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 Post subject: Hello from John in Harwood
PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 7:00 pm 
Hi All,

Im John, 43 and living in Harwood.

A couple of years ago, i bought my son a little telescope in the hope he would get into it so id have an excuse to buy him a better one later..... but he didn't, so i still did :)

Not a bad scope for a novice a few have said, the powerseeker 114eq 900cm 114mm newt with a wobbly mount and a dodgy viewfinder.

Ive only had a few opportunities to use it, been pretty impressed with Jupiter and its moons.

Looking forward to meeting up and embarking on what i feel is going to be a big learning curve.


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 Post subject: Re: Hello from John in Harwood
PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 9:28 pm 
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Hi John

I think there are many members who have done that, Look forward to seeing you at the meetings

Regards

Bill


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 Post subject: Re: Hello from John in Harwood
PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 1:30 am 
Thanks Bill


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 Post subject: Re: Hello from John in Harwood
PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 10:06 am 
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JHalliday wrote:
the powerseeker 114eq 900cm 114mm newt with a wobbly mount and a dodgy viewfinder.

Welcome aboard John. If you can manage a little woodwork, here's how you could significantly improve the performance of your 'scope, by making a much more sturdy "Dobsonian"-type mount for it:
http://www.boltonastro.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=433

And there's always a selection of low-cost finder-scopes and red-dot finders on the Astroboot:
http://www.astroboot.co.uk/AstroBoot/telescope-and-astronomy-stuff.html?needle=finder


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 Post subject: Re: Hello from John in Harwood
PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2015 1:40 pm 
Thanks for the woodwork tips, but I'd make a right mess of it :)

I figured, I would like to stick with the EQ mount to aid photography, although having no experience of dob mounts, I would know if Im right anyway.

Love the idea of a wood mount being a lot more solid, but I'd rather pay someone to make one for me ;)


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