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by Ender Of Days
Mon Nov 17, 2008 6:25 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: DIY Pier?
Replies: 19
Views: 9380

Interestingly I'm just in the midst of making a pier But I'm not having it as a permanent one (not just yet anyway) I'm using a 110mm (about 4 1/2") soil pipe i got from Wickes, Currently the "in progress" idea is to fix my EQ4 to a wooden "bung" that fits into the top of sa...
by Ender Of Days
Tue Nov 11, 2008 8:12 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: eq mounts .. mains or battery ?
Replies: 23
Views: 5835

Thanks Brian,
I did see it :)

"3V,6V and 9V outputs for accessories"
Looks like a good buy,

JJ.. :)
by Ender Of Days
Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:38 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: I'm hooked and want to get started
Replies: 3
Views: 1931

"What just happened to me?? " It happens to us all,next thing large amounts of money disapear from your account and the house fills up with "esential bits and pieces" :lol: :lol: Binocs are good to start with,low mag and wide field will allow you to find things pretty easy, Good ...
by Ender Of Days
Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:25 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: eq mounts .. mains or battery ?
Replies: 23
Views: 5835

Everything works ok :D I used an l.e.d/resistor down at the mates to see which way round it'd have to be,it actualy tells you in the maplins catalogue as well :oops: The motors run totaly silent,and its no wonder you could mistake them for not working :wink: They slew on 60x as well .. silently :lol...
by Ender Of Days
Sun Nov 09, 2008 5:20 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: eq mounts .. mains or battery ?
Replies: 23
Views: 5835

Thanks, The seller (il name him as ALAN :) ) says .. "I don't think it causes any harm if you get it wrong as long as you put it right fairly quickly. On the d/a controller the lights flash a few times on powering up then go steady so you will soon know if you have it right." Il be checkin...
by Ender Of Days
Sun Nov 09, 2008 12:11 am
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: eq mounts .. mains or battery ?
Replies: 23
Views: 5835

HI, The mount arrived this morning :P Its better than I thought it'd be,and it actually turns smoothly on both axis unlike most other eq4's Ive been reading about :wink: , I'm getting the power tank,but to use in the mean time (in the porch),can anyone figure this out for me ? From my old variable m...
by Ender Of Days
Tue Nov 04, 2008 5:29 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Skywatcher Explorer 150 (EQ3-2)
Replies: 8
Views: 4413

HI "The plan is: 1/ Buy telescope 2/ Buy motors for tracking 3/ Buy camera." That made me smile :lol: I bought a camera 1'st,then Ive just ordered a mount and the drives (should be here Thursday) Then Il get the pillar mount, Then "if" I get permission from the other half will I ...
by Ender Of Days
Mon Nov 03, 2008 7:33 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Messier objects
Replies: 17
Views: 5907

I was trying for M33 the other night,but my back ached too much as i was using my my big binocs :oops: Next day as I moved some stuff I came across an old pic I took about 10 years ago of .. M33 :lol: Next clear night Il be having another go with the smaller binocs, The clusters in Auriga are among ...
by Ender Of Days
Thu Oct 30, 2008 8:11 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: eq mounts .. mains or battery ?
Replies: 23
Views: 5835

I had a chat with the shop on the phone this morning,
He says the motors will run on 6v but they are rated for 9v

Things are a bit more clearer,thanks,
I should be ordering it tomorow,and I'l keep you all updated :D

Thanks again,

JJ..
by Ender Of Days
Wed Oct 29, 2008 10:07 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: eq mounts .. mains or battery ?
Replies: 23
Views: 5835

Thanks, I found an old variable 3 - 12 v plug type unit,Ive used it in the past to power several electrical goods (digicams etc), According to a mate it should be ok set at the correct power and polarity, Il triple check everything before anything gets plugged in, But as it comes with a pack (don't ...
by Ender Of Days
Tue Oct 28, 2008 11:16 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: eq mounts .. mains or battery ?
Replies: 23
Views: 5835

Ok battery it is :wink:

Or rather "tank" as they are,
I take it as long as they are 12v and 17ah that should be ok ?

Ive seen a couple that look like they'l fit the bill when the time comes,

Thanks,

JJ..
by Ender Of Days
Tue Oct 28, 2008 9:24 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: eq mounts .. mains or battery ?
Replies: 23
Views: 5835

Thanks I'm primarily going to use it in the back garden,so I figured mains would've be the standard way to go :?: However Ive got a dark site that I occasionally use (the local shooting range) no power there,so the pack is a must for that, So are battery packs the recommended power source for scopes...
by Ender Of Days
Mon Oct 27, 2008 7:26 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: eq mounts .. mains or battery ?
Replies: 23
Views: 5835

eq mounts .. mains or battery ?

Hi, Im about to buy an eq mount (hopefully) Im getting it with dual axis motors,but it only comes with a battery pack, Id prefare to use it via mains power, so the question is .. .. What do I need to know about powering the eq motors via mains power ? Im not too good with electrics :oops: :roll: so ...
by Ender Of Days
Thu Oct 23, 2008 11:17 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: M33 Triangulum Galaxy over 2 nights
Replies: 4
Views: 1154

Realy realy amazing image,the detail in the outer regions is stunning,

Well done that man :P

JJ.. :)
by Ender Of Days
Mon Oct 20, 2008 9:44 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: RA motor drive + speed control handset?
Replies: 3
Views: 1964

Ive been getting my old Beacon Hill camera mount up and running, Its only got one of those preset "small screw type" adjusters thats in the main box (so it can't be altered while the motor is running) i let the guide star enter the finder for 5 seconds then switch on and see how long it ta...