Search found 47 matches

by akdwivedi
Fri Oct 08, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Anyone own a celestron Omni CG-4 Mount ?
Replies: 1
Views: 150

Re: Interested to get celestron Omni CG-4 Mount

I have astroview eq3.. but hardly use. it came with a orion 120st refractor which I mounted on my manual az mount.
by akdwivedi
Wed Oct 06, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Opinion on Sky Rover eyepieces
Replies: 0
Views: 95

Opinion on Sky Rover eyepieces

I cam across sky rover 82 deg and 100 deg eyepieces. has anyone used these. From just the appearance, they appear to be similar to explore scientific eyepieces but ES eyepieces are Argon purged so probably they are more weather resistant. I am currently using a 20mm 68deg eyepiece and like it better...
by akdwivedi
Fri Oct 01, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Is the Celestron 127slt good for planetary photography?
Replies: 1
Views: 208

Re: Is the Celestron 127slt good for planetary photography?

celestron 127 is a Mak and is very good scope. it is also fairly light and good as a grab and go scope. At 1500mm focal length and f/12, it is very good for planetary viewing. This has been widely compared with Celestron C6 (which is also 1500mm focal length @f/10) and opinion is still divided on wh...
by akdwivedi
Sun Sep 26, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: My astrophotography 2021
Replies: 339
Views: 23187

Re: My astrophotography 2021

Nice. Last two pics are amazing. The sun spots are clear.
by akdwivedi
Sat Sep 25, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: WTB: Celestron Nexstar+ handctroller (FOUND)
Replies: 3
Views: 739

Re: WTB: Celestron Nexstar+ handcontroller

I checked the cable again and decided to do a DIY.. Got a Rj12 connector, a cable crimper.. Cut the cable, from where I suspected it was broken and crimped a new rj12 connector.

Attached to the port and viola it comes to life..
by akdwivedi
Sun Sep 19, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: First Image of new camera
Replies: 5
Views: 642

Re: First Image of new camera

Nice shot…
by akdwivedi
Thu Sep 16, 2021 11:22 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: WTB - binoviewer
Replies: 0
Views: 973

WTB - binoviewer

Hi I have been totally mesmerised with the planetary views with celestron C8. The only pain is viewing with a single eye. It's painful after a few minutes. So I would like to try binoviewer. If you have one with good condition prism, lying unused in your dry box please PM me or WhatsApp nine4five6se...
by akdwivedi
Tue Sep 07, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Skywatcher AZ EQ5 mount
Replies: 5
Views: 1600

Re: Skywatcher AZ EQ5 mount

thanks SKSng.. I was told that though the mounts go down to 1deg, we need to use a pier to raise the mount so that counterweights dont hit the tripod. there are some wonderful youtube reviews which all say that az eq6 inherits the same performance as the eq6 R pro. I am not sure if tilting the mount...
by akdwivedi
Tue Sep 07, 2021 12:19 am
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: WTB: Celestron Nexstar+ handctroller (FOUND)
Replies: 3
Views: 739

Re: WTB: Celestron Nexstar+ handcontroller

Forgot to update that I needed the hand controller with mini usb connector at the bottom of the handcontroller.
by akdwivedi
Mon Sep 06, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: WTB: Celestron Nexstar+ handctroller (FOUND)
Replies: 3
Views: 739

WTB: Celestron Nexstar+ handctroller (FOUND)

Hi looking for a celestron nexstar+ hand controller (usb) for Az mount (dont know if there is a difference in hand controllers used for Az and EQ mounts). I have a evolution mount whose hand controller is not working. On close inspection it appears that the HC cable is broken and hence not communica...