let go, it abruptly swings back to the right. Again, I'm new at this so thanks for any helpful replies.
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