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David Hardie

New Skywatcher Scope!

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Exciting times folks! Been saving up for ever it seems but thanks to Martin, and indeed all At FLO I have taken delivery of my Esprit Pro 150, and the mount - a Skywatcher AZ EQ6 GT in EQ and Alt Az.

A huge amount of large boxes on the doorstep to be sure.

It certainly is a big box that the scope came in. With a handle and 2 wheels! Because I don't have a permanent set up area it's definitely will be a well planned event to get out and set up for an evening viewing session.

Together with some rather nifty looking TeleVue EP's I reckon I should have some fun. Pictures to follow as soon as I have time to set it all up. And some form of amateur review!

Cheers to FLO for the good service!

More to add soon. David in Cumbria

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Fabulous setup David, you will have fun with that! Purely visual? I'm guessing you will run in AltAz mode in that case? I had a 150mm f9 doublet on an AZEQ6 and it worked very nicely.

Look forward to seeing pictures soon.

I would definitely work on some form of semi permanent setup to make the most of it though. 150 Esprit isn't light!

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1 hour ago, Stu said:

Fabulous setup David, you will have fun with that! Purely visual? I'm guessing you will run in AltAz mode in that case? I had a 150mm f9 doublet on an AZEQ6 and it worked very nicely.

Look forward to seeing pictures soon.

I would definitely work on some form of semi permanent setup to make the most of it though. 150 Esprit isn't light!

Yes I think purely visual for now. I'm going to tackle the photo possibilities with the 100 once I get a flattener.

David

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4 hours ago, David Hardie said:

Pictures to follow

Go on then!

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OK here's a start. This is the AVX mount set up and balanced with the Esprit 100. The 150 is up next.......

David

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And now the 150

The clutch locks etc are not strong enough on the AVX so this scope will reside on the EQ6. I just couldn't be bothered to set it up for the picture as yet ?

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