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@Gina wow! Those are cheap - I use rather bigger versions of these at work. I hope that these ones from Amazon come with the small plastic insert that prevents you losing all the bearings should you slide them completely off the rails!

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Perhaps drill close to the end and put a screw in as an end-stop just in case :)

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@JamesF We install switches at the end of the travel to prevent our operators overrunning the rails - could be an expensive incident otherwise 🤔

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The rails come with just a cable tie in the end holes so not really.  I shall put a protruding screw in each end to prevent the block sliding off when I build the printer.

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Yes, they are suspiciously cheap but if they last a couple of years they won't cost much to replace.

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Post person been and delivered my curiosity item for this month.
Having read about torches and headlights on recent posts, one person mentioned these as super dim.

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The quality is much better than the Celestron / Skywatcher offerings and all sealed with o rings etc.
Very nice indeed.
But in defence of the others at about £10, the cost has a big part in this as its £25.
Bought via 365Astronomy as my favoured supplier FLO does not list these.

I will do a short comparison with the Celestron offering and post it up soon.



 

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18 minutes ago, Gina said:

Yes, they are suspiciously cheap but if they last a couple of years they won't cost much to replace.

I discovered the easy way to install these is to put M3x8mm bolts through 4 of the holes with proper t-nuts attached (not square nuts). You can then just align the nuts and push it onto the V-slot. Turning the M3 bolts will then turn and tighten up the nuts.

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A 14MP microscope camera with 0.5x reducer for microscope use and a 1.25” nosepiece for astro use. Should be OK for lunar imaging. Uses a micro SD  card for image capture and has a remote. Resolution is much higher for images captured to the card than with the hdmi output.

 

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7 hours ago, Gina said:

Yes, they are suspiciously cheap but if they last a couple of years they won't cost much to replace.

I've just ordered another 2 for the D-Bot x-axis 😮

 

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I've ordered the other 5 for my Mini printer - 2 each for X, Y and Z.  I'm having "fun" designing it all in CAD software - big job!  Blog.

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An EQ6R Pro, ordered from IAS, I requested for the delivery date to be today....and was very pleased when it turned up as promised.

It's a bit of a beast when its next to my HEQ5, thought that was big 😂😂

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Circuit boards for the home build dew controller (Rob Brown's). Excellent service from JLCPCB, less than excellent service from DHL. Still, they found their way to my work after a few days of suspense... Really looking forward to getting on and soldering it all up :)

 

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Ready for a Star Adventurer

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This is my first "decent" camera tripod. Manfrotto are currently offering £50 cashback if bought from an authorized dealer.

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13 hours ago, david_taurus83 said:

his is my first "decent" camera tripod. Manfrotto are currently offering £50 cashback if bought from an authorized dealer.

Thanks for the heads up on this Manfrotto offer. I just went to the Wex website and they have a Black Friday deal with 25% on the 055. It also seems to say you get get the £50 cashback on top! This seems amazing if true!

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6 hours ago, JeremyS said:

Thanks for the heads up on this Manfrotto offer. I just went to the Wex website and they have a Black Friday deal with 25% on the 055. It also seems to say you get get the £50 cashback on top! This seems amazing if true!

I just placed an order with Wex after seeing this! 25% off a MT055XPRO3 (tripod only) which is usually £150 for the sweet price of £62 after the £50 cashback?! Thankyou!!!

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Glad you guys are getting a great deal! I placed my order before the 25% offer was applied so only 50 quid cash back for me!

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On 05/11/2019 at 19:18, david_taurus83 said:

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David, did you get your 6d modified or purchased ready modified?

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1.25” crayford focuser for my Bresser 127mak from Telescope Express and a lovely bit of kit it is. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

Details to be posted in my thread on the Bresser Messier 127 Mak.

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1 hour ago, Astroscot2 said:

David, did you get your 6d modified or purchased ready modified?

I bought it from Juan already modified. So far I am very impressed. Stars are nice and tight and it is far less noisy than a 600D which I used to have. He also offers a modification service where you just send him your own camera and he removes the filter.

https://m.cheapastrophotography.com/

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On 29/11/2019 at 11:20, JeremyS said:

Thanks for the heads up on this Manfrotto offer. I just went to the Wex website and they have a Black Friday deal with 25% on the 055. It also seems to say you get get the £50 cashback on top! This seems amazing if true!

That is brilliant. Thanks for noting this, exactly what I am after!

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11 minutes ago, JeremyS said:

Carry/storage bag for Berlebach Planet tripod.

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Coincidentally this arrived yesterday, rather excitingly a Berlebach Planet to use with a future AZ100. I'll try the test unit out on it next chance I get, should be a useful stability improvement even over the Uni 28.

Can't be opened until my birthday tomorrow! 😁😁

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1 minute ago, Stu said:

Coincidentally this arrived yesterday, rather excitingly a Berlebach Planet to use with a future AZ100. I'll try the test unit out on it next chance I get, should be a useful stability improvement even over the Uni 28.

Can't be opened until my birthday tomorrow! 😁😁

Happy Birthday for tomorrow Stu 🎂

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25 minutes ago, Alan White said:

Happy Birthday for tomorrow Stu 🎂

Thank you Alan.

It's a big one!! 😱😱

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