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shirva

Skywatcher ed finder guider scope

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shirva    263

Anyone pulled the trigger and bought one of the new finder scopes,, deffo like the look of it,, finder scope ,,lol,, more like a nice video astronomy scope..

 

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hadyn42    85

Hello Davy

 

Been looking at the scope too for VA too.

Are you heading to Galloway in March?

Best regards,

Hadyn - Isle of Man

 

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shirva    263

Hi hadyn, been talking to a few guys from astronomy Scotland at the end of last year,, been thinking about doing a star camp and would be great to join them, only managed a day trip to the Scottish air museum at East fortune astronomy day,, but my kit was playing up,, I took my new zwo178mc and sky watcher az gti,, just not had enough shake down testing.. Doing a new PC stick set up for astronomy,, crossing av and ap,, few things to sort out for pipeb band I'm in.. Then can finish scope mod and get testing done in quick time.

The sw finder looks ideal for va/eaa, I think it would go great with my proposed scope set up,, I already have the orion finder guider scope and think it has great views,, so the ed skywatcher really appeals to me,, I have a twin finder bracket and the thought of having the orion one as a guide scope and sw as an imaging one ticks the boxes,, definitely buying one.

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hadyn42    85
14 hours ago, shirva said:

Hi hadyn, been talking to a few guys from astronomy Scotland at the end of last year,, been thinking about doing a star camp and would be great to join them, only managed a day trip to the Scottish air museum at East fortune astronomy day,, but my kit was playing up,, I took my new zwo178mc and sky watcher az gti,, just not had enough shake down testing.. Doing a new PC stick set up for astronomy,, crossing av and ap,, few things to sort out for pipeb band I'm in.. Then can finish scope mod and get testing done in quick time.

The sw finder looks ideal for va/eaa, I think it would go great with my proposed scope set up,, I already have the orion finder guider scope and think it has great views,, so the ed skywatcher really appeals to me,, I have a twin finder bracket and the thought of having the orion one as a guide scope and sw as an imaging one ticks the boxes,, definitely buying one.

Hello Davey

Thanks for the info. Just like to say that I have been to the Galloway Stargazing event three times now and find that the folk there are great fun, but must warn you if you go that there's normally about 10 to 12 different vintages of Whisky to sample  and there is lots of debates over astronomy and the whisky too. There is a good sized club room there with a telly and enough room for a good party, ha, ha.

I bought a secondhand ZWO 224mc camera last year and not even used it as yet and for Christmas I bought a SW AZ Gti mount and it has only been in action once this year as yet! Please try and get along to Drumroamin campsite, my wife and I arrive there on Monday 19th March and leave on the following Monday.

Best regards,

Hadyn - IOM

 

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shirva    263

I'll ask my uncle if he is interested in taking a trip,, we went down and had a look one day,,and went up to the dark skies observatory,, cracking campsite,, yeah heard the vicious rumours going around about the whisky tasting.. I would be fine ,,gave up drinking 12yrs ago ,, hangover was taking longer do settle down 😂

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