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New Scope arrived today


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My scope, Skywatcher explorer 130p arrived today. I think I set it up correctly. Clear sky all day and guess what? Now a clouded sky. Sods law.

This may be a silly question but how do you transport it? Is there special carriers etc to protect it?

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Just ordered the same scope and im clinging to the hope that clear skies will be coming soon. As someone who works nights i know that even when its cloudy in the evenings its generally clear come early hours so i can see lots of late nights waiting for the clouds to dissapear

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Got mine a couple of weeks ago and very pleased. Had some great views of the Moon and Jupiter + moons. I discovered that I really needed some better eyepieces though so I bought the Revelation kit from FLO and they are brilliant. Also got a spc900 webcam and adaptor so hoping for more clear skies! Got an RA drive on order!

I transported it to the NLO last Friday. Just seperated the mount and tripod and stuck it on the back seat of the car in some blankets. It was fine!

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Most people separate the scope from the mount and put it on the back seat with the seat belt pulled across it. I would further separate any counter weights from the mount as well. I'm sure some people might have a bag they put their scope in but to be honest as long as you don't drop it you'll be fine.

James

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