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as the title suggests, I've noticed that the RA axis of my HEQ5 pro mount has some give. I don't notice it while the clutch is unlocked, but it's very obvious with a locked RA clutch. Any suggestions on what could be causing it/what adjustments need to be made?
If anyone is looking for a great telescope, I'm selling my NexStar 8SE. It's in great condition, Optics are immaculate and there is only some signs of use on the dovetail bar and the black rim that has faded a bit on one side. The reason that I'm selling is that I'm looking to upgrade.
I had some amazing views of planets and DSO through this scope.... it really is a performer in quite a compact package.
This scope was on a CGEM most of it life so the NexStar Alt-Az mount was hardly used.
I prefer to have this scope local pickup or I'm happy to deliver and even give a tutorial and demonstration of how to use it.. for that reason I'm targeting a buyer around Sydney Australia.
The price I'm asking is $1650AUD.
yesterday evening, I started observing the moon and sketching crater Copernicus even 15min before sunset. The contrast on the moon wasn't perfect yet, but on the other hand the contrast on the sketching paper was better - no need for LED. Copernicus with its prominent ray system is wonderfully appearing on the full moon but this time I just concentrated on the 96km crater itself:
Telescope: Celestron NexStar 127SLT
Eyepiece: ExploreScientific 6.7mm/82°
Date & TIme: June 12th, 2019 / 2130-2230 CEST
Location: home terrace, Dusseldorf region, Germany
Technique: Koh-i-Noor chalk and charcoal pens on black sketching paper
Size: appr. 30x30cm
Looking in my filed skeches, I figured out that I have visited Copernicus five years ago. Here's a comparison of the two sketches showing some changes in technique:
I realised yesterday that after almost 18 months of imaging I haven’t actually looked through a telescope
My 65mm is a bit awkwardly mounted to be useful so wanted something i could quickly put together and use whilst the imaging rig does its thang.
I found an LX10 ending soon on eBay, it was local, a few hours later it’s in the garden. Which leads me to my questions:
the previous owner said you can get a computer handset for it. I have looked into a bit more and it seems this would be the Magellan 1 unit with additional encoders. Rather than hens teeth. Are there any other 3rd party devices I can integrate with the scope to achieve push to or relay position info to Cartes/Stellarium?
would Baader Hyperion lenses suit this scope? I only have the cheapest lenses right now.