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    Hi there Nick, Welcome to the forums!
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    Welcome to AF Nick
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    Default Re: Hello Everyone

    Thanks Gabby

    I do have a 9mm and a 4mm. The 4mm relief seems too small for anything useful to me. The 9 has worked ok. I’ve been using the 10mm with the 3x Barlow once in a while. I do have a 15mm with Barlow that seems to work ok. I tried to stabilize the EQ but I haven’t had a chance to try it yet. It’s been over 100 degrees here the last few days.

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    You are really overpowering the telescope using that 3x barlow.
    The eye only has so much resolution and the normal highest power is an eyepiece with a focal length the same as the telescopes focal ratio which for your telescope is 8mm.
    One really exceptional nights of steady skies you might be able to use up to a 4mm but very rarely.
    You end up enlarging the image scale but blur out all of the detail you are trying to see.
    I would really suggest you set the barlow aside as a start.

    The tripod can be stiffened up for a low cost, you can read this article I wrote a while ago.
    Bolt sizes will be different for your mount but that is minor.
    http://www.astronomyforum.net/blogs/...um-tripod.html
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    Ok great. Thank you for the help!

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    I was able to swap my two tripods. My AstroMaster 70AZ tripod is much more sturdy than my 127EQ tripod. For the most part the EQ mounts OK on the AZ tripod. Unfortunately, my mirrors were out last of alignment last night, and I was not able to try the higher powers to see if the shakiness was reduced. It seems to be less shaky though so I have high hopes after I collimate it. Fun

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    I think I've got the bigger armature bug. EEK

    I just missed a LX200 10" Not sure which series it was though. $800.

    I have options for a Celestron Nexstar 11 GPS at $1300 or a Meade 8 lightswitch for $1200. The 11 seams old too. The 8 seems prone to problems.
    There is a Nextar 8 SE for $800, but no response yet.

 

 
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