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by Rrowe
Sat Nov 12, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: 2005 Skywatcher EQ6
Replies: 8
Views: 5160

2005 Skywatcher EQ6

Today i found an ad for a sywatcher eq6 synscan. its a 2005 hardly used. How old is to old? I think as it says synscan that its is computerized. would this age be able to hook up to a laptop? eqmod?

Thanks
Randy.
by Rrowe
Mon Jul 04, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: My Mount Dilemma
Replies: 2
Views: 2059

My Mount Dilemma

So i have found a used skywatcher AZ-EQ6 Mount for sale that is 6 months old for $2000 CAD. There will be some cost driving to pick it up. I really like this mount having the ability to switch form AltAz to EQ mode appeals to me for me to learn as all I have used is my 8" Dob. from what I have found...
by Rrowe
Sun Jul 03, 2016 5:34 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Orion Thin Off-Axis Guider For Astrophotography - TOAG
Replies: 3
Views: 4394

Re: Orion Thin Off-Axis Guider For Astrophotography - TOAG

Can you use the TOAG on the smaller refracter setup? instead of having a guidescope. if you only need to buy one autoguider it would make sense to go with the TOAG if you had the helical focuser.
by Rrowe
Sun Jun 26, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: Images
Topic: From IC1318 to NGC6888
Replies: 7
Views: 3106

Re: From IC1318 to NGC6888

http://earthsky.org/space/todays-image- ... true-color" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

click the link then there is a link there to download a really big photo :)
by Rrowe
Sat Jun 25, 2016 4:08 pm
Forum: Images
Topic: From IC1318 to NGC6888
Replies: 7
Views: 3106

Re: From IC1318 to NGC6888

Awesome
by Rrowe
Mon Jun 06, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Post your deals
Replies: 23
Views: 16894

Re: Post your deals

Thanks. I am from Fort St. John. My daugher is in Irish dance and once a year we go to calgary, and a couple of times to edmonton. we have close friends that live in both cities. I have been in contact with Ken from Allstar already. Just a matter of putting the funds together.
by Rrowe
Sun Jun 05, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Post your deals
Replies: 23
Views: 16894

Re: Post your deals

Thanks Jeff, Its gone already :)
by Rrowe
Mon May 30, 2016 7:25 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Post your deals
Replies: 23
Views: 16894

Re: Post your deals

Thanks that will make my wife a little happier :)
by Rrowe
Mon May 30, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Post your deals
Replies: 23
Views: 16894

Re: Post your deals

Thanks Doug. That price is US dollars right so 1600 converts to 2080 CAD. he got back to me today and said he would sell it for 1040 CAD. maybe i can get it for an even 1000. it does come with a case. Ill start talking to him. see if i can get some pictures texted to me or emailed. I was worried abo...
by Rrowe
Sun May 29, 2016 10:51 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Post your deals
Replies: 23
Views: 16894

Re: Post your deals

what do you guys think of this deal. The seller lives in Canada and I sent him a PM about pricing and shipping.

http://www.cloudynights.com/classifieds ... ement-ota/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Thanks
Randy
by Rrowe
Sun May 29, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: Help ME! Get Support!
Topic: Help me Select a camera!
Replies: 12
Views: 15795

Re: Help me Select a camera!

Thanks Doug. So if you were to start out again what combination of scope and focuser would you choose?
by Rrowe
Sun May 29, 2016 10:21 am
Forum: Help ME! Get Support!
Topic: Help me Select a camera!
Replies: 12
Views: 15795

Re: Help me Select a camera!

Start with a nice ED80 double
Can you give me some examples of some nice ED80 doubles?

Thanks
by Rrowe
Sat Apr 30, 2016 8:52 pm
Forum: Astro Blog
Topic: How often do you image??
Replies: 4
Views: 7398

How often do you image??

So I have been thinking about when i get gear how often will i use it. I like camping so i can see our family going out on more weekends to camp and then I can image. Living in northern Canada we can really only go camping comfortably from may to October. and during the summer months it doesn't get ...
by Rrowe
Sun Apr 24, 2016 7:45 pm
Forum: Images
Topic: M8 and M20 with my new SV70T
Replies: 13
Views: 7152

Re: M8 and M20 with my new SV70T

Hey Chris, just started watching: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFUKUYuopqU" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; and you were photo of the week. congrats.
by Rrowe
Sun Apr 24, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Post your deals
Replies: 23
Views: 16894

Re: Post your deals

didnt read it all until after i posted here. couple of specs on the optics dont make it to appealing when I can get it from B&H for 255
by Rrowe
Sun Apr 24, 2016 3:04 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Post your deals
Replies: 23
Views: 16894

Re: Post your deals

http://www.cloudynights.com/classifieds ... x-reducer/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

what do you think?
by Rrowe
Sat Apr 23, 2016 10:56 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Post your deals
Replies: 23
Views: 16894

Re: Post your deals

The only thing i have is an 8" newt on a dob mount. The Mount i want is a SW EQ6 or Orion EQG. Looking for ppl selling them on astromart and on CN classifieds. lots of ppl dont ship outside of CONUS but I have a good friend that lives in houston and would probably relay stuff to me. I am so worried ...
by Rrowe
Sat Apr 23, 2016 9:03 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Post your deals
Replies: 23
Views: 16894

Re: Post your deals

But what scope do you have in mind? Well i really like the idea of getting an ED80. i do like the idea of using it as a guidescope when/if i upgrade. i like the idea of a triplet but maybe just to learn a double should be good enough. https://www.all-startelescope.com/sales/product_info.php?products...
by Rrowe
Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:09 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Post your deals
Replies: 23
Views: 16894

Re: Post your deals

found a thread on CN about ED80 scopes and in it said to look at deals on amazon warehouse deals. I found this i know it comes wtih a mount but as the OTA is concerned is it a good deal? http://www.amazon.com/Vixen-Optics-39956-Refractor-Telescope/dp/B0027VSSUO/ref=sr_1_3?m=A2L77EE7U53NWQ&s=warehous...