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Had a bit of luck today


tom.yates
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Gaz got the head off a guy in stoke called Mike really nice guy, i offered him £80 but he said £60 would be ok as one of the motors where a bit dodgy, then got the complete set of motors off astrobuysell, and the tripod from Orion optics the last one he had

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Thanks James may take you up on that ,Gaz tube assem mate, Caz not really when i collected the mount i tripped and my hands went straight in to a load of dog sh.. but to my amazment when i stood up i found i had a fist full of gold rings

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Thanks James, intend setting both eq6 mounts up along with the 12" SCT ,5"APO In the observatory i intend building in the next month or so.

Care to share your planes for the observatory, Im thinking about doing the same .

Mark

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Well peeps ,just to keep you up to date the EQ6 Is up and running there was nothing wrong with the motors or gears they just needed re alighning once i had done that i set the 12" up on the mount and it tracked like a good un have also bought the wood for the observatory 10 x 8 as a shed ready made was about £500 so just bought the wood off my daughters boyfreinds dad he just happens to own a wood yard so got it at cost. Will keep you imformed re the building and let anybody whose thinking of building there own the + and - s.

Tom.

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Well peeps ,just to keep you up to date the EQ6 Is up and running there was nothing wrong with the motors or gears they just needed re alighning once i had done that i set the 12" up on the mount and it tracked like a good un have also bought the wood for the observatory 10 x 8 as a shed ready made was about £500 so just bought the wood off my daughters boyfreinds dad he just happens to own a wood yard so got it at cost. Will keep you imformed re the building and let anybody whose thinking of building there own the + and - s.

Tom.

Its good that you can Shed some light on the projects now mate

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