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Hi all


 


I've just revived my stargazing after getting a scope again. I have a Sky Watcher 150p and have been lucky enough to get a few clear nights to start again.


 


 


 


 


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Hi Leigh and welcome to EMS. I just make sure my scope is wedged in with other stuff, eyepiece case, thick jacket etc to stop it rolling around and don't drive like Lewis Hamilton! Or with smaller scopes you could maybe make a foam lined box...


Angus


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Hi there. I'm in west bridgford too (well the less classy compton acres end!).

Yes, i think transporting the scope is about minimising vibration (so have it on the padded back seat or in a padded case if it will fit) and minimising knocks and bangs (so being secure and wedged in place). And keeping the air temp down in the car so its not glowing hot when you arrive at you observing site.

James

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As my OTA is about 5 foot in length (give or take a bit) I place mine on 2 old pillows across the back seat of my Astra (it just fits) and strap it in with the centre seatbelt. Never had any issues there.

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Hi Leigh, a warm welcome to EMS.


 


Same here regarding scope transport, on the back seat and strapped in. Never had any problems, even over long distances.


 


We are having a quarterly meet at Wymeswold Dark Site this coming Friday, you would be very welcome to pop along and say hello. See the announcements section.


 


Meantime, enjoy the form. :)


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