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By Greg Shaw
So after being in the astrophotographers game for 6 months after some recent purchases and upgrades I have found that I now have some items that I no longer need.
Due to upgrading my whole focuser unit I now have a Baader 2" click lock clamp M54 available. Its been brilliant on my 150PDS and I was able to achieve perfect focus when paired with the Explore Scientific HR CC.
I will accept PayPal if the fees are covered or if you send the money as a gift.
Its in perfect condition and has been used about 10 times. Looking for £45 which will include postage.
Due to upgrading to the Pegasus Pocket Power Advance I now no longer need the USB hub that I got for my setup. So I have a StarTech 7 Port USB 3.0 Hub (ST7300U3M). This little thing is really well made a solid, I don't have the box for it but will make sure its well packaged. Looking for £40 in which will include postage.
I have fixed some strong velcro to the back of its plate so that I could attach it to my mount leg using some velcro straps. I have some spare straps and would be happy to add some if you need them.
My EQ-5 (actually an Orion Sirius EQ-G) mount functions normally when the telescope saddle is on the west side. When I unlock the RA axis and swing the saddle over the top to the east side, it moves normally until the saddle is about halfway to the horizon. Then it hangs up, and I would have to force it to go further. Same outcome when the RA axis lock is closed and I try the slewing with motors. It hangs up in the same spot. Has anyone encountered this problem, or care to speculate on the cause? I am aware of Astro-Baby's strip-down guide:
I'm hoping someone recognizes my symptoms, and that my mount is in need of an adjustment rather than a strip-down/rebuild/hyper tune.
Following the sale of my beloved SCT I have a few accessories for sale....
SOLD - Celestron f/6.3 reducer (https://www.firstlightoptics.com/reducersflatteners/celestron-f63-focal-reducer.html) - Good condition no marks asfaik.
£40 - Altair Astro 2" Dielectric Diagonal (http://www.tringastro.co.uk/altair-2-meade-celestron-sct-dielectric-diagonal-99-reflective-coating-4170-p.asp) - probably just a bit dusty but the mirror is certainly fine.
SOLD - Baader Click-Lock for Celestron & Meade SCT (https://www.firstlightoptics.com/adapters/baader-click-lock-2-for-celestron-meade-sct.html)
SOLD - Moonlite SCT - 2" adapter (https://www.firstlightoptics.com/adapters/moonlite-smooth-bore-2-inch-to-sct-adaptor.html)
All prices inclusive of delivery by Royal Mail.