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by akdwivedi
Tue Jan 25, 2022 1:05 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: ZWO announced its harmonic drive mount AM5
Replies: 3
Views: 358

Re: ZWO announced its harmonic drive mount AM5

yes.. and they will improve over time.. almost all the mass market mounts today - skywatcher, celestron, ioptron are made in china. I guess even the ones which are not made in China - losmandy, paramount, 10micron must be sourcing their parts from china (% may vary).. I am not too concerned about ma...
by akdwivedi
Mon Jan 17, 2022 2:30 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: WTS - Celestron Evolution mount with C8 XLT SCT
Replies: 0
Views: 195

WTS - Celestron Evolution mount with C8 XLT SCT

Hi astronomers... I had some great time with the celestron evolution mount with C8 XLT SCT.. I actually bought them separately. The celestron evolution 6 came with C6 SCT.. but I wanted more aperture and replaced the C6 with a C8. the result is a very stable goto alt az viewing platform. It is still...
by akdwivedi
Mon Jan 10, 2022 10:12 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Celestron telescope on carousell
Replies: 1
Views: 240

Re: Celestron telescope on carousell

which posting.. there are quite a few.. some members in singastro do list their scopes on caruosel too while putting a WTS post here. the sellers mostly are locals so you can meet and inspect the scope before purchasing. sometimes those folks dont respond.
by akdwivedi
Mon Dec 27, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: ZWO announced its harmonic drive mount AM5
Replies: 3
Views: 358

ZWO announced its harmonic drive mount AM5

https://astronomy-imaging-camera.com/pr ... rial-mount

What do you guys think.. their QC is a little questionable, but if it works like the RST 135, it would be fantastic at almost half the price of RST135.. and it goes down to Singapore latitude.
by akdwivedi
Wed Dec 15, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: WTB - ZWO ASI cooled color camera
Replies: 0
Views: 407

WTB - ZWO ASI cooled color camera

looking for 533 or 183mc pro cameras. If you have one to let go, please whatsapp me at 9four5six 7four1four.
by akdwivedi
Tue Nov 30, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Skywatcher AZ EQ5 mount
Replies: 8
Views: 2710

Re: Skywatcher AZ EQ5 mount

I have been using AZ EQ5 for a while. Its a flexible mount for visual and AP. RMS is low if you fix the gear meshing. thanks.. good to hear from a user of the mount. Does the mount work at 1deg N without any specific low latitude modification. Do you use it with the pier supplied with that mount pa...
by akdwivedi
Mon Nov 01, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: General Astronomy
Topic: Night vision astronomy in Singapore
Replies: 3
Views: 1153

Re: Night vision astronomy in Singapore

If you are interested in EAA, you can do one quite easily. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JdtL950RjQ Night vision are extremely expensive. thanks.. I am actually fine with EAA setups and am working to get a rapsberri pi. waiting for it to be delivered. but clouds. My interest in night vision was ...
by akdwivedi
Thu Oct 28, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: General Astronomy
Topic: Night vision astronomy in Singapore
Replies: 3
Views: 1153

Night vision astronomy in Singapore

I see a lot of buzz on night vision astronomy on cloudynights where they use the night vision devices in prime or afocal way with telescopes. Apparently the view from these Night Vision Devices is much sharper and they report even seeing faint nebulae, galaxies with these devices. The challenge is t...
by akdwivedi
Fri Oct 08, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Anyone own a celestron Omni CG-4 Mount ?
Replies: 1
Views: 928

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.