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All set for a first light.

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Bino-viewer

That looks very impressive Graham.

Are you pleased with the flocking paper ? It looks nice and dark in there...😀

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Bottletopburly

Well done Graham , can’t wait to see the results 👍

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8 minutes ago, Bino-viewer said:

That looks very impressive Graham.

Are you pleased with the flocking paper ? It looks nice and dark in there...😀

 

That flocking paper was the bees knees.

Great tip, thanks.

7 minutes ago, Bottletopburly said:

Well done Graham , can’t wait to see the results 👍

 

Thanks David.

I can hardly wait either.

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Ron Clarke

That's looking good Graham! looking forward to some great results (no pressure of course!!) 👍

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25 minutes ago, Ron Clarke said:

That's looking good Graham! looking forward to some great results (no pressure of course!!) 👍

 

Thanks Ron.

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Tweedledee

Looking forward to your first light report. 👍

 

Very ingenious getting the mirror in. It all sounds a bit precarious but you obviously knew what you were doing.

5 hours ago, Graham said:

With the aid of a bedside cabinet.

A car jack.

One strop.

About 20 off cuts of 4 X 2.

I set about inching the mirror and cell into its home.

When I first read "one strop" I thought you'd got frustrated with it. 😁

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2 hours ago, Ibbo said:

hope it goes well.

 

You may need an arm extension to reach the bottom bolts 🤣

 

Going to use the point grey and a laptop.

 

1 hour ago, Tweedledee said:

Looking forward to your first light report. 👍

 

Very ingenious getting the mirror in. It all sounds a bit precarious but you obviously knew what you were doing.

When I first read "one strop" I thought you'd got frustrated with it. 😁

 

Way too much at stake to get annoyed with it 

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Bottletopburly

Superb Graham so chuffed for you hell of a lot of effort in a short space of time , Well done 👍

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Tweedledee

Exciting stuff. Glad you managed to get a look through it despite the clouds. 👍

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Ron Clarke

Sounds good Graham, did you have much adjusting to do? How was your initial collimation?

 

Cheers

Ron

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Smithysteve

You have cracked on at a great pace!

First light through your scope must have been both exciting and also reassuring that after all the hard work, it works!

A big aperture like yours will deliver some wow moments! So I hope you try out your ep’s a bit more on this scope, you will be stunned! 👍 

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Graham

Further update.

I have just got the stepper motor drive to work.

This Astro EQ board I built works a treat.

This means I can now run any mount using EQMOD.

Happy days I am now off to work out what plates I need to fit the steppers to the scope.

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BAZ

Top effort Graham, I can't wait to hear how it performs when it's all squared up and with a clear night.

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philjay

Good one Graham. You realise that after this step by step build up we are expecting grest things from the both of you 😁

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Graham

Had a great hour on the moon tonight.

Set it up in Cass mode for the first time.

Managed a few pics as well. ( Posted up in the Luna imaging section. )

Not very good mind but hey ho it is a start.

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