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Setting up an equatorial mount celestron avx: movie

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Nice.

Btw, punaise = pushpin or thumbtack ?

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On 25/08/2018 at 08:50, wimvb said:

Nice.

Btw, punaise = pushpin or thumbtack ?

Ha, thanks! Apologies for using french a word :-). 

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