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Just bought this for my Celestron HD

PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:04 pm
by EIZO
Just bought this for my Celestron HD, arriving Monday

http://www.rothervalleyoptics.co.uk/jmi ... ution.html

Re: Just bought this for my Celestron HD

PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:33 pm
by Gfamily2
That looks neat - are you going to try and mod it so that you can operate it remotely from your warm room? Will it take a longer lead?

Re: Just bought this for my Celestron HD

PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:33 pm
by Aratus
I have a similar unit. I've got a 3m extension on it with no problems. I found it fiddly to attach, but its ok once you've managed it. Incidentally these only work properly on the telescopes mentioned. I transferred use from my 8" to 11" when I upgraded and found great difficulties in making it work. (I did eventually with a lot of modification)

Re: Just bought this for my Celestron HD

PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:08 pm
by EIZO
I have bought two 5m extensions, and there are many types for many scopes by JMI

I will operate it fully remote from my lounge using sky portal on my tablet to control the scope, image using a cheaper Nex image 5 camera and now focus remotely, I am also adding a skywatcher remote focuser to my new scope when it finally arrives, using the celestrons mount, remove the SC and put this on the mount

https://www.widescreen-centre.co.uk/ast ... opes/sky-2


The good thing about the Celestron mount in the photo is you can fit many scopes to it not just the 8" SC



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