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Hi I'm Mark, I've been a member for ages, just lurking and I thought it about time I said hello, posted something. 

I'm predominantly an imager from the very light polluted suburbs of Wolverhampton.

my main scopes are:

Skywatcher 80ed 

Skywatcher 105 (for solar stuff)

and my main scope is an AD250 from 656 Imaging

running with a 383l+ camera mounted on an iOptron CEM120ec

 

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4 hours ago, Jkulin said:

Bloody hell Mark, glad you made it on here.

 

For anyone that doesn't know, Mark is responsible for making me skint for the last 5 years and he's still spending my money now!🤪😉

You need absolutely no help whatsoever in spending your money. But I'm always glad to help John

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Bloomin eck Mark,  nice to have you onboard mate and welcome, been wondering about you and how you have been getting on with the new scope  AD250 and CEM120ec...It seems ages since we were all at the last show. Hope you are keeping safe and well.👍

 

Bob.

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52 minutes ago, Bob-c said:

Bloomin eck Mark,  nice to have you onboard mate and welcome, been wondering about you and how you have been getting on with the new scope  AD250 and CEM120ec...It seems ages since we were all at the last show. Hope you are keeping safe and well.👍

 

Bob.

It is Bob, we will get together again, we just have to be patient which I am not brilliant at and getting cheesed off waiting, but it will happen Bob.🙄 we just need to stop the idiots breaking the rules.😬

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3 hours ago, Bob-c said:

Bloomin eck Mark,  nice to have you onboard mate and welcome, been wondering about you and how you have been getting on with the new scope  AD250 and CEM120ec...It seems ages since we were all at the last show. Hope you are keeping safe and well.👍

 

Bob.

 

Hi Bob, 

I've been a member of this forum for ages, just not had the time or headspace to post. I'm OK thanks. Hope you are keeping well yourself.

 

The CEM120 is running ok, I'd like it running a little better, but its giving me decent stars and has been reliable so far. My main battle is not having an observatory, I have to strip it down and set up again all the time and as these mounts seem sensitive on balance I sometimes don't get it 100%, when I do I get superb guiding.

 

The AD250 is running awesome at the moment. @peter shah (656 Imaging) had is back during last summer to service it for me, whilst he had it he updated the rear cell the holds the primary. The new version adds in extra collimation and strengthens the rear to make what was already a stable system, super rock solid. He then set it all up for me with my optical train and it's giving me superb stars wherever I point it in the sky. It just the skies and the operator letting it down. 

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1 hour ago, Jabberwocky said:

 

Hi Bob, 

I've been a member of this forum for ages, just not had the time or headspace to post. I'm OK thanks. Hope you are keeping well yourself.

 

The CEM120 is running ok, I'd like it running a little better, but its giving me decent stars and has been reliable so far. My main battle is not having an observatory, I have to strip it down and set up again all the time and as these mounts seem sensitive on balance I sometimes don't get it 100%, when I do I get superb guiding.

 

The AD250 is running awesome at the moment. @peter shah (656 Imaging) had is back during last summer to service it for me, whilst he had it he updated the rear cell the holds the primary. The new version adds in extra collimation and strengthens the rear to make what was already a stable system, super rock solid. He then set it all up for me with my optical train and it's giving me superb stars wherever I point it in the sky. It just the skies and the operator letting it down. 

Hi Mark, glad things are working well for you. We are well here, i hope things will start to get better soon for all of us, it has been a bad 12 months. Had my first jab two weeks ago so hopefully things will improve. Totally fed up with the weather we keep having for this hobby of ours though, can't do much at all ,finding it frustrating at the moment. Anyway , it would be nice to meet up for a coffee with you and John and maybe Peter if things allow later this year. Don't know if there will be any shows to go to, will keep a look out for your posts now.

 

Bob.

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4 hours ago, Jkulin said:

It is Bob, we will get together again, we just have to be patient which I am not brilliant at and getting cheesed off waiting, but it will happen Bob.🙄 we just need to stop the idiots breaking the rules.😬

Hi John, hope you and your wife are both well and keeping safe. I look forward to us meeting up again and having a chat, with a nice coffee it would be great .You have taken some lovely images since we last met ,keep them coming John. ...Things will get better i'm sure, just will take time i think. Had my first jab a fortnight ago .

 

Bob.

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46 minutes ago, Bob-c said:

Anyway , it would be nice to meet up for a coffee with you and John and maybe Peter if things allow later this year. Don't know if there will be any shows to go to, will keep a look out for your posts now.

Yes  Bob lets hope we can get to some sort of normality, we can then meet up and definitely have a coffee

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