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  1. Hi all, My new EQ6R Pro arrived the day before yesterday, lovely piece of kit and so quiet too! I already upgraded the saddle to the ADM. Not too enammered with the sprung loaded altitude bolt, so if anyone knows where I get get an upgraded one please let me know? Here's a few pics with the SW102 refractor on it, can't wait to get the Mak 180 on it but as usual the weather took a downturn, lol......
  2. Finally got it sorted on the Ascom front, the new EQ6R Pro is due in the next few days too!
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    New Mount

    Hi, Got a new mount coming next week, I am waiting for a EQ6 Pro from RVO for the Mak 180. Just installed Ascom, that was a nightmare, also EQMod to control the mount eventually.
  4. Hi, I do also have thatBaader 2" diagonal too Andy
  5. Thanks, yes does seem odd as the tube baffle inside is still only 1.25", luckily I have a set of Pentax-XL's which work nicely. Downside is I bought a Baader 2" diagonal for it but will now have to use that with the 1.25" adaptor in it. Andy
  6. Big beast, arrived 2 days ago after a 4 month wait, ordered mid January.
  7. Hi, Got my SW Skymax Pro 180 Mak a couple of days ago, been waiting for it since mid January. Been watching loads of stuff on it beforehand and decided to get the SW 2" dual Crayford focuser as per Dions video, didn't need the adaptor as it all comes with a 2" SCT thread on the visual back these days. It might be a 2" SCT thread, and they do supply a 2" diagonal, but the actual aperture is still 1.25"! Now I know it is a planetary/lunar scope and that's what I bought it for, but why put a 2" visual back on it if you only need a narrow field to do lunar/planetary and more to the point why increase it from 1.25" to 2" ? Second issue, when using an Explore Scientific 2" 24mm, 32mm & 40mm to see what happened I was getting an orange ring around the entire edge of the fov? The only 2" that didn't was the 18mm . so why make it 2" if it does this? Also tried the same eps with the original SW 2" visual back and they did the same? Can someone give me a heads up on why or is it simply that these 2" eps are simply too big for the smaller 1.25" visual back aperture and if so why supply a 2" diagonal? Andy
  8. Hi, Ihave a Celestron 127 Mak and a delivery any day now of a SW 180 Mak, brilliant scopes for lunar/planetary. Have a look at Martin Pyott on you tube. A few guys on FB producing excellent images with Maks too. Quality scopes for this application. Andy
  9. Great start, lol. putting in two lines with no space between them, but getting this error message saying I have exceeded three lines? I hate computers, lol. Andy
  10. Could someone tell me how to add my scopes so they come up at the end of each post like others have done please? Andy
  11. Thanks everyone, Hi Carole, Yes, looking forward to it very much. Awaiting imminent delivery of s SW Mak 180, can't wait! Thanks, Andy
  12. Hello everyone, just got an invite from Carole, thanks Carole. Andy
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