Tuesday, 31 July 2018

A New Mount, Another DIY Project

For my last post, I created a video of the unboxing process of the Skywatcher EQ6-R Pro mount and gave my first thoughts on it.  I have still yet to give first light to the mount, but in the meantime, I've been busy planning the next DIY project.
A few years ago when I took delivery of my Celestron AVX mount, I needed to create a pier adapter which would allow the AVX to sit on top of my pier in the back garden.  As different mount models from different manufacturers all have different sized bases to their mounts, each fitting into proprietary tripods, it means that I need to redesign my pier adapter.  So, it's time for another video following the steps and thought process behind my solution.
Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Introducing the Skywatcher EQ6-R Pro GEM

Good day to you.
This is my first post for quite a while, and it's only going to be a short one.  I recently bought a new mount as an upgrade to my existing Celestron AVX.  I've put together a short unboxing type video with some thoughts and comments.  It's my first attempt at such a video, but it wen OK.  I might do more video based posts in the future.  We will have to see.
Anyway, see what you think!
Clear Skies :-)